An oldie but goodie and enjoyed throughout the year, my favourite recipe for gluten free and classic chocolate chip cookies has been adapted from my well loved Joy of Cooking book.
- Light and chewy with a slight crunch
- Simple ingredients list
- Easily made ahead of time
From a road trip snack to a baked gift, this recipe is very versatile. It is the foundation of my cookie recipe collection and one that I often refer back to.
- Used AP gluten-free flour
- Added baking powder
- Omitted baking soda
- Omitted chopped walnuts/pecans
- Prep: 20 (+ 30 for chilling) minutes
- Bake: 8-10 minutes
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- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, slightly softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 teaspoon salt (I use sea salt or fleur de sel)
- 1 + 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
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- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- In a medium bowl add flour, baking powder – whisk until thoroughly combined
- Set aside the dry mixture
- In a large bowl (or stand mixer with paddle attachment) cream the butter, sugar, brown sugar
- Add in egg(s), salt, vanilla – beat until well combined
- Transfer the dry mixture to the wet mixture – stir until mostly combined (you should still see some flour)
- Fold in chocolate chips
- Set dough aside and chill in fridge – about 30-45 minutes
- Preheat oven to 375 F.
- Line 2-3 cookie sheets with parchment paper
- Roll cookie dough (about 1 teaspoon) and place roughly 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet
- Lightly press down on dough with a fork
- Bake 1 sheet at a time for 8-10 mins – tops should be slightly coloured and edges a golden brown
- Cool slightly (1-2 mins) before transferring onto a cooling rack
- serves a bit more than 2 dozen small cookies (GF flour tends to yield less)
- chose a Gluten Free flour with Xanthan Gum
- the dough does spread out while baking
- put the cookie sheet, with dropped dough, in the fridge for few minutes before baking
- used a small cookie scoop
- can be made ahead and stored in airtight container – about 2 days prior
- freezes well in airtight container
For a healthier alternative to these classic cookies, try a batch of gluten free chocolate chip and nut cookies.
If you have any questions about the recipe feel free to leave a note in the comments section below.
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