The Perfect Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

The journey we have all embarked on at some point, the search for the Narnia of cookie recipes, the chocolate chip cookie recipe to end cookie baking disasters, and to end the hunt for the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe... has come to this.

The Best Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes: a dozen 2-Tbsp sized monster cookies

-1/2 cup vegan buttery spread
-2/3 cup brown sugar
-1/3 cup white sugar
-1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract
-1 vegan egg
-1/2 teaspoon baking powder
-1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar 
-1/4 teaspoon pink Himalayan sea salt
-1/3 cup sweet rice flour
-1/3 cup coconut flour
-1/3 cup Sorghum flour 
-1/3 cup tapioca starch/tapioca flour (or potato or corn starch)
-1 cup chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350F and line baking sheets with parchment paper or non-stick baking mat.
2. Beat vegan buttery spread and sugars until fluffy.
3. Add egg and vanilla, beat.
4. Add salt, cream of tartar, baking soda and flours, combine.
5. If the dough appears crumbly, add almond milk, 1/2 Tbsp at a time, until it comes together.
6. Stir in chocolate chips.
7. Plop by 2 Tablespoonfuls onto lined baking sheets, I used a small ice cream scoop and rolled them with my hands to make smooth, even cookies. Flatten slightly with the bottom of a glass.
8. Bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes. DO NOT over bake. Remove from oven and let sit on baking sheet 5 minutes.

optional substitutions...
-white sugar: coconut sugar
-flours: almost any combination of gluten free flours will do (see gluten free flour descriptions for flavor and texture)
If cookies puff up but don't spread at all by 8 minutes, flatten gently with the back of a spoon 2 minutes prior to removing from the oven. Gluten free flours can be tricky, don't take it personally.
I you're comfortable, play with different variations and quantities of gluten free flours and starches, I've tried many different combinations that change the flavor and/or texture slightly but still result in delicious chunky cookies.

Remember that quest I mentioned at the beginning of this post?

The hunt is over.
You are welcome.

Mangia! Mangia!