My niece Ginny gave me the best chocolate chip cookie recipe. I love it and it never fails me, however, since going gluten free I was bummed that I couldn't have them anymore. Well tonight that all changed. Brandon, my 12 year old, decided that he wanted to make cookies so I said go for it. He asked if there was a gluten free cookie that he could make so I could have some to. I didn't want to look anything up and I was feeling a little sorry for myself so I told him just to go ahead and make Gin's recipe. He got started and pretty soon he called me into the kitchen with a problem, we were almost out of regular flour. After thinking about it I said let's try an experiment and I pulled out my "gluten free flour mix" that I make. It's a combination of a few different flours. But I also remember reading in one of my cookbooks that I needed to add more tapioca flour and less of the flour mixture and add some Xanthum gum. As a surprise it turned out WONDERFUL! They are the softest cookies I've ever had. We all really enjoyed them. Hopefully you will too.
I'll share the recipe with you as it was intended with a side note of how I made it tonight. My gluten free flour mixture is a little more complicated than I'm willing to share right now, so if you use Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free All Purpose Flour it should work fine.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
2/3 c. brown sugar
2/3 c. Granulated sugar
3/4 c. butter (not softened)
1 TBSP white vinegar
1 TBSP White Corn Syrup
1 tsp vanilla (gluten free)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
2 1/4 c. flour
(Gluten free modification: 1 1/4 c. Gluten Free All Purpose baking flour, 1 c. tapioca flour & 1 1/2 tsp Xanthum gum)
3 c. chocolate chips
Cream together sugars and butter, once mixed add eggs and continue mixing. Then add vinegar, corn syrup and vanilla, cream together.
In a separate bowl mix dry ingredients together. Add dry ingredients to the rest of the mixture and mix together. Add chocolate chips.
Spoon batter onto cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes until they just set. (If gluten free you probably will need to cook it a little longer 8-10 minutes).
Let sit on cookie sheet for 1 min before removing.