Gluten Free Cookies…….Shared!

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Want to join my club? It’s the gluten free club.  I wish I wasn’t a part of it………but to feel good, I have to stick to it.  So we are forced to get along.
 
Believe me, if I could get away with it, I would never go gluten free.  I’m too much of a foodie and miss so many of my favorite flavors and textures.
 
Let me list them: cheesy pizza, fresh rolls, tender pasta, flaky pastries, etc.  I even start missing things like macaroni and cheese and ramen noodles.  Yeah, gross.  But when you go without, you start missing that garbage.  Well, at least I do.  Anyone with me?
 
(What is gluten? Is this topic totally confusing you? Gluten is the protein found in wheat, rye, and barley and is found in most types of breads/pastas/cereals.  Gluten gives these foods its elastic nature……making bread chewy and light/moist.  And more and more often these days, people are finding that they have a gluten intolerance of some sort…….or celiac disease.  To ease the symptoms, those with problems with gluten are advised to eat a strict gluten free diet.  Even small little crumbs can cause illness. For more info, click here and here.)
 
Anyway, when I posted about making the gluten free variety of those brownie covered oreos (found here) and also showed my rice flour and xanthum gum canisters on my counter (found here), I was surprised at how many of you out there are eating gluten free as well.  Many of you commented or sent me emails about eating gluten free for a variety of reasons……..and many asked for favorite recipes.
 
So here you go.
 
One of the first gluten free recipes I learned, was a gluten free chocolate chip cookie recipe.  And if you need one comfort food after going off gluten, it’s gluten free cookies.  Yum!
 
My sister shared this recipe with me years ago…….and I think she got it from my aunt.
Bless you Aunt Susan. I have made these so many times over the years.
(If this isn’t your recipe……I still love you.  But then I have no clue where it came from.
So just go with it.  Ha.)
 
Anyway, if you are eating gluten free……..enjoy a new GF cookie recipe. Or if you know someone who can’t eat gluten, make these for them.  They will love you forever.  I’m not kidding.
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And as long as you don’t over bake them, they turn out moist in the center and slightly crispy around the edges. Delicious.  (But be careful…..they seem to over bake quickly.)
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And let me tell you………..they won’t last much past the point that they have cooled on the counter.  You will even have gluten-eaters snatching them up.
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And go ahead, make them with your favorite ingredients.
Mine are: Chocolate Chip, Ande’s Mint, and White Chocolate/Macadamia Nut.  Divine.
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Would you like to make your own?

 
There are only 2 odd ingredients.
The others you will most likely have on hand.

 

Ingredients:
1 cup butter (softened)
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/4 cup rice flour**
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. xanthan gum**
1 tsp. salt
12 oz. choc. chips (or other variety)

 

**These odd ingredients are popping up in more and more grocery stores in the United States (I’m not sure about other countries).  I have even seen rice flour at Wal-Mart.  But generally these items are found in the health food section at the grocery store, with all of the gluten free/wheat free items.  Or, if you have a health food store nearby, you can check there…..these items will most likely be available there.

 
First, place vanilla, eggs, and butter (softened) in mixing bowl.
 
Mix well.
 
Then add your dry ingredients one at a time, mixing in between each one: sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, xanthan gum, salt……and then the flour.  (You can mix them in a separate bowl and then add to the wet mixture…..but to be honest, I hate dirty-ing an extra bowl.  So don’t ever hire me to cater an event……I take shortcuts!)
 
Okay, back up…  “What is xanthan gum”, you ask? Well, it’s a substance used to sort of add back some stickiness to recipes……because that’s what the gluten does for a recipe.  So without it (or something similar), recipes tend to turn out dry and brittle.
 
Xanthan Gum is a fine powder and looks like this:
 
But beware. If you spill this stuff and try to wipe it up with a wet rag……your rag will turn all nasty slimey.
 
Go ahead put some of this on your wet fingers and rub together.  The result is a really slimey texture.  It’s even hard to wash away under running water.  You need soap to break it down or a rag to wipe it away.  Crazy stuff.  (Also, this stuff tends to be pricey……but it lasts forever.  So invest in some.)
 
