Gluten free, soft and fluffy chocolate chip cookies

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original recipe from A Pinch of Yum's, "The best soft chocolate chip cookie" (I added some healthier twists)


RECIPE

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Dessert

FREE OF GLUTEN & REFINED SUGAR

serves: 6
prep time: 10 min.
total time: 20 min.

INGREDIENTS

  • 8 tablespoons of salted butter
  • 1/2 cup organic, raw cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups GF all purpose flour (I used Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free 1 to 1 Baking Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Microwave the butter for about 40 seconds to just barely melt it. It shouldn’t be hot – but it should be almost entirely in liquid form.
  2. Beat the butter with the sugars until creamy. Add the vanilla and the egg; beat on low speed until just incorporated – 10-15 seconds or so
  3. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix until crumbles form. Use your hands to press the crumbles together into a dough. It should form one large ball that is easy to handle (right at the stage between “wet” dough and “dry” dough). Add the chocolate chips and incorporate with your hands.
  4. Roll the dough into 12 large balls and place on a cookie sheet. Bake for 9-11 minutes until the cookies look puffy and dry and just barely golden.  *DO NOT OVER-BAKE:  Take them out even if they look like they’re not done yet. They’ll be pale and puffy.
  5. Let them cool on the pan for a good 30 minutes or so ...  

Keep in an airtight container or freeze


NOTES

  • The 3 most important things about this recipe are
  1. melting the butter,
  2. adding enough flour
  3. not baking for too long.
  • If you find that the dough is wet and it REALLY sticks to your hands, you probably need a little more flour. This is important otherwise you’ll have flat cookies. I’ll usually add a few tablespoons at a time to get it to the right consistency. You should be able to roll the balls of dough between your hands without any issues.
  • Reference the BEST guide from A Pinch of Yum, pictured below:
 Guide from A Pinch of Yum

Guide from A Pinch of Yum


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