One of my favorite foods in the whole wide world is chocolate chip cookies! And, it’s easy to see why! Who doesn’t enjoy a warm, chewy chocolate chip cookie with a tall, cold glass of milk for an after school/work snack or a late night dessert?
Although it was challenging to find really good gluten-free chocolate chip cookies in the store several years ago, now it has become relatively easy to both bake and buy them. Find out your options now…
In fact, with chocolate chip cookies, gluten-free eaters have several options: bake them from scratch, buy a gluten-free chocolate chip cookies mix or buy pre-made gluten free cookies from your local grocery store.
A lot of people enjoy baking cookies from scratch. Even those on the gluten-free diet can still enjoy this age-old tradition with different types of ingredients. Here are some of the best recipes for making homemade gluten-free chocolate chip cookies.
1. Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Baking Time: 14 minutes
Yields: 28-30 cookies
- 1 cup of sorghum flour
- ¾ cup of potato starch (not potato flour)
- ½ cup of almond flour
- 1 teaspoon of xanthan gum
- 1 teaspoon of sea salt
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1 ½ cups of light brown sugar
- ⅔ cup of canola oil
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon of bourbon vanilla extract
- ½ cup of dark chocolate chips
- (Optional) ½ cup cup of chopped walnuts or pecans
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the sorghum flour, potato starch, almond flour, xanthan gum, sea salt, baking soda and brown sugar.
- Add in the oil, eggs and vanilla extract.
- Beat the dough for two minutes, until it is sticky and smooth.
- Add in the dark chocolate chips; and stir by hand to combine. Add in walnuts or pecans, if desired.
- Note: If it is hot or humid, cover and chill the dough for one hour.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Form the dough into 28-30 balls. Place a dozen or so on the lined baking sheet and press down lightly -not too flat.
- Cool cookies on a wire rack before serving.
Recipe courtesy Gluten Free Goddess
2. Chewy Gluten-Free Cookies
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cooking Time: 14 hours
Yields: 2 dozen cookies
- 8 ounces of unsalted butter
- 2 cups of brown rice flour
- ¼ cup of cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons of tapioca flour
- 1 teaspoon of xanthan gum
- 1 teaspoon of kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- ¼ cup of sugar
- 1 ¼ cups of light brown sugar
- 1 whole egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 tablespoons of milk (or your favorite milk alternative)
- 1 ½ teaspoons of vanilla extract
- 12 ounces of semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
- Melt the butter in a heavy-bottom medium saucepan over low heat. Once melted, pour into the bowl of a stand mixer.
- In a medium bowl, sift together the rice flour, cornstarch, tapioca flour, xantham gum, salt and baking soda. Set aside.
- Add both of the sugars to the bowl with the butter and using the paddle attachment, cream together on medium speed for one minute. Add the whole egg, egg yolk, milk and vanilla extract and mix until well combined. Slowly incorporate the flour mixture until thoroughly combined. Add the chocolate chips and stir to combine.
- Chill the dough in the refrigerator until firm, approximately one hour. Shape the dough into 2-inch balls and place on parchment-lined baking sheets, 6 cookies per sheet. Bake for 14 minutes, rotating the pans after 7 minutes for even baking. Remove from the oven and cool the cookies on the pans for 2 minutes. Move the cookies to a wire rack and cool completely. Store baked cookies in an airtight container.
Recipe Courtesy Alton Brown
Unfortunately, some of us do not have enough time to bake a batch of cookies from scratch. Also, it can be challenging to buy all of the ingredients and, then, actively bake them in order to achieve a simple dessert or snack. There will be times when we want to create the food faster!
Therefore, a gluten-free chocolate chip cookie mix is a great thing to have on hand. There are many gluten-free mixes available in the stores for chocolate chip cookies. I have listed some of the best ones.
This mix makes delicious gluten-free chocolate chip cookies. While they may be slightly gritty, because of the white rice flour, the cookies have a wonderful flavor and they are perfectly safe for those who are a highly gluten intolerant. Be sure to use soft butter when making the cookies. Also, you may need to add an extra egg to the mix if it turns out to be too crumbly. It might even be necessary to bake them a little longer than the time specified on the box.
2. Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
Here is another mix that makes gluten-free cookies that taste almost like their wheat counterparts. However, if you’re a chocoholic like me, you will want to add more chocolate chips as the amount in this mix seems to be fairly sparse. Aside from that, these cookies have great flavor and a wonderful texture.
This mix makes tasty chocolate chip cookies in a very short length of time. All you need to do is add a few ingredients to the mix, roll the dough into balls and slide them in the oven! Like the other mixes, this one makes chocolate chip cookies that have a great taste and texture which will fool even regular gluten eaters!
The third option for obtaining gluten-free chocolate chip cookies is buying them pre-made at the grocery store. Some of the best kinds include Glutino Chocolate Chip Dream Cookies, Enjoy Life Foods Soft Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies, Gilbert’s Gourmet Goodies Chocolate Chip Paradise Cookies and WFM Gluten Free Bakehouse Chocolate Chip Cookies. These and many other brands should be available in your local health food market, if not your regular grocery store.
With so many gluten-free options, it is now quite possible to indulge in the chocolate chip cookies that you used to enjoy in your childhood days. Hopefully, this information will inspire you to create new gluten-free goodies.
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