Moving on.  Mix the dry ingredients in really well.  You will have a dough form, just like regular cookies.  But it will feel a lot more sticky.  That’s okay.  Don’t add extra flour.
 
Then add your favorite cookie ingredient.  Like I mentioned above, these are my favorites: Chocolate Chip, White Chocolate/Macadamia Nut, and Andes Mints.
 
Place little balls of dough on large cookie sheet.  Oh, I don’t know…..regular cookie dough ball size.  1 inch?  1.5 inch?  Bake in preheated 350 degree (F) oven and bake for 8-10 minutes.  Do not overbake. The cookies tend to dry out and aren’t as forgiving as regular gluten-full cookies.  Allow to cool on a wire rack (or paper towels on the counter).
 
**Tip: I always pull them out right before they look done.  You don’t want to completely brown them.  I always pull them out when the centers still look slightly dough-y. (The ones shown below are even cooked a smidgen more than I usually do.  They usually come out a bit paler.) Once they cool, they will be a little chewy in the center.  And unforgettable.  Mmmmmmm…
 
 
Now take a bite and enjoy.
And then eat a couple more cookies…..because who actually stops after one cookie?  Not me.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Comments

119 Responses to “Gluten Free Cookies…….Shared!”
  1. 1
    Sarah says:

    I've been gluten free for about 3-4 years now, and believe me when I say that the GF horizon is A LOT brighter now then it used to be! We have SO many more options now! Keep the recipes coming! :)

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    Emily Love says:

    Mmm these look delicious! I'm not GF, but I work with children with autism and most of them are GFCF (gluten free casein (dairy) free). That's hard to cook for! I don't know how my kids' moms do it!

    It looks like this recipe could be modified to be GFCF if I used ghee instead of butter and used nuts instead of chocolate chips.

    Hmm…might just have to try them!

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    2 & Thru says:

    I can't wait to try these! They look delicious!

    The true test will be if my gluten-eating husband likes them…he says most GF baking tastes like eating dry wall!

    Thank you for the recipe!

  4. 4
    Lisa says:

    Wonderful!
    My BFF is gluten intolerant (and half a dozen other things, including corn, which is really tough to get around sometimes), and she and I would LOVE LOVE LOVE if you post more great GF recipes as you find them!
    Thanks for sharing :D

    • 4.1
      Jean says:

      Lisa,
      I hope you know that Xanthan gum is a corn derivative. I’m just starting to explore a GF diet, so I’m going to have to figure out what to use as a replacement in the GF recipes. So great that you are looking out for your BFF!

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        Anonymous says:

        Guar gum is a 1:1 replacement for xanthan gum. Sometimes you find it where the vitamins are in capsals. Just pull open the capsals. Some health food stores have it in the same place as xanthan gum.

  5. 5
    Jane says:

    Thank you for posting this recipe. My colleague is gluten free and she can almost never enjoy dessert days at work. This is perfect for me to take!

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    emma says:

    aah! thank you for this!! I've been thinking of looking into gluten free stuff for a while, just wasn't sure where to start. I don't thinkg we'll ever do strictly gluten free but maybe somethings. I don't think any of us are allergic, I too would hate going without ramen noodles or mac & cheese, by pizza?! i think I'd rather die.

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    emma says:

    p.s. i LOVE that you use great value butter!!! seriously?! who doesn't?! posers!

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    Regina says:

    Wonderful! How would I need to modify the recipe if I wanted to add in some rolled oats? Would I just add some water like I would do in a "regular" cookie dough? :)

  9. 9
    Sally says:

    I just stopped eating gluten a few weeks ago, and last night I was really craving some of my old, gluten-y chocolate chip cookies. Perfect timing for this recipe! I will try it tonight.

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    Kristen says:

    These look delicious! I've been gluten free since I was diagnosed with Celiacs disease when I was two (17 years ago) so I don't really remember what "real" food tastes like. I have sympathy for those who do! These look delicious! My roommates and boyfriend looooove my gf cooking so I'll have to try them! Thanks for sharing!

  11. 11
    Mommy of 3 says:

    I feel for you Ashley. I have a 2 yr. old that is allergic to wheat, barley, milk, eggs, soy & peanut. Try to cook or bake for him! I have found that baked goods don't last long as they tend to get gooey after a few days. Still can't find bread that doesn't taste like the glue on envelope flaps, tho'! I do hope he outgrows his allergies!

