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:
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)