Recently I started following a gluten free diet, not a strict one but the main bulk of my diet is gluten free. And for someone who bakes often, I was on the hunt for a flour substitute. While at Costco I found a gluten free flour mix called, Gluten Free Perfect Flour Blend by Namaste Foods. This was about $9 for 5 lb. so it isn’t the cheapest but it works and I don’t use it for all of my baking.
This is one of my favorite cookie recipes that I found on another blog – http://www.asweetpeachef.com/ that was adapted from Alton Brown. I have made these both with regular flour and this GF flour.
Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 sticks unsalted butter
2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup + 1/8 cup of sugar
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
1 egg (room temperature)
1 egg yolk (room temperature)
2 tblsp milk
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Melt butter in saucepan over low/medium heat. Mix together flour, salt, & baking soda in a medium bowl, set aside.
In large mixing bowl pour in melted butter and add sugars, cream together on medium speed. Add egg, egg yolk, 2 tablespoons of milk, and vanilla. Slowly incorporate the flour mixture until completely combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
Cover dough and chill for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees – time & temperature may vary depending on oven and altitude.
Scoop dough using a cookie scoop or tablespoon onto sheet. Make sure the cookie sheets are not warm, especially when making sugar cookies so they keep their shape. Using parchment paper helps keep the cookie sheets clean & makes the cookies not stick.
Once oven has reached the temperature, bake cookies for 11 minutes. Adjust time as needed – if you like a doughier cookie or a crispier cookie =)
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