    • 11.1
      Tammy says:

      If you freeze the baked goods in small quantities and take them out as you need them, they taste fresh and moist after they thaw.

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    bethanndodd says:

    I am not a GF eater but my neighbor (and great friend) has recently had to go that route. I putting those 2 "odd" ingredients on my list so I can make these for her. And, I may just sample a few myself (they look so yummy!) Thanks for the recipe :)

  13. 13
    Lindsy says:

    Those look delicious! I have been gluten free for almost 2 years and sweets like this are one of the things I miss most! :-)

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    Missy says:

    My pastor's wife (my pastor has celiac disease) will take these cookies without the nuts and chips and crumble them like graham crackers for her graham cracker crust for cheesecake, only she uses oat flour instead.
    missyscakesandaprons.blogspot.com

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    *reyanna klein* says:

    I've been GF for about ten years, and I love when you post recipes! :-)

    Wow, I'm so surprised to see a GF recipe with JUST rice flour? You don't think these taste gritty at all? I'll have to give them a try. I usually don't make cookies from scratch anymore though… LOL. Now that Betty Crocker has come out with GF cake, brownies, cookies, Bisquick… I go that easy route. LOL. :-p

    You don't have a GF pizza place? :-( SOOOO sad! We have AT LEAST four here in Austin, TX. Thank GOD. I missed pizza for the longest time. :-(

    Have you had Tinkyada pasta? It's best, I think. My husband can't tell the difference. We LOVE it! For fresh rolls, I use Chebe flour (SOOOO easy!) or Pamela's baking mix. I always keep those two on hand.

    Good luck with your GF journey! :-)

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    The Browns says:

    My niece has Celiac Disease and my sister-in-law is FANTASTIC about finding things that she can eat that kids who don't have to be GF can eat. Like Mac and Cheese. I'm not sure how she does it. But I thought she found it at the store. Its just rice noodles instead of regular pasta. And its pretty tasty. Anyway, I'm definitely showing her this recipe!

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    cooperkelly4 says:

    I have posted some of our family favorites for gf: cookies, pizza, bread, waffles, dinner rolls, etc. soooooo yummy my favorite spot for tea asked for the dinner roll recipe!
    http://lovinglifeslittlemoments.blogspot.com/

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    shantel says:

    Thank you!!!!

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    Kimber says:

    My friend suggested your site, and I have to say these cookies look delicious. I have been a Celiac for about 3 1/2 years, and I started using a Silpat last year for baked goodies. If you have never tried one, I would highly recommend it, it really helps with gluten free goodies cooking more evenly so you don't get that super crisp edge and gooey center.

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    Brin says:

    My maybe-some-day-father-in-law has a HORRIFIC gluten allergy, and I always feel horrible not being able to include him in all the birthday and holiday treats I bring over. These are going to be a LIFE SAVER. You're the best!

  21. 21
    Megan says:

    I have Celiac Disease and eat gluten free too and find it super easy. I use a gluten free all purpose flour called Jules Gluten Free (http://www.julesglutenfree.com/). It really behaves like normal flour.

    I recently made homemade macaroni and cheese with noodles I bought at a Trader Joe's and a roux made with that flour. My husband and I finished the whole pan in 2 meals (it should have lasted about 4). I've made all sorts of cookies and breads with the flour and people don't know their GF unless I tell them. I made the homemade oreo cookies that people usually make with devil's foodcake mixes. The people I work with have been asking when I'm bringing them in again ever since.

    Using that flour and the few GF brands of cream of chicken/mushroom and tomato soups, I have found that I can make pretty much any recipe or meal gluten free. I also buy Udi's brand bread if I don't want to make my own bread.

    Jule's provides recipes that works great with her flour too. She has recipes for cookies and breads and pizza crusts, etc. [Cookie Tip: I have found that when you use the GF flour, it helps to use some baking powder along with the soda (half and half) and some shortening, not pure butter, (half and half) in order to make the cookies more 'puffy' or not collapse.]

