My favorite chocolate chip cookie (GF, DF)

My Favorite Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie (GF, DF)

My favorite chocolate chip cookie (GF, DF)
A Modified Version of the Original Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie that’s gluten and dairy free!

That’s a lie. This was my favorite recipe before it was gluten free. In fact, it’s the chocolate chip cookie my mom made when I was a little kid. In fact, it may have been your favorite too! It’s the Original Toll House Cookie Recipe! Now, it’s just modified to be gluten free, AND it’s still my favorite.

For those of you who don’t know, I can’t have tapioca starch. (It’s completely unrelated to my celiac disease.) And, that’s a real bugger if you start reading the labels of any gluten free flour mixes. When Cup 4 Cup came up with their wholesome mix that didn’t contain tapioca starch, I just had to try it.

My favorite chocolate chip cookie (GF, DF)
Brown Rice Flour, White Rice Flour, Ground Golden Flaxseed, Rice Bran, and Xanthan Gum

One-for-one blends can be a tricky deal because they already contain xanthan gum. You typically vary the amount of gum based on what you’re making. And, while we struggled with cupcakes, the cookies we made with this wholesome blend have been right on spot. Seriously, even my gluten-eating family members have been enjoying them!

My favorite chocolate chip cookie (GF, DF)
Here’s the “M&M” version too!

Yes, the Cup 4 Cup blend is expensive. BUT, if you’re going to buy it, this is a great recipe to try it on. (You don’t want to waste it on a cupcake fiasco!) AND, it also works to make “M&M” cookies, ice-cream sandwiches, and triple chocolate cookies!

My favorite chocolate chip cookie (GF, DF)
Triple Chocolate is one of my favorites! 😀

So without further ado, let’s get cooking!

Chocolate Chip Cookies (GF, DF)

Allergens: Contains egg. Always pick specific ingredients that meet your own dietary requirements.

Ingredients

My favorite chocolate chip cookie (GF, DF)
Everything You Will Need
  • 2 1/4 cups of Wholesome Cup 4 Cup flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup of shortening (Make sure it’s dairy free!)
  • 3/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup of packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups of dairy free chocolate chips or Choco-No-Nos

    My favorite chocolate chip cookie (GF, DF)
    Choco No No’s are sold by Premium Chocolatiers. You can buy these online! They’re a great source for nut and dairy free chocolate during the holiday season as well!

Procedure

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  2. Beat the shortening, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in a mixer until creamy. While that’s beating mix create a dry mix by combining the wholesome flour blend, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. Set the small bowl aside.My favorite chocolate chip cookie (GF, DF)
  3. Add the eggs to the creamy mixture, and beat again.
  4. Gradually add the dry mix to the creamy mixture, and beat again.

    My favorite chocolate chip cookie (GF, DF)
    Yum!
  5. Once well combined, you can add in your chocolate. You can use a beater or a spoon to mix in the chocolate.

    My favorite chocolate chip cookie (GF, DF)
    Mixing in Choco-No-Nos!
  6. Once the chocolate is distributed throughout use an ice-cream scoop to place cookies on an ungreased baking sheet.
    My favorite chocolate chip cookie (GF, DF)
    The ice cream scoop is key for consistency!

    My favorite chocolate chip cookie (GF, DF)
    And, the chocolate chip version!
  7. Bake for 9-11 minutes. The tops should be golden brown as they come out of the oven.

    My favorite chocolate chip cookie (GF, DF)
    In the Oven
  8. Once out of the oven, cool for 2 minutes on the baking sheet, and then on a wire rack.

    My favorite chocolate chip cookie (GF, DF)
    Transfer!
  9. Serve warm!

    My favorite chocolate chip cookie (GF, DF)
    My favorite!

Notes

  • My grandma always made these cookies with shortening instead of butter. However, you are more than willing to use butter if you can have dairy. The cookies will be less crisp, and a bit more fluffy.
  • We like to heat these for 5-10 seconds in a microwave to replicate the fresh out of the oven sensation when eating these cookies!
  • If making “M&M” (aka: Choco-No-No) cookies, you should add some Choco-No-Nos on top at the end, so the color shines through!

    My favorite chocolate chip cookie (GF, DF)
    Placing some on top means you’ll see them through the dough. Your cookies will be the most vibrant in town!

Now, for the FUN part! Whether you’re using chocolate chips or choco-no-nos, you can turn this into an ice cream sandwich by placing some So Delicious Ice Cream in the middle of two cookies. (More steps on how to do this next week!)

My favorite chocolate chip cookie (GF, DF)
“I’m ice cream crazy. No if, and, buts, or maybes.”
My favorite chocolate chip cookie (GF, DF)
Chocolate Chip Through and Through
My favorite chocolate chip cookie (GF, DF)
Works with Choco-No-No Cookies too!
My favorite chocolate chip cookie (GF, DF)
All sealed up to go in the freezer!

That’s about it from here. I’m on my way home from camp today! And, I cannot wait to catch up on my Instagram viewing, blog following ways to see what everyone has been cooking up this past week. Finally, I’m bringing these classic cookies to Fiesta Friday– my favorite party in the blogosphere.

Happy Cooking, and have a wonderful weekend!

15 thoughts on “My Favorite Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie (GF, DF)

  1. Kaila, these look yummy! Can’t wait to try them! Thanks for all these recipes to make my Celiac journey less challenging and more fun!!
    ❤️ Aunt Peg

  2. omg omg omg THEY LOOK SO SOFT AND REAL AND TASTY! like, FILLED WITH GLUTEN SOFT AND TASTY 🙂 but not obviously 🙂

  3. Those look delicious! It can be so hard to get textures right with gf baking. I’ll have to give these a try; usually when I have to make a gf dessert I cop out and just make dark chocolate avocado mousse.

    1. Yes, experimenting can be so frustrating. If I struggle with a recipe more than once, then I go and make an easy dessert I know will come out well. And, then I go back to working on the new recipe! Hope you’re having great weekend! 😀

    1. Thanks, Allie!! They are definitely our favorites. I think we’ve made three batches in the last two weeks. I do wish Cup4Cup was less expensive, but I do store it in the fridge once opened so it lasts awhile. And, all my friends love them, even though they’re not gluten free! 😀

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