Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

These turned out PERFECT.  The trick, as far as I’m concerned is to have little learners watching over your shoulder.  When explaining how to measure 1/2 a cup, you can’t just grab the closest coffee mug and measure out about half a cup.  We got out the measuring cups (the real ones provide a great math lesson. How many 1/2 cups make a whole?) and even used the back of a table knife to scrape off the top – they’ve seen me make cookies often, but the knife thing was new.  We guess how many tsp make a Tbsp.  We had guesses 4 & 5.  Turns out I was made to teach math – to Kindergarten’rs.

This recipes is direct (with knife-smoothing measurements) from the Big Red cookbook.  We took out a little sugar and used white rice flour instead of the brown rice flour.

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe Type: Baking, Cookie, Dessert
Author: Big Red, Cathy Tibbles
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 30 mins
Serves: 4 doz
Absolutely perfect – soft, golden edges – and completely gluten free!
  • 1 c packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 c granulated sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/2 cups white rice flour
  • 1/4 c cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp tapioca starch
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1 tsp b. soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 c mini choc chips
  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Beat sugars, butter, vanilla on low until well blended.
  3. Beat in egg until light & fluffy.
  4. In small bowl measure(properly) all dry ingredients except for choc. chips.
  5. Add dry to butter mixture, and mix.
  6. Add choc chips. Blend.
  7. On ungreased cookie sheet, drop heaping tablespoons 2 inches apart.
  8. Bake 8 – 10 min until lightly golden. Cool 1-2 minutes. Remove to rack. Cool completely. Seal in air tight container right away to preserve freshness.


About Cathy Tibbles

In 2007 Cathy's Hubby was diagnosed with celiac disease and Strawberries Are Gluten Free was born. The early days of SAGF are chock full of all the newly converted recipes. More recently the articles are trending to cool new products, events, local news and family tales.

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