    Maybe this is more information than you care to read, but I hope it is useful or interesting. I think my point it that there are brands (Jule's and others) that make really great all-purpose flours that can be substituted in recipes for normal 'glutened' flours which make GF cooking super easy.

    Let me know if you want recipes or other tips or anything like that.
    -Megan, megan.j.bowler(at)gmail.com

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    Amanda says:

    I've been Gluten free for 13 years, being gluten free now is SOOOO much better than before. I find alot of things in most grocry stores. If you want a great cook book Betty Hagman has the best one's out there. My family and I enjoy everything I make out of them. I have TONS of suggestions and would love to give you all my tips and tricks.
    give me an e-mail if you want! [email protected]

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    the cakes says:

    In my GF cooking, I have always added potato starch and tapioca starch to my flour in order for it to behave like regular flour. Interesting that you don't. And I have found that I really love sorghum flour. It has such a lovely texture and flavor (not gritty like brown rice flour) I usually combine it with other flours. I order in bulk from Bob's Red Mill and it is so much cheaper that way. Its a lot at one time but store it in the fridge and its fine for a long time.
    As other comments, we really enjoy the Tinkyada pasta. We use sweet rice flour to make roux. And a good flour blend to coat chicken for nuggets (roll them in crushed rice chex before frying to get that good crunch! Kids love it!) I have made many meals for non gfcf families and they usually don't know the difference. Have you gone to glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com. If not…do. She is a saint and savior to all foodies who have to reinvent. : )
    Its nice to know that so many of us are in this together!

  24. 24
    Joy says:

    My son has Celiacs so I am always on the look out for GF recipes! I too was wondering about a flour mix. Not too many recipes use straight rice flour. I have had good luck converting "my family" recipes w/Jules or the already mentioned rice foulr, potato starch & tapioca starch.
    Thx!

  25. 25
    Joe and Marci says:

    My daughter will thank you! I love getting to know others in the gluten-free community, thank you for a great recipe!!

  26. 26
    Melissa says:

    I have to ask: where did you get your cake stand? Its adorable!

    These cookies look so yummy. I'm in the process of switching to gluten free and I've learned a lot from the comments on this post.

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    the cakes says:

    A couple of things and I promise I won't crowd your comments
    If you don't want to make you own mac and cheese, Annie's Brand has a boxed rice noodle one that's not too bad.
    Udi's brand has delicious bread, bagels and pizza crust that are nice to have on hand when you don't have time to make your own
    When I make the "believing in bread" from Cinnamonquill.com, its gone the same day!
    Hope this helps.
    thecakes(at)mac(d0t)com
    Jessica

  28. 28
    ☼Carolina Artesanías☼ says:

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    te mando un saludo
    y te deseo una buena semana
    abrazos desde Chile
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  29. 29
    Ashley says:

    Ooooh, I love all of the tips and ideas. Some of them I do already……but others are things I'll have to try. So thank you, and keep them coming!!!!! :)

    Ashley

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    Nicole @ wannabecrafty.com says:

    I am so excited about this recipe! My cousin just married the cutest girl ever who has Celiac and so we always make this particular dessert at family gatherings because she can have it. Next time I make that dessert I am going to post about it, and I will for sure pop over here to send you the link because I think you will love it too :) But now I will have to make these cookies next time we get together with her!! Thanks!

  31. 31
    Tami says:

    I've been following you for a while now and loving all of the fun things you create. I was surprised to see that you are gluten free! My husband's family has GF issues so I've been looking for new recipes to feed them. (And, I'm trying to convince my hubby that we are going to go gluten free to see if he feels better but he refuses so I think I might secretely do it for him!) Anyway, you should post more GF recipes if you have them! I'm definitely trying this recipe!

  32. 32
    The Story of us says:

    I'm gluten free for about 8 mo now. I was excited to see this recipe! Thnaks!

  33. 33
    Jil ~ says:

    I knew there was a reason I loved your blog. I too like many of your readers have Celiac. This reciep sounds great.

    I also have a tried and true Snickerdoodle recipe if you're interested.

    Thanks for this post!!

  34. 34
    LethargicLass says:

    This recipe made my day! I have been gluten free for five weeks, and while I feel great, I do miss a lot (my money included, it's not cheap lol)… and I have been finding a lot of gluten options dry, dry, dry… these look amazing!

    caitlindevlin(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    The Edin Family says:

    I am gluten free/dairy free. I can substitute for the dairy in the recipe. Thanks so much! Can't wait to try them!

