Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies - Gluten Free

Ok, I know, I know, I've been talking all about cleaning up the diet and eating healthier. I've especially been trying to cut down on sugar, diary, etc. But today I had a colposcopy. If you know what that means, or have had one yourself, perhaps you understand why all I wanted this afternoon was some comfort. I haven't baked anything in quite a while and I had some extra time this afternoon when I got home from the hospital so I set to work. My all-time favorite cookies are chocolate chocolate chip. I've never, ever made them myself, but I've had a bag of chocolate chips in the pantry for weeks and I knew that it must be as easy as just adding some cocoa to the regular chocolate chip cookie recipe. Sure enough, it was just that easy. I used Gluten Free Pantry all purpose flour and adapted the recipe on the back of the Toll House chocolate chips package and came up with these beauties:

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies - Gluten Free

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies
adapted from the Original Nestle Toll House Cookie recipe

This is the recipe for a 6oz bag of chocolate chips,
the regular size bag is 12oz or more,
adjust the recipe accordingly.


1 C + 2Tbs GF Flour (GF Pantry All Purpose Flour)
1/3 C Cocoa
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 C Butter (1 stick) softened
1/2 C White Sugar
1/3 C Brown Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
1 Lg Egg
6 oz package chocolate chips (white chocolate chips are great in these too!)

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

In one bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. If you're using unsalted butter, add a little extra salt.

In a separate bowl, or bowl of a stand mixer, mix together the butter, sugars and vanilla until fluffy and then mix in the egg.
Slowly beat the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. When it's all combined, fold in the chocolate chips.

Drop teaspoon sized balls of dough onto a cookie sheet and bake for 9-11 minutes.
For cookie bars, spread the dough into a greased 9x13 pan and bake for 12-15 minutes.

Cool on the cookie sheet for two minutes and then move to a cooling rack. Or eat them warm, they're the best that way!! (with milk if you can tolerate it... yummmm)

6 comments:

Lisa said...

Hey Jenny,

Sorry about the colonoscopy. I know what it's like. I have to have them every three years due to my brother's colon cancer.

The cookie recipe looks great! I haven't made chocolate chip cookies since being diagnosed in 2007! I'm going to have to give it a whirl!

Lisa

Liz said...

Ouch on the colonoscopy -- but good for you for getting it done!

And yum on the cookies! Those look amaaaaazing.

Jenny said...

No, no, not another colonoscopy. A colposcopy. Google it, I dare you. ;-) I don't know which is worse... The prep for the colonoscopy was worse than the procedure, the colposcopy procedure, especially with a whole team of medical staff watching, was just... well I needed cookies after.

Liz said...

COLPOSCOPY not colonoscopy! Whoops. Us gf and chron's folks alwyays have GI issues on the mind :)

Either way, cookies were a good choice.

jacobithegreat said...

those cookies look great! they're making my mouth water...

Lisa said...

Ohhhhh...colposcopy! Be good if I could read! :)

Yep. I've had that test too. Neither are much fun, although I hate the prep for the colonoscopy!!!

I'm glad the cookies helped!