Monday, December 9, 2013

12 Days of Gluten-Free Desserts: Day 1- Gluten- Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

     When I was a kid, my Mom sometimes had Chocolate Chip Cookies or Rice Krispie treats waiting for us when we got home from school. To this day, those are two of my favorite desserts. My older brother served in Desert Storm in Bahrain. I knew how much he loved Rice Krispies treats so I made him some and sent them to him, but had to make like 6 batches because I kept eating them!

     With our all-purpose flour mix, we now can make homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies for the whole family. When we send these cookies in with our gluten-free daughter to a class party, none of her friends know they are eating a gluten-free cookie; they are that good!!

     So this classic cookie recipe is our first dessert recipe in our "12 Days of Gluten-Free Desserts" blog. Remember if you have an old recipe that was passed down to you, you can substitute our all-purpose gluten-free flour mix for the regular flour and it will taste just as good, but now it will be safe to eat!

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 sticks salted butter, softened
3/4 c. + 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
2/3 c. sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
3/4 tsp. xanthan gum
12 oz. bag chocolate chips

Preheat over to 375 degrees. Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet.

Mix butter and sugar together until creamy. Add eggs one at a time. Beat in vanilla. In a seperate bowl sift* together flour, baking soda, and xanthan gum. Add flour mixture to butter/sugar mixture one cup at a time. Blend in flour slowly. Add chips just incorporate. 

Drop a spoonful of cookie dough on the cookie sheet with the parchment paper on it. Bake 375 degrees for 10 mins or until light brown.

*It is very important to sift gluten-free flour to make sure baked good doesn't become lumpy.

Day 2: Gluten-Free Lemon Pound Cake

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