before going gluten free i baked cookies, lots and lots of cookies. since going gluten free i can’t seem to make a proper chocolate chip cookie. i’m fan of the chewy kind. all the ones i’ve made gluten free have been cakey or just plain flat. my family has eaten them up without complaint but i still wasn’t satisfied, until now. well i’m almost satisfied. friday was grandparent’s day at eli’s school. there are always snacks at school events so i asked him what he wanted. he said, “chocolate chip cookies!” after a few tries i came up with this recipe that everyone liked.
grandparents are great!
chocolate chip cookies (gluten free, dairy free)
2 cup favorite gluten free flour (or mix of choice)
1/2 cup tapioca starch
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp xantham/guar gum
1 cup palm shortening
1/2 cup palm sugar
1/2 cup agave syrup
2 tsp vanilla
about 1 cup dairy free chocolate chips (enjoy life)
beat shortening and sweeteners together until fluffy. add egg and vanilla, mix. add dry ingredients, mix. stir in chocolate chips. bake on parchment lined cookie sheet for about 8 minutes or until golden. allow to cool on cookie sheet. as with most gluten free baked goods…….these are best eaten same day but definitely still edible the next.