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Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Alycia Louise
Baked chocolate chip cookies on a stone baking sheet

Chocolate chip cookies… because they are needed in life.

One of the first things I remember cooking as a kid are chocolate chip cookies. It was usually my mother that made them, but I do remember my father making them with me a few times. Dad and I always eating a lot of the dough before the cookies were even done. I was around 7 and not allowed to do much other then help mix and taste test (which is the whole reason to help make cookies right?). I remember sneaking into the mixture of creamed butter and sugar thinking it was the best part – Aside from the finished product with a glass of milk.

A spoonful of chocolate chip cookie dough

When I went Gluten free my childhood cookie recipe was one of the first recipe that I adapted. It’s gone through a lot of incarnations and had crazy things added to it only to have them taken away. These cookies are best when they are simple and easy to make.

There is comfort in their warmth and sweetness. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t have a comfort cookie, usually something from their childhood, with a memory attached to making or eating cookies with someone. Mine happen to be chocolate chip with walnuts but I also have a fondness for old-fashion oatmeal cookies. What is yours?

Stacks of chocolate chip cookies. one with a bite out of it

As the days grown colder I know these cookies will be in my house more frequently. There is just something about fall that sparks the itch to bake, or maybe its the itch to remember.

I still prefer them warm, where the chocolate is this melted and gooey, with a glass of milk. It’s probably something I will never grow out of.

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Gluten free Chocolate Chip Cookies with Walnuts

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup Butter (softened )
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 2 cups Bob’s Red Mill 1 to1 gluten free flour (or your favorite gluten free flour blend)
  • 2 cups Oats ( Measure whole oats then powderize)
  • 1 12oz bag Chocolate Chips
  • 1 cup Walnuts (Chopped)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F
  2. In a mixing bow cream together the butter, sugar, and brown sugar.
  3. Add the Eggs and Vanilla while mixer is still going.
  4. In a separate bowl combine Gluten free flour and powderized  oats.  
  5. With your mixer on a low speed slowly add the flour to the wet ingredients. Mix  until everything is fully combined.
  6. Add in the chocolate chips and walnuts and mix until they are incorporated into the dough (don’t over mix or you will breakdown the chips and nuts)
  7. Scoop a spoonfuls of dough onto a greased cookie sheet (think golf ball size) leaving 2inch of space between dough (the will spread as they cook).
  8. Bake for 12-15 minutes. 
  9. Let cookies cool before moving them off the baking pan or they may fall apart. Once cooled slightly move to a cooling rack and allow to cool until they are warm and easy to handle then enjoy!

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