Nate has a co-worker who can't have gluten. He asked me if I could bake some of my chocolate chip cookies for her but gluten free.
I'm off from work today and tomorrow trying to burn up vacation hours so I did some baking.
To make my award winning chocolate chip cookies gluten free, all I have to do is replace the flour. Everything else is gluten free.
The other day at the grocery store we picked up a bag of gluten free flour. It was the cheapest gluten free flour compared to the others at the store. This bag was $5.49. I read good reviews online about it so I figured this would be the one.
I cleaned my counters and pulled out everything I needed.
Here's the flour.
To my surprise, one of my eggs had twin yolks. This has never happened to me in all my baking. :) Twin yolks is good luck right?
Dough.....at this point I took a small clean spoon, scooped dough and tasted. It was a little gritty to me and I think it's because of the flour.
I baked the cookies for 15 minutes at 350 degrees.
They turned out perfect.
I decided to taste one.
I broke it in half and took a bite. AMAZING! So good and I decided I would enter these into the town fair that starts tomorrow.
4 cookies ready for fair.
I dropped off cookies and got a free ticket. I'm thinking of going at some point this weekend to see if I placed.
Thank you to everyone who came to my blog from Reddit. And thank you to all the congrats. I did place first for these cookies. A new post on that coming soon. :)
I have been getting several requests for the recipe so here it is.
Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies (Regular or gluten free)
1 cup brown sugar (packed) 1/2 cup white sugar 2 sticks butter (unsalted) 2 eggs (farm fresh or store bought) 2 tbsp water 1 tsp vanilla extract (I use my homemade vanilla) 2 1/2 cups flour (if making gluten free then use gluten free flour. I used pillsbury) 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 2 cups chocolate chips (or a little more)
In a large bowl, using a hand mixer, mix 1 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup white sugar and 2 sticks of butter until combined. Then mix in 1 egg at a time. Then mix in 2 tbsp water and 1 tsp vanilla extract. Set aside.
In a small bowl, add 2 1/2 cups flour, 1 tsp baking soda and 1 tsp salt. Mix with a fork.
Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet and mix. Don't dump it all at once. Do it little by little. Once it's done, add your chocolate chips. I tend to put some extra chocolate chips.Mix in the chocolate chips.
To a non-stick or pam sprayed cookie sheet add dollops of cookie dough. Bake on 350 degrees for about 15 minutes. (ovens can vary.....just watch them) This should make about 2 dozen depending how you scoop them on pan or if you eat any dough. haha
When you take them out of oven, let them rest on pan for about 3 minutes and then remove them with a spatula to a cooling rack. Once they are cooled you can add to a tupperware container or large ziploc bag.
I store the cookies with a slice of bread to keep them soft. This is a trick not many people know about. :)
NOTE: Don't store bread with the cookies if you are making gluten free.