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    KP says:

    Oh, My, Goodness! Those look good! We're wheat free, because my son's allergic. I will say though, if you're craving some macaroni and cheese, try Annies. It's not that bad if you get the creamy kind and cook it until it's really soft.

    Thanks for the recipe!

    Kristen

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    Stephen says:

    A friend put my on to your site – THANKS!!! Going to (try and ) cook up a Cookie Storm. My family will love these
    Amy from Australia

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    Sarah says:

    My boyfriend is gluten-free and has a bunch of other allergies as well. Do you know if there is a way to get some extra flavor in baking without using vanilla? I usually just leave it out when baking for him, but if you have any suggestions for alternatives, I'm all ears!

  39. 39
    Meredith says:

    My daughter and I also have celiac. I will try this recipe too, and am curious about only using rice flour.

    I always loved your blog, but it made me love it just a bit more when I found out you were gf!

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    Matt and Kim Fairbanks says:

    I'll join your club! My husband is Gluten- and Dairy-free. I'm always looking for new recipes to try…especially for treats! I have an amazing Rocky Road frosting that is amazing on GF chocolate cupcakes. I'll have to pass it along and let you try it.

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    Jason and Michelle says:

    Thank you for posting! We're not GF, but we're dairy free. But I love baking for others that are GF, plus it's healthier for us too. I love that it just has rice flour and not a bunch of different "odd" flours you have to keep on hand. Can't wait to try these out!

  42. 42
    Lil' Bit and Nan says:

    Ashley, I didn't know you had to eat GF also! This makes me feel like less of a freak now. I was diagnosed with Celiac 2 years ago. It has been a struggle. Oh I am so grateful for you and this yummy recipe. Thank you, thank you!

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    michelle says:

    I made a batch today and they are really good. I would make these for anyone and they would love them. Thanks for the GF recipe. Excited to see some more of your favorites!

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    The Jenkins Family says:

    thank you! So excited, my hubby and I are both gluten free as well. :O( And I totally know what you mean about missing ramen noodles and pizza lol. It would be so nice to just order or go buy instead of bake, the ones I miss the most are subway sandwiches, most stuff i can create on my own… but not subway. lol ever master that one then please share!!! :O) Thank you I am so excited to make them they look delicious

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    Erin Jackson says:

    i have been reading your blog for a while and didn't know you were GF! I have been for 2 years and I would agree with others….there are a lot of great options out there. I have quite a few recipes on my blog as well and will be trying Gf monkey bread this week!

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    Anonymous says:

    I have had celiac disease for 14 yrs now. Eating GF was a challenge back then, but now there are so many products. I make great pizza, mac & cheese (from scratch), cakes, cookies, pies, everything.
    Using just rice flour makes a dry crumbly product. There are so many flour blends now that will produce a much better product. Eating GF does not have to be a drag, it's what you do for yourself that will make you feel good.

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    melliepetunia says:

    Gluten free is getting easier! Yippee! It's always nice to know we're not alone! But gluten free is SO much better than miserable!

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    Andreaspon says:

    I just found out about 3 weeks ago that my son and I have a sensitivity to gluten so I am always looking to find yummy recipes and ideas to make this easier for us. These cookies look so good, I can't wait to try them…keep the G-free recipes coming!!

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    The Three Vree's says:

    I'm gluten free, as well as 4 others in my family! My sister has started a gluten free blog! check it out!
    glutenfreegood.blogspot.com

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    Marcy says:

    Thanks so much for posting! Those look delicious!

    :)Marcy @ Life's Gristle

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    Country Girl in the City says:

    Thanks for posting this. I will try them this week. Hubby is gluten free, lactose free and caffeine free. So I will try them using shortening instead of butter and carob chips instead of chocolate chips.

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    Amy says:

    Wow those cookies look amazing! I'm new to the GF world and I am book marking this page so I can try the cookies! I just learned I have a thyroid disease part of the celiac disease so I'm in the process of going gluten free. thanks so much for sharing your GF recipe!

