These are the best gluten free chocolate chip cookies ever!
Before my husband had to be gluten free his favorite dessert was my chocolate chip cookies. Baking a batch was sure to bring a smile to his face. I was determined to convert my famed recipe to a gluten free one.
Notes and Tips
These cookies are made with coconut oil and a small amount of butter. You may be able to substitute the butter with some Earth Balance for a dairy free cookie.
There is a lot of misinformation about extra virgin coconut oil because it is a saturated fat and we are told saturated fat is BAD. So, what makes coconut oil different and why do so many called it “healthy.”
Coconut oil has thyroid stimulating properties and anti-aging effects. It is also has some weight loss stimulating and antimicrobial properties as well as anti-cancer effects. Coconut oil is high in lauric acid.
According to this article on Healthline: “Lauric acid is a medium-length long-chain fatty acid, or lipid, that makes up about half of the fatty acids within coconut oil. It’s a powerful substance that is sometimes extracted from the coconut for use in developing monolaurin. Monolaurin is an antimicrobial agent that is able to fight bacteria, viruses, yeasts, and other pathogens. Because you can’t ingest lauric acid alone (it’s irritating and not found alone in nature), you’re most likely to get it in the form of coconut oil or from fresh coconuts.”
So in short, extra virgin coconut oil is a great food to add to your regular diet to maintain health and vitality. If you do not want to use coconut oil: substitute the coconut oil for an additional 3/4 cup of softened butter – or 1 cup total.
If the coconut flavor bothers you, you can use expeller pressed coconut oil. It does not taste like coconut.
As a sweetener, I used raw sugar. Any granulated sugar should work.
Some will say that sugar is sugar – no matter the form – and in many ways that’s true. To your body, carb is carb. However, not all carbs are created equal. Unrefined raw sugar is made from the juice from the sugar cane and it contains trace minerals and nutrients. Refined sugar is devoid of all nutrients.
Best Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
Add the eggs one at a time blending after each addition until well combined.
Note: you may need to add some flour if your batter looks too runny.
Incorporate the chocolate chips into the batter.
Note: I often like to use half a bag of chocolate chips plus either half a bag of white chocolate chips or butterscotch chips, or a third of each (semi-sweet, white, and butterscotch).
Let the cookie dough rest for 15 minutes and preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Bake your cookies for 13 to 18 minutes (depending on your oven).
Cool five minutes before moving to a platter. Makes about 1 1/2 to 3 dozen cookies depending on their size.
Nutritional Info: Calories 255, Fat 11.1g, Saturated Fat 8.8g, Cholesterol 22mg, Sodium 133mg, Carbs 34.5g, Fiber 0, Sugars 19.9g, Protein 2.7g
Net carbs: 34.5 g
One cookie is 7 WWP+