Ghirardelli’s Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
Teresa’s Bake Shop – Christmas Cookie Extravaganza – 2014
Gluten Free Living – 2014
Ghirardelli’s Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies are delightful. Well, I’ve finally succeeded in baking my first gluten free cookie! I’ve made so many gluten free casseroles, pastas, main dishes, and soup recipes, but I’ve been a chicken when it comes to baking gluten free.
I’ve done pancakes, breads, muffins, and a few cobbler recipes, but this is my first try at cookies. Both John and I loved these delicious, crispy chocolate chip cookies. We used Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate chips, and Gluten Free flour instead of the unbleached all-purpose flour I usually use. The results were fantastic. (Almost any gluten free all purpose flour will work here, although my favorite is Cup4Cup.)
I wasn’t originally planning on making gluten free cookies this Christmas. But John and I had lunch with a friend and co-worker a couple of months ago. He wanted to talk to me a little about my blog because he knew I had posted quite a few gluten free recipes. He, and several family members, have issues with gluten intolerance, and he wanted to know what products I used in baking and cooking.
There are so many good gluten free all-purpose flours available today to replace regular all-purpose flour. (When I initially made this recipe in 2013, however, that was not the case). While I initially used Pamela’s GF baking mix when I posted this recipe, it is definitely NOT my preferred GF flour. My favorites include Cup4Cup, Better Batter and even Pillsbury has a decent GF flour available today (November 2019). They are great alternatives for those who have Celiac Disease or difficulties with gluten to any degree.
Ghirardelli’s Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies turned out great. Quite frankly, most palates would never even notice this recipe was made with gluten free flour. It’s really excellent. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that I used Ghirardelli chocolate chips instead of a cheap brand.
Ghirardelli’s Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies are crispy on the outside and chewy and gooey on the inside. I made half of the cookies with the tops studded with extra chocolate chips and the others without. We actually found that the cookies baked better and did not flatten out quite as much when we didn’t add extra chocolate chips on top of the cookies.
If you’re looking for a lovely Christmas cookie to make for your gluten intolerant friends, I highly recommend Ghirardelli’s Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies. Your friends and family will be so appreciative that you considered their needs in this way. And, to our friend, and John’s co-worker, Chris, this cookie recipe is for you!
An update: This was one of everyone’s favorite cookies in our Christmas Cookie Extravaganza this year. Even those who are not gluten intolerant loved this recipe!
Ghirardelli’s Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies are so wonderful. You’ll never believe you’re eating gluten free cookies!
These are great cookies to make for the holidays especially if you have family members or friends who have gluten intolerance.
Ghirardelli’s Gluten free Chocolate Chip Cookies are crispy on the outside and chewy and gooey on the inside.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients.
When I initially made this recipe in 2013, gluten free flour was not as readily available as it is today. I recommend Cup4Cup, Better Batter or Pillsbury GF flour. Pamela’s does not have a good equivalence ratio to regular flour
Place softened butter, eggs, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda and salt in a mixing bowl. Add vanilla.
Cream ingredients with an electric mixer until well mixed.
Add gluten free flour and Ghirardelli’s semi sweet chocolate chips. Add chopped nuts, if desired.
Stir with a wooden spoon to combine.
Scoop dough with a one-quarter cup cookie scoop and place on greased cookie sheets.
If desired, place 6-8 chocolate chips into the tops of each cookie.
Bake at 375 for about 15 minutes or until done. These cookies didn’t have the chocolate chips pushed into the tops of them.
If you have family members that are on gluten free diets, I highly recommend Ghirardelli’s Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Chocolate lovers will rave over these gooey cookies.
Ghirardelli’s Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies are so mouthwatering.
Here’s the recipe.
GHIRARDELLI’S GLUTEN FREE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
- 4 cups Pamela’s gluten free baking and pancake mix
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
- ¾ cup sugar
- ¾ cup brown sugar, packed
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 12-oz. pkg. Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
- Place butter, sugars, vanilla, eggs, baking soda and salt in a large mixing bowl.
- Cream with an electric mixer until smooth.
- Stir in gluten free flour, and chocolate chips (and nuts, if desired) and stir with a wooden spoon until well combined.
- Scoop dough with a ¼ cup ice cream scoop and place on greased cookie sheets.
- Bake at 375° for 12-15 minutes or until done.
Every bite of Ghirardelli’s Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies is amazing.
Don’t Ghirardelli’s Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies look marvelous?