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    Mrs. Baron says:

    look soooo good! think i can sub king arthur gf flour for the rice flour?

    http://cookiesxo.blogspot.com

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    Jen says:

    I love this recipe. My family isn't GF, but I'm always on the lookout for GF recipes, as I've done a lot of research and found an abundance of wheat isn't healthy.
    One of my favorite blogs is Gluten Free Mommy, she has an amazing GF/CF angel food cake.
    I also just bought the Babycakes cookbook, which is mostly GF, and just found a cookbook called Allergy-Free Desserts, which is GF, dairy free, egg free, soy free and nut free! (See a trend with the desserts?) I'm just reading every page of these books trying to decide what to make first!

  55. 55
    Chelle says:

    Ahhh, Blogger ate my comment. Let me see if I can remember what I said. LOL! When I first saw your brownie post, I admit I skipped it because I saw Oreo and brownie, and was tortured during Christmas to have to watch my sister enjoy yummy smelling peppermint Oreo cookies. So I thought your recipe used them and I couldn't have them. Now seeing you are gluten free made me go back and look and it made me giddy. The recipe sounds so good and I will be trying both recipes in the very near future. I have been gluten free for less than year and I am still going through the hard time of adjusting to how to eat healthy and still enjoy food. So not easy. But it's nice knowing I'm not alone in the struggle and it seems more and more companies and seeing this is a serious issue and now we are getting more options. Oh and as for the mac and cheese, there are corn based gluten free noodles out there, and you could get some elbow noodles, some butter, some milk, and you can either use Velvetta cheese, that I've been told is gluten free, or get the actual Kraft cheese from the popcorn topping aisle, that I've also been told is gluten free, and make your mac and cheese from that. I live off of mac and cheese as of late, so give it a try. :-)

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    Talks Straight from the Heart says:

    My daughter has Celiac. We have.discovered some Chinese versions of ramen that r gluten free. Also, we have a book that is a gluten free shopping guide. If it is n the book then it is gluten free…it marks the things that r not made with gluten but r processed n plants with gluten as well!

    Thx for the recipes…i will def try them!

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    Tara says:

    I am gluten-free, too, and this is the same recipe I use for chocolate chip cookies! (both GF and with regular old gluten-y flour). They are the best cookies EVER!!

    I can't wait to see what other GF yummies you post. Thanks for sharing.

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    Adrianne says:

    Thanks for posting this! I just started gluten free about 2 months ago and so far, so good. This was great timing — I was *just* looking for a cookie recipe to make choc chip cookies with my two-year-old. We made them and they were delicious!

  59. 59
    Amanda says:

    OH MY GOSH. We haven't found a really good GF cookie for my mom since she was diagnosed celiac a couple years ago. I made these this morning. Talk about addictive! These will now be a staple in our house. Thank you so much :)

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    Anonymous says:

    I made these cookies for my GF siblings today and they were soooooo good!!! :D

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    Artsy Betsy says:

    I'm totally not GF but had some extra rice flour just hanging around (leftover from making homemade baby rice cereal) so when I saw your recipe I decided it would be the perfect way to use it up…YUM! And thanks :)

  62. 62
    Sharesa Larsen says:

    These are amazing! My daughter and I are GFCF and we have yet to find a recipe that tastes as good as regular cookies and these are them! I have had to make two batches already this week. Thank-you so much for sharing!

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    kelly says:

    looks yummy! i eat GF and really do fine not eating the baked goods but every once in a while will buy a 6$ bob's red mill brownie mix, their pretty good. homemade is always better though!

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    Roxcy says:

    Hey Ashley! I am so excited to try this recipe. My neighbor is GF and I have a niece that just called me and was asking for help as she starts to be GF. I can have gluten, but my kids and I are allergic to wheat, corn, dairy, tomatoes, and potatoes. We have found lots of great alternatives. I refuse to eat nasty food. =)

    I read the post by Mommy of 3, I couldn't find any way to link to her post. Is there? I was curious if her son can have spelt. We can't have wheat but we can have spelt and I have a several great recipes for bread.

    Also if you can have oats check out http://www.sophiesafecooking.com/ She has some great recipes for those who can have oats. I know my neighbor can, but my niece can't.

