These gluten free chocolate cookies are even more delicious than they look.
I need an intervention. Somebody stop me. If I make anymore gluten free double chocolate chip cookies I may just turn into one. Silver lining: I’ll always look amazing.
five six of these double chocolate beauties since yesterday. Lately I’ve been trying to keep from-scratch goodies in my glass domed cake stand at all times. It’s great for unexpected guests, aesthetically pleasing, and just plain dangerous cozy.
It turns out tweaking gluten free cookie recipes over and over isn’t so great for the waistline. And these cookies are shockingly good and super chocolatey. They remind me of gluten free chocolate brownie cookies.
Keeping sugar laden goods out of the house has never been my M.O. I keep quite a few in my freezer just in case the mood strikes. Right now I have blueberry pie, cinnamon crumb muffins, brownies, toffee, sugar and gluten free chocolate chip cookies in there. And I just cleaned it out.
What can I say? I’m my father’s daughter. There’s two things the man loves: coffee and sweets. Most of my favorite childhood past times involve some form of sugar – namely ice cream. My daughter seemed to inherit the gene as well.
They say to give your children options in order to give them some semblance of control and independence. My girl is sharp. She constantly forms her questions to give me options. Instead of saying “May I have a cookie?”, she says “Which one do you want me to have – a cookie or ice cream?” completely sidestepping a yes or no question altogether. It doesn’t sound so sneaky until I’m doing three things at once, and later on I realize “cookie” came out of my mouth instead of “Hey, wait a minute”.
And although I try to keep her sugar intake sensible (a four year old strung out on sugar is fun for no one) I hope one day she looks back at us eating our scratch made goodies with fondness.
I always liked the quote by Ernestine Ulmer “Life is uncertain, eat dessert first”. Isn’t it the truth.
How do I make these gluten free cookies, and what makes them that good?
- Use Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 All Purpose Gluten Free Flour. It is the best. No need for flourless chocolate cookies anymore! You can actually make delicious gluten free baked goods with flour and serve them to your gluten eating friends. Woohoo!
- If you love immaculate cookies that are beautifully uniform, use a portion scoop. I have two – a small one and a large one. I could write them a love song. They are AWESOME. Besides all my cookie recipes, I use them for meatballs, chicken salad, and falafels. Everything comes out exactly the same.
- Be sure to microwave your chocolate in short intervals, like 15 seconds. Burnt chocolate = no bueno.
- Use dark cocoa powder. You will get a more rich brownie like cookie.
If you are on the hunt for the best gluten free chocolate chip cookies then look no further.
Gluten Free Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1/2 cup butter 1 stick, room temperature
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup + 1 T. sugar
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1 oz. or 2 T. milk
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup Bob's Red Mill 1:1 Gluten Free All Purpose Flour
- 1/4 cup dark cocoa powder
- 3/4 t. baking soda
- 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Microwave dark chocolate chips with milk in a microwave safe bowl until just melted. Stir well and let come to room temperature.
- Cream butter and sugar in a mixer on medium speed until light, fluffy and paler in color.
- Add melted dark chocolate and beat for 1 more minute.
- Beat in egg until completely combined. Scrape bowl if necessary.
- Add flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda and beat on low until just combined. Fold in semisweet chocolate chips.
- Scoop approx. 2 inch balls onto cookie sheet. These spread nicely so make sure each cookie has its own space.
- Bake for 15 minutes.