Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sometimes I just need a cookie. Really. Really. Badly.

Sometimes it must have chocolate.

This is the best cookie recipe ever!

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Doesn’t that look delicious?!?!

So yummy and soft with just the perfect amount of sweetness!

I could spend paragraph after paragraph talking about them, but I know you just want the recipe, so here it is:

2 cups all-purpose gluten-free flour blend (I use Bob’s Red Mill)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder (be sure it’s gluten-free)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp guar gum (you could use xanthin gum, we don’t b/c 2 of our children react to it)
1 cup butter
1/4 brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs (room temp is best)
1 tbsp vanilla extract (I use a lot so I can decrease the amount of sugar compared to other recipes)
2 C mini chocolate chips (also be sure these are gluten-free)

1. Preheat oven to 35o*
2. if you have a 2 year old to keep busy, have him sift the dry ingredients together. If you have a 5 yr old helping, it may be best to just let her do her thing with the dry ingredients. However you come to do it, the dry ingredients should all be in a bowl together, it’s a good idea to mix them well.
3. In a operate bowl cream the butter and sugar together. If your children are helping, it’s a good idea to hide while you taste this part of the recipe. Otherwise you’ll never get cookies. B/c butter and sugar by itself is pretty darn good.
4. Add the eggs and mix well.
5. Add vanilla and mix well.
6. Add dry ingredients to wet and, you guessed it, mix well. With gluten-free baking, you really don’t want to find a bit of unmixed flour while you’re enjoying your treat. Mix well, but be mindful not to over mix any specific recipe).
7. Add 1 cup chocolate chips carefully so that half of them don’t fall into the 2 yr old’s mouth. Be mindful that while you protect them from the 2 yr old, the 5 yr old is probably sneaking the rest. Be thankful you had 2 cups of chocolate chips while the recipe only needs 1 cup.

spoon onto cookie sheets and bake for roughly 10-12 minutes. These will remain nice and soft even if left on the counter over night.

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