Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe has taken a lot of trial and error to get it just right!  I have used the same chocolate chip cookie recipe since I was in high school!  I got the recipe from my friend Mona.  I think it was from a children's cookbook. I can't remember for sure now as I think I might be getting old 🙂  Converting it has been quite a challenge.  

I have several attempts here on the blog that were okay (Chocolate Chip Cookies, Chocolate Chip Cookies II).  I kept needing to tweak it.  I have been trying to get a soft, chewy cookie that doesn't dry out in couple of days.  Also, I wanted a cookie batter that did not need refrigeration before baking and I did not want to have to use parchment paper.  These cookies do not spread and only need an un-greased cookie sheet.  They bake just like their gluten filled counterparts and your friends might not notice the difference!

I have been using this recipe for several months now and it is my favorite.  No more tweaking!  This is my official Gluti Girl Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe.  This recipe is easily made casein free by using Earth Balance instead of butter and using gluten free/casein free chocolate chips.  I use Ghirardelli semi-sweet chips.  If you tolerate butter, it works great in this recipe.  For shortening, I use Specturm non-hydrogenated shortening.  

Gluti Girls Chocolate Chip Cookies (print recipe)


2/3 cup Earth Balance Buttery Spread, softened

2/3 cup shortening

1 cup sugar

1 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

2 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup rice flour

1 cup tapioca flour

1 cup almond flour

1/2 cup sweet rice flour

1/4 cup teff flour

1 teaspoon xanthan gum

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

2 cups chocolate chips 

1. With a mixer, cream together the butter and shortening.  

2. Add the brown and white sugar and beat until well mixed.  

3. Continue mixing and add the
eggs and vanilla.  

4. Add all dry ingredients and mix well.  

5. With a spoon, mix in the chocolate chips.  

6.Drop by tablespoons full on to an un-greased baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.  Do not over bake!  Makes about 6 dozen.


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One response to “Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Gluten Free Steve

    Melanie – I think finding a good gluten free chocolate chip cookie recipe is so important, as chocolate chip cookies are just a staple of life! I’m glad you found a great recipe. I’ll have to try these someday (when I get almond flour!)

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