This Chewy Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe makes such good cookies, no one will even know they are gluten free. But if you want them all to yourself, just tell everyone they are gluten free. This chocolate chip cookie recipe tastes surprisingly like Mrs. Field’s Cookies without the nuts.
This Chewy Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe is Don’s favorite cookie recipe. He asks for it all the time. I usually keep some in the freezer to pull out as needed. That way, they don’t go stale. I have made a lot of cookies, breads and cakes over the past few years, trying to make these delicious treats gluten free. The flavor has been terrific, but the texture has always left something to be desired. Until now.
These cookies are awesome. The texture is perfect. People who distain gluten free will be fooled into thinking they are made with regular wheat flour. I recently discovered the secret for baking gluten free cookies and breads that have the same, wonderful texture as wheat-based goodies. What’s the secret? Psssst. Want to know?
Let me tell you. The secret to good texture is Xanthan Gum. I tell you my secret to chewy cookies in the recipe. Here’s what Bob’s Red Mill has to say about how Xanthan Gum works:
Xanthan Gum is a plant-based thickening and stabilizing agent. It is named for the bacteria, Xanthomonas campestris, which plays a crucial role in this description. Technically speaking, xanthan gum is a polysaccharide, which is just a fancy way to say “a string of multiple sugars.” To create xanthan gum, the Xanthomonas campestris bacterium is allowed to ferment on a sugar. The result is a gel that is then dried and milled to create the powder substance.
Xanthan gum has a number of powerful properties. First, it works as an emulsifier, encouraging liquids that normally don’t like one another to mix together. Second, it works as thickener, increasing the viscosity of liquids and batters. Third, it can create a creamy texture. In the world of gluten-free baking, xanthan gum plays the crucial role of imitating gluten.
In baking, gluten is what makes dough “doughy.” It gives the dough elasticity, as well as viscosity. Those properties help to hold a cookie together while it bakes on a sheet in the oven, and they enable cakes and breads to hold onto the gas bubbles that form inside them—this allows them to rise and take shape. Xanthan gum helps replicate these properties in recipes that do not contain gluten.
What You Need
I use my KitchenAid Stand Mixer to make cookies. And I do like my cookies chewy. These cookies are awesome. Consider adding a teaspoon of baking powder (listed as optional) to the mix for a fluffier cookie. You will, of course, need measuring cups and spoons, a mixer, bowl, cookie sheet, and cooling racks. Get yourself some cookie scoops and don’t forget the amazing coffee machine because you know you’re gonna wanna have some coffee with these cookies.
Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
Gluten Free Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
These Gluten Free Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies are so good, no one will even know they are gluten free. This chocolate chip cookie recipe tastes surprisingly like Mrs. Field’s Cookies without the nuts.
- 1 cup unsalted butter softened
- 1 cup organic sugar
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon kosher or sea salt
- 1 1/4 teaspoon Xanthan Gum
- 2 cups Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder optional, makes the cookies a bit fluffier
- 2 ½ cups gluten free oats
- 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
Heat the oven to 375F degrees.
Mix the butter, sugars, eggs, vanilla and salt until well blended.
Add the gluten free baking flour and sprinkle the Xanthan Gum and baking soda (and baking powder, if using) over the other dry ingredients. Mix the dry ingredients a little (I use a wire whisk). Now thoroughly mix the dry ingredients into the butter mixture.
Add the oats, mix.
Add the chocolate chips, mix.
Drop by rounded teaspoons on an ungreased baking sheet, spacing each cookie about 2 inches from the others. (I fit 12 cookies on each baking sheet.)
Bake at 375F degrees for 8-10 minutes, depending on whether you want your cookies chewy or crispy, until the cookies are lightly browned at the edges (see note) for chewy or golden brown for crispy.
Remove the cookies from the baking sheet and cool on a cooling rack. Store in a sealed container.
NOTE: The secret to making the cookies chewy is to underbake them a little bit. Take them out of the oven when the glossiness has disappeared and the edges are just starting to turn a little brown. If you wait until the top of the cookie is browning, the cookies will be crispy, not chewy.
Affiliate Disclosure: Many of the links included throughout Recipe Idea Shop are affiliate links, which means if you follow them and you buy something, we will get a small commission. It doesn’t cost you a penny more, and you can still use your Amazon Prime (Shop Amazon – Give the Gift of Amazon Prime) account to buy. This posting includes affiliate links.
Recipe Nutrition Information
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
WHAT’S NOT TO LOVE?
Trust me, you’re gonna love this recipe. Up your recipe repertoire. Add this recipe to your collection. But don’t stop there…subscribe to our email newsletter and get a free cookbook and a printable grocery shopping list.
RATE, PIN & SHARE!
Please Rate our recipes, and Pin and Share them on social media. Comments are welcome, too!
You May Also Like These Recipes From Recipe Idea Shop
- Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Gluten Free Shortbread Cookies
- The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies (not GF)
- Easy Dream Bar Cookies
- Gluten Free Danish Sugar Cookies