Tuesday, May 31, 2011

World's Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ask five different people and you'll hear five different versions of the ideal chocolate chip cookie... so I don't know if this will be your hands down favorite, but I do know that everyone who has tried these cookies has loved them.  You can of course customize them a bit for your own taste.  Don't like nuts?  Leave them out.  Don't like dark chocolate?  Use all semi-sweet.  The dough is very thick and takes a bit of muscle to pull together so enlist a friend (or husband!) if you can, haha.  Lastly, I made these recently but didn't take pictures, ugh... guess I'll have to make them again!  If you're not feeling up to this level of effort for your cookies, I'll be featuring a head to head review of a few gluten free chocolate chip cookie doughs later in the week.  Enjoy!

World's Best Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten Free Of Course)
Makes about 24 large cookies 

  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter, Softened
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 whole Eggs Beaten
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups Gluten Free Flour (I Used 1.25 Cups Rice Flour, .5 Cups Potato Flour, .25 Tapioca Starch)
  • 2 cups Gluten-Free Oat Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Xanthan Gum
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 bag Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips (12 Oz Size)
  • 4 ounces, weight Bittersweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 cup Chopped Pecans
  • 1 cup Chopped Hazelnuts
Preheat oven to 350F and put rack in middle position. Cream together butter, sugars, eggs, and vanilla on medium speed in the bowl of a stand mixer.
Meanwhile, combine gluten free flour and oat flour and stir.
In a small bowl, stir together xanthan gum, salt, baking powder, and baking soda and then add to the flour mixture. Whisk the whole mixture together. Add the chocolate chips and nuts and stir into the flour. Add the liquid ingredients to the dry and mix thoroughly (this will take some arm strength and it may seem like there’s not enough liquid but hang in there!).
Using an ice cream scoop, place dough about 1.5 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet (I get 12 cookies to a sheet). Chill in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes, remove, and then bake for 15-17 minutes until the cookies look just set. Cool the cookies completely on the cookie sheet.


  1. NOM. I love the idea of hazelnuts in these cookies.

  2. The hazelnuts were a total game time decision, but I think they make the cookies!