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    Mrs. E says:

    Thanks for posting this recipe. I am anxious to try this one. Thank you! It is spring break for me this week and I will have time to give it a whirl.

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    Kathy says:

    I made these cookies for my son to take to Pre School for his birthday. They were a BIG hit! The kids AND the teachers LOVED them!! Thanks!

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    Laura Stringham says:

    I hope that you are very much blessed for sharing this recipe with all of us. I found it through pinterest and tried it this week. I have to make a couple adjustments to the flour/xanthan gum content, but they are BY FAR the best GF chocolate chip cookie we've tried, and I've tried a lot. Thank you!

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    Laura says:

    i cant thank you enough!!!

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    Elizabeth says:

    OMG cannot wait to try these!! I was diagnosed about a year ago … I found a super easy and super yummy GF Peanut Butter Cookie recipe … it’s nice to have a variety.

    All my gluten eating friends made fun of my allergy … until they tried some of my food. Peanut butter cookies, yummy cakes and super tasty pretzels. I will be honest and say I miss white bread more than anything. Unfortunately they have not figured out how to recreate that tasty texture yet!!

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    Jennifer says:

    These are the best gluten-free cookies I have ever made. Put a link in my blog to YOUR blog back here! Thanks so much.
    They are D.E.L.I.S.H.

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    realrachelray says:

    My daughter was recently diagnosed with celiac…so we are moving over to GF. I have not attempted to bake anything because there tends to be so many new ingredients…BUT, I may just have to try these. Can you suggest any brands for the flour and gum that you like? Thanks!

    Rachel

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    Brianna says:

    I was just wondering, if I don’t yet have the zanthin gum, and still wanted these to be gluten free, what else could I use. I wanna make these for my sister, but won’t be going to the city to get the gum for quite some time.

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    Deb says:

    I’m allergic to sugar. Do you have any experience using agave in this recipe?

    Thank you!

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    B Pfeiffer says:

    These will be perfect on our church mission trip. We have some gluten free participants. These will make them happy. Thanks.

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    Sharon says:

    Hi, I made these with earth balance instead of butter and it still came out splendidly! Thank you so much for the recipe! :-)

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    SheilaG says:

    Thanks so much for this recipe! I’ve been gluten-free for about 6 months, but have been sticking with gluten-free mixes because the recipes always seem so complicated. This one is great with only a couple of “weird” ingredients. Will definitely be giving it a try. :)

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    ChristineK says:

    I am very excited about trying this recipe out. I have had a really hard time remaining gluten free. Its so hard to do in the area I live in. I am trying to get back on track. This will be one that will help me. Thanks so much!

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    Doris says:

    I finally tried the gluten free chocolate chip cookies. Thank you! They were delicious!

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    Lisa says:

    What can I use as a substitute for the rice flour, also on my not to eat list? Sorghum? I’m open to suggestions and ideas, I made CC Cookies with Potato Starch. Tasted good, but didn’t look like these.

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    Emily says:

    I made these yesterday for my aunt who has celiac disease. She was so excited that they tasted like real cookies! :) Thank you so much! If you have any other recipes please share my husband’s aunt also has this disease and I love to make them food that they can eat when they visit. Thank you again!

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    Kristen says:

    These are by far the best cookies I have ever made, gluten free or not. Amazing, recipe, thank you so much!!

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    Jennifer Prosser says:

    WOW! What a treat these are! Finally get to enjoy a comfort food I have so dearly missed. My family prefers these to regular cookies. Thank you sooooo much for teh recipe!

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    Sarah O says:

    I only had enough Rice Flour to make half a batch but they are in my oven now with 8 minutes to go… I can’t stop eating the batter (woopsie!!) so that is a good sign these will be great. Thanks! Now to perfect them so they look smooth on the top and experiment with ‘adding’ bits to them, raisins/sultana’s, nuts etc…

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    Jenni says:

    I am not gluten intolerant but I just finished baking a batch of these cookies for a friend that is. They turned out well. They dont taste quite like “regular” chocolate chip cookies but still taste pretty good. I couldn’t find rice flour so, I just got some “gluten free” flour instead. Not sure of the difference but it seemed to do the trick. It was my first attempt at gluten free anything. I hope she likes them!!

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    Dawn says:

    I made these cookies for the first time a few days ago and they were nothing like the store bought cookies I have tried! I LOVED them and my husband who does not have to eat gluten free also enjoyed them! :) Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!

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    Cheryl says:

    I just made these cookies this afternoon. They are fantastic! All 3 kids loved them, and my husband. Thank you so much for this recipe!

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    Jenn says:

    Thank you so much! I made these on Wednesday night for Thanksgiving with family. They were delicious, and are amazingly still chewy today! And, it’s Monday.

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    Jenna says:

    WOW, these look AMAZING!!! I’ve been GF for almost a year and my son is newly diagnosed as well so to be “safe”, we’re practically starving for cookies!!! lol . I can’t wait to bake these for us and my hubby. Thank you thank you thank you!

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    Pam says:

    Made this last night and this morning.They are very nice but kinda grainy.They taste is great but the grainy feel is a bit of putting . I will be experimenting with these!
    Loving your web site.

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    Jane Leone says:

    These ate wonderful! Thanks so much.

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    FrenchToasty says:

    These were excellent. I added walnuts and they were delicious! We are new to gluten free in my house but these taste just as good as normal. Thanks for the great recipe!

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    Daphna says:

    I just made these for my son but they came out flat–nothing like the way yours looks. What did I do wrong?

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    Rachel R. says:

    *sigh* Yes, I am really wanting a turkey melt. But a decent GF bread is like the holy grail. It all has the texture of either shoe soles or florists’ foam. :P

    I have found that I don’t need xanthan gum in my chocolate chip cookies. There is enough egg that they seem to do fine without it. And replacing a little bit of the rice flour with oat flour (if you can tolerate oats) gives a flavor more akin to the wheaty ones.

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    Jamaisvu says:

    I really don’t mean to be rude or offend your aunt… but that’s the recipe on the back of Nestle Tollhouse’s chocolate chips just made gluten free by adding rice flour and xanthan gum.

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    Miss Annabel says:

    Very very tasty recipe. Both the man and the boy mistook them for regular cookies and asked if I made a special batch for myself. I told them that WAS the special batch for myself and they were floored. Also, as a side note, I’d recommend the butter and eggs being room temperature. When I made this recipe second time around, the dough was much fluffier and soft. They didn’t flatten out as much… Good job Aunt Susan and thank you for sharing Ashley.

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    MissAnnabel says:

    Oh, by the way, if you have Asian grocery stores or markets have rice flour at a fraction of what the regular stores or health food stores sell them at. I found mine at Superstore in Vancouver in the aisle with all the foreign labels. They had some rice flour both in the GF/Organic section (at a few dollars more) and in their foreign foods section.. Don’t be scared or intimidated by the labels… Ask for assistance from store staff. Worth the $3 savings per 800gr.

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    Mary H. says:

    Made these last week. They are so good I’m making a double batch this aft. I love being GF!

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    Bake Sale Surprise! says:

    I made these for a bake sale for charity since I knew there were a number of gluten free co-workers, other than myself in the building. My tray of these cookies made $45 alone! Thank you so much for the great receipe!

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    Melinda says:

    I made the gluten free cookies and took them out when you said but they are still very soft on the inside?? Do you think I did something wrong? I am worried that they are not cooked on the inside. Any suggestions? Or are they supposed to be like this? Thanks in advance for and any feedback :) raw or not they are DELICIOUS!!!!

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    Amanda says:

    I made these last night for Bible study and everyone LOVED them! Many people thought they were a boxed mix since so many of us have tried homemade GF cookies and ended up with a crispy disc of a cookie! These were soft and chewy and wonderful! Thanks!

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    Ami says:

    I bought Trader Joe’s GF All-Purpose Flour…can I use it in this recipe? And if so, is the xanthan gum still necessary?

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    Diane says:

    I just made a double batch of these (about 60 small cookies), and they are delicious! 9 minutes in my convection oven was perfect to keep them slightly gooey. I did refrigerate the dough for a bit and wet my hands before making the cookie balls; otherwise, the dough was sticking to my fingers and looking very disheveled on the cookie sheets. My son is taking them to school for his birthday treat tomorrow. Thanks for the recipe! :)

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