My special man friend has a fondness for Chocolate Chip Cookies. So much in fact, I often refer to him as the “Cookie Monster.” This past week was devoted to making Gluten & Dairy-free Chocolate Chip Cookies that even my cookie connoisseur would approve of.
For me, the key to a great chocolate chip cookie is the right amount of chocolate chips. If you have too little chocolate the cookie is all dough… and it complete defeats the point. If you have too much chocolate (I know, it seems impossible) the dough will not hold together well. It’s about finding that perfect balance… or finding ways to cheat it a bit. If you really want to squeeze in even more chocolate, after rolling out the cookie dough into balls, add a few extra chips to the top of each one, before lightly pressing down. ;)
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, xanthan gum and salt.
- Add in eggs, coconut oil and vanilla. Mix well, about 1 minute.
- Add in chocolate chips and stir to combine.
- Preheat oven to 350º F. Line 2 to 3 baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Using your hands (and/or a melon scoop), roll the dough into about 36 balls. Place onto the lined baking sheets and lightly press down—about 12 per baking sheet.
- Bake in the center of the preheated oven for about 14 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly browned but still soft.
- Remove the baking sheet from the oven and allow cookies to rest for 5 minutes. Then transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Store cookies in an airtight container, or freeze in plastic bags, separating cookies with parchment paper.
I hope you enjoy this gluten-free, dairy-free treat. :)