Monday, December 24, 2012

Jenny's Cookies

We are so happy to receive this recipe from Jenny, a friend of 37 Cooks!

Grandma’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

Inspired by my grandmother’s chocolate chip cookie recipe that I re-worked to be gluten-free.

2 ½ cups gluten-free all-purpose flour (I used a mock version of Cup4Cup from Gluten-Free on a Shoestring)
1 teaspoon xanthan gum (omit if your all-purpose flour already contains this)
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon grey salt (kosher, table, etc. is also fine)
¾ cup dark brown sugar (I used wholesome sweeteners)
¼ cup white sugar (I used wholesome sweeteners)
2 sticks/1 cup butter – cold, cut into cubes
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract (make sure this is gluten-free)
1 ½ cups chocolate chips (semi-sweet, milk, or