CHEWY GLUTEN-FREE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES RECIPE

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 1/4 cups (~282 grams) good all-purpose gluten-free flour blend
  • 1/2 tsp. xanthan gum omit if gluten-free flour blend has xanthan or guar gum already)
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, room temp
  • 3/4 cups (12 Tbsp.) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 egg yolks (room temp)
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together gluten-free flour, xanthan (unless flour blend already has xanthan or guar gum), baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of your stand mixer, place the cream cheese, then pour melted butter over it. Add brown sugar and sugar and mix on medium speed for 2 minutes. (I use the paddle attachment on my mixer.)
  • Add vanilla extract and egg yolks (one at a time) mixing on low-medium speed until well mixed.
  • Add the flour mixture that you set aside earlier, beating on low until just combined.
  • Add the chocolate chips and mix on low or by hand, just until mixed thoroughly.
  • Cover the mixing bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate a minimum of 4 hours and up to 4 days.
  • When you are ready to bake, remove from refrigerator and let sit for about 15 minutes to soften enough for easier scooping.
  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • Line cookie sheets with sheets of parchment paper or silicone liners. Do not spray!
  • Use a#20 cookie scoop to scoop even mounds of cookie dough spaced several inches apart. I can get 12 per cookie sheet.
  • Bake the cookies for 11-12 minutes at 375°. Remove when edges are set and just browning. The centers will look undercooked, but will continue cooking as they cool. To ensure you don’t over bake, I suggest you bake a few test cookies so you can determine the right baking time for your oven. If you like gooey centers, cook less, if you like crunchier cookies, cook longer.
  • Let the cookies sit on the cookie sheet for just 2-3 minutes before removing to a cooling rack to finish cooling.