The original recipe for these cookies came from Bob’s Red Mill. I thought it was funny that it says “low carb” in the recipe description. Maybe that’s a relative term …
I followed the recipe pretty closely with just a few changes. I used Earth Balance buttery baking sticks instead of butter and margarine. I used a 10 oz bag of chocolate chips instead of 8 oz. (very chocolatey!) I also added coconut, as well as walnuts.
I had never used Earth Balance before and I found that the cookies seemed a bit greasy, especially while still warm. I didn’t use parchment paper but I think it would be a good idea to use it for these cookies. The cookies fell apart when they were still warm (always have to have a taste!) but they were less fragile after they cooled.
I took some to work and everyone who tried one gave me the thumbs up. Overall, I think this is a good recipe to keep around for gluten-free snacking.
- 1-1/4 cups Sorghum Flour
- 3/4 cup Tapioca Flour
- 1 tsp Xanthan Gum
- 1 Tbsp Corn Starch
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 cup Earth Balance buttery sticks
- 3/4 cup Sugar
- 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
- 1 Egg (large)
- 1 tsp Gluten Free Vanilla Extract
- 8 oz Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips * (I used Enjoy Life Mini Chips)
- 1/2 cup walnuts – optional
- 1/4 cup shredded coconut – optional
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Measure dry ingredients (1 – 5) and sift them together.
Let buttery sticks soften and bring egg to room temperature.
Cream buttery baking sticks and sugars.
Add egg and vanilla and mix for 1 minute.
Add dry ingredients in three parts, mixing between additions, until all ingredients are combined.
Add chocolate chips and fold them into dough. Fold in nuts and/or coconut, if using. Chill the dough for about 30 minutes.
Drop dough by tablespoonfuls onto parchment-lined cookie sheets. Leave enough space between cookies to allow them to spread. Bake 8 – 10 minutes.
Recipe adapted from Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Cookies. bobsredmill.com
I have a BIG stick I like to chew on in the back yard. Maizy laughs at me when I drag it around – it’s bigger than ME! Biting a stick is a good STRESS reliever!