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Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

in quick and easy whole grain dairy free gluten free overnight guaranteed classic

Author: Sue Gray

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

These cookies are open to your own imaginative interpretation. Try butterscotch chips and toasted salted pecans, or white chocolate and cranberries, in place of the chocolate chips.

At a glance

Prep
Bake
Total
Yield
3 dozen cookies
Nutrition information

Ingredients

Choose your measure:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons gluten-free vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 1/3 cups King Arthur Gluten-Free Multi-Purpose Flour or brown rice flour blend*
  • 2 teaspoons xanthan gum
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped nuts, optional
  • *See recipe for this blend below.

Instructions

  1. Beat the butter, sugars, vanilla and salt till fluffy.
  2. Beat in the eggs one at a time, being sure to scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl midway through to make sure everything is well combined.
  3. Whisk together the flour or flour blend, xanthan gum, baking powder, and baking soda.
  4. Beat the dry ingredients into the butter mixture, then blend in the chocolate chips and nuts. Again, scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl to be sure everything is well blended.
  5. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 1 hour, or for up to 2 days.
  6. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a couple of baking sheets, or line with parchment.
  7. Scoop tablespoon-sized balls of dough onto the prepared baking sheets; a tablespoon cookie scoop works well here. Leave space between the cookies so they can spread.
  8. Bake the cookies for 9 to 11 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from the oven and let rest on the baking sheets for 5 minutes, to set, before transferring to racks to cool completely. Or allow them to cool right on the baking sheets.
  9. Yield: 3 dozen cookies
  10. *Make your own blend
    Many of our gluten-free recipes use our King Arthur Gluten-Free Multi-Purpose Flour, which includes ingredients that reduce the grittiness sometimes found in gluten-free baked goods. Our flour also increases the shelf life of your treats, keeping them fresh longer.

    The following make-at-home blend, featuring stabilized brown rice flour, works pretty well when substituted; and it tastes better than a blend using regular brown rice flour.

    Whisk together 6 cups (28 1/2 ounces) King Arthur stabilized brown rice flour; 2 cups (10 3/4 ounces) potato starch; and 1 cup (4 ounces) tapioca flour or tapioca starch. Store airtight at room temperature. Note: You can substitute white rice flour for the brown rice flour if you like; it'll make your baked goods grittier (unless you manage to find a finely ground version).

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 cookie without nut
  • Servings Per Batch 36
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 161
  • Calories from Fat 71
  • Total Fat 8g
  • Saturated Fat 5g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 24mg
  • Sodium 119mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 23g
  • Dietary Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 13g
  • Protein 2g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.