My attempt to move from Southern California and create a happy and sustainable urban homestead in North Dakota, with some musings on life with deaf dogs, a gluten free spouse, and the occasional mischievous garden gnome. Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy.



Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are and should be part of well any balanced diet. Once Alycia was forced to go gluten free I had trouble finding a good gluten free chocolate chip recipe.  I experimented with half a dozen gluten free chocolate chip recipes before I finally stumbled upon a delicious one that comes out consistently excellent every time I make it.

In fact the cookies are so good they pass the highest level gluten free test, which is people who don't know, have one and say "these are gluten free?".  Yeah they're so good you can't tell they're gluten free. Here's the recipe.

Ingredients:
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 1 egg, large
  • 1 ½ cups Pamela's Baking Mix
  • 1 tsp gluten free vanilla
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
Instructions:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cream butter and sugars together.
  • Add egg and vanilla and beat together.
  • Add Pamela's Baking Mix and beat together.
  • Add chocolate chips and mix thoroughly.
  • Chill dough in refrigerator for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.
  • Scoop dough in approximately 1 tbsp balls onto a cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 12 to 13 minutes or just until top or edges turn light golden brown.

Granted this isn't truly from scratch since the primary ingredient is Pamela's Baking Mix, but I think for the noble goal of eating fresh, home made chocolate chip cookies, we'll ignore that these aren't truly technically from scratch.

This recipe is also so delicious that it got picked up and published on Yahoo Voices, so you can read about Awesome Gluten Free Cookies over there as well.  

3 comments:

Karen said...

I heartily agree, chocolate chip cookies are health food. There isn't another cookie that can match them for satisfaction guaranteed. And now you have found a gluten-free recipe; the best just got better!

John Robinson said...

John--Jumped here from Donna's GWGT post, initially because of your FANTASTIC first name. A gluten-intolerant friend of mine will appreciate this recipe. You're too hard on yourself. A blog of eclectic posts can be interesting if the POSTS are interesting--and yours are! --John

P.S. I tell people that I am of the opinion that there should be at least one John in every building. :)

El Gaucho said...

Thanks John, I appreciate the comment and am thankful that you'd like to follow the blog. Even though I'm not a professional writer there's always this tiny part of me that is mildly self-conscious about my written works. Perhaps I just need to have the occasional cathartic "woe-is-me" missive to help me feel better!!

And since my significant other has had Celiac Disease for 6 years now, we've gotten pretty good at gluten free (and vegetarian) cooking. As such I post a ton of recipes that are gluten free and vegetarian here on the blog.