Searching for the holy grail of GF cooking: chocolate chip cookies. Bet you thought I was going to say some sort of bread! That’s another post entirely. Anyway, when I went GF 4.5 years ago I made a batch of chocolate chippers that were gf. They were rather sweet and didn’t taste all that great. I didn’t give up, I keep looking. Recipes seemed to require that I buy weird vegetable shortening or use Crisco. Or they used odd flours and just not worth it to me to add another flour mixture just for one cookie. So I had not made them in 3 years. Missed them….desperately. Store ones are small, hard, drab in flavor and incredibly pricy.
Less than a week later I made up a batch; 2/3 with walnuts and 1/3 nut free for my nut hating friends. Froze them all on trays and then into freezer bags except one tray to bake. Made those and tested them on my friend Josh who came to supper. Goal scored; perfect brown sugar nutty flavor and texture; not too hard or too soft.
I put some in my cookie jar, closed it tightly and 4 days later those cookies (what remains) are still delicious. That is pretty long for a gluten free baked good. By the fifth afternoon my last cookie in there was getting soft so suggest not holding them for more than 4 days in a jar. I love that they can be frozen ready to bake in like 12 minutes. If I have time I let them defrost on the cookie baking sheet before they go in the oven so they spread out nice and thin.
I have made a couple batches since then, always bakes up so scrumptious. Cookie perfection!
So, if you are still looking for a great gf chocolate chip cookie look no further: http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/gluten-free-chocolate-chip-cookies-recipe. Enjoy!
Originally published on my blog one year ago, September 2016. A few minor changes.