These gluten-free cookie dough footballs are perfect for your next ladies night football party or sports night. They are no-bake so you don’t even have to heat up the house. Score!
No matter which team you cheer for, these gluten-free cookie dough footballs will be the real winner.
Gluten-Free Cookie Dough
If your home is like ours, then August through the first of February is football season and nothing else. While I do enjoy watching it, I enjoy the snacks and delicious football food more than the actual sport.
From delicious appetizers like our bacon wrapped tater tots and the best cheeseball to creamy sour cream chip dip, I can’t get enough. Of course, you’ve also got to have some sweets and these gluten-free cookie dough footballs are a win.
Nobody would ever even think they are gluten-free! The best part is that you don’t even have to factor in time for baking.
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Is gluten-free flour safe to eat raw?
Safe, yes. Flavor is something different that we need to chat about…
There are so many gluten-free flours out there that have beans as part of the base. I can tell you that they definitely don’t work for cookie dough. They give raw cookies (and even regular gluten-free cookies in my opinion) a funky texture and especially yucky flavor.
Since Glutino Gluten Free Pantry All Purpose Flour works so well in all of our recipes, it was a natural thing to use it in these gluten-free cookie dough footballs. There is no bean flour and it has a mild taste. Really though, any high quality gluten-free flour without bean flours should work.
How to make gluten-free cookie dough
In a bowl, beat the butter and sugars together
Slowly add in the flour a little at a time
Add vanilla and water
Fold in 1 C mini chocolate chips
Meanwhile, melt 12 ounces of chocolate and 1 tsp coconut oil over low heat stirring constantly
Shape cookie dough into footballs then set them on a baking rack over a baking sheet
Pour melted chocolate over the footballs making sure to coat all sides
Let cool completely then “draw” laces with white icing
You can make these gluten-free cookie dough footballs mini for one-bite sized treats. Or make one big gluten-free cookie dough football and serve it with some gluten-free pretzels or graham crackers for a double dose of sweet.
How to make this dairy-free cookie dough
For your dairy-free friends, simply replace the regular butter with dairy-free butter. Enjoy Life Foods top 8 free mini chocolate chips inside and melted chocolate on the outside keep them dairy-free.
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Gluten-Free Cookie Dough Footballs
- 2 1/3 C Glutino all-purpose flour
- 1 C brown sugar packed
- 2 T white sugar
- 1 C butter melted
- 2 tsp. gluten-free vanilla
- 1 T water
- 1 C mini chocolate chips
- 12 ounces chocolate chips
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- In a bowl, beat the butter and sugars together
- Slowly add in the flour a little at a time
- Add vanilla and water
- Fold in 1 C mini chocolate chips
- Meanwhile, melt 12 ounces of chocolate and 1 tsp coconut oil over low heat stirring constantly
- Shape cookie dough into footballs then set them on a baking rack over a baking sheet
- Pour melted chocolate over the footballs making sure to coat all sides
- Let cool completely then "draw" laces with white icing
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No bake cookies? Sign me up! My son helped me with these and it was really helpful that we didn’t have to bake them. I always get nervous baking with littles. We made them for his football-themed birthday party and he was so excited to tell his friends that he made them.