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Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

by on June 15, 2011 · 6 comments

Thanks to Louise for today’s recipe. I had no idea what to make, but she sent me a photo and recipe for something interesting – a wheat free chocolate chip cookie from Gourmet. The recipe has a video accompanying it called Diary of a Foodie. I didn’t watch it but let me know if I need to. The goal right now is to round up all the ingredients which include xanthan gum and potato starch and a few other things I don’t normally keep in the pantry. Judging from Louise’s review, it’s worth buying the ingredients just for experimentation’s sake. Here’s Louise’s photo.

Recipe is Here

gluten free chocolate chip cookies

Louise noted that baking these at 400 F rather than 375 F might give you better results, as she accidentally baked some at 400 F and they rose better.  If you use 400, just keep an eye on the cookies.

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Published on June 15, 2011

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Kelly June 15, 2011 at 1:49 pm

I have to say, I’m amazed at how far gluten free goodies have come. I sampled a bunch of commercial varieties at the NRA show and many tasted just as good as their conventional counterparts which is great news for celiac sufferers!

Louise June 15, 2011 at 8:03 pm

What Anna failed to tell you is that I also made the UNIX/TCP/IP guru’s Ultimate Stand Mixer CC Cookies. Since the two types were side-by-side, there was something to compare them to, not just my taste memory. There is definitely a texture difference, but not necessarily in a bad way. We had about ten adults and four young teenagers eating them and both batches of cookies disappeared at an even rate. The gluten-free cookies were excellent and, people didn’t realize they were wheat-free.

Gloria June 15, 2011 at 9:59 pm

I have a friend who just started a gluten free and dairy free diet.
I think she can eat eggs, but not cc containing milk. I wonder if there is a cc without milk? maybe bittersweet?

Louise June 16, 2011 at 5:15 am

Gloria — a couple of weeks ago I bought a bag of “Enjoy Life Semi-sweet
Chocolate Chips”. They are free of the 8 common allergens including dairy, nut, and soy. The stated ingredients are Evaporated Cane Juice, Chocolate Liquor, Non-Dairy Cocoa Butter. You can’t tell looking at the package, but they are mini chips. I was going to use them in the cookie, but tasted a couple. They tasted awful and I didn’t use them, but maybe somebody needing dairy-free would feel differently.

Connie June 16, 2011 at 10:22 pm

Gloria – Both Trader Joes and Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate chips are actually dairy free and taste much better than the enjoy life in my opinion. The other varieties of Ghirardelli (ie the 60%) contain milk products, but the semi-sweet are fine. Thanks for the recipe Anna and Louise – they came out great! The only one I’ve had to top it is “the chewy gluten free” recipe by Alton Brown. Its fantastic and easy to make dairy free with earth balance or another non-dairy margarine such as fleishmans (unsalted only) and almond milk in place of the dairy milk. As a celiac sufferer, its great to have a couple good cc recipes that live up to their wheat filled counterparts.

Anna June 17, 2011 at 6:25 am

Connie, thanks for the review! Also, thanks for recommending the Alton Brown recipe. I’ll have to check his as well.

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