Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies – buttery, slightly crispy, chewy goodness. No need to spend $2-$4 bucks each at the bakery when you can have your own, right under you nose. New advancements in gluten free flours in the past few years have made these curated family recipes over decades and some cases, centuries, now possible in gluten free formula.
Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe:
Cream together in mixer:
1/2 cup butter (important for flavour, but if necessary vegan becel can be used)
1/2 cup lard (important makes them just a touch crispy)
1/2 cup grapeseed oil (or other mild tasting oil)
1 1/2 cups cane sugar (or 1 cup white, 1/2 cup brown sugar)
2 tablespoons liquid honey (important for keeping cookies chewy and to stay together when cool)
2 large eggs
In separate bowl combine:
3 cups Kinnikinnick gluten free flour (or other cup-for-cup gluten free flour)
1 heaping teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
add to the wet mix
2 tablespoons (or more) pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon clubhouse rum extract (grocery store brand) or 1 tablespoon real rum
1 cup quick oats(or substitute with shredded coconut)
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet pure chocolate chips
Scoop out using 2 tablespoons size scoop (each cookie is 2 tablespoons of dough) – Looks like an ice cream scoop but slightly smaller.
We put 6 to a sheet approx 2 1/2 inches apart on parchment
Flatten each cookie with the palm of your hand
(wet your hand under water first, and shake off the excess, then flatten cookies – as dough won’t stick to your hand when it’s damp)
Bake at 375°F for approx 10 minutes – keep watching them as each oven temp varies
remove from oven slide parchment onto the racks let cool for 2 min, let cool **completely** before moving them with a spatula or anything else.
Makes approx 24 gourmet sized cookies.
Scrumptious Gourmet Cookie Variations:
- For raisin cookies, simply substitute the chocolate chips for Thompson raisins + 1 teaspoon cinnamon + 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg.
- For double chocolate cookies add 1/2 cup good quality cocoa powder.
- For triple chocolate cookies add 1/2 1/2 cup good quality cocoa powder AND 1 cup white chocolate chips.
- For ultimate cookies add 1/2 cup good quality cocoa powder AND 1 cup white chocolate chips and 1/2 cup peanut butter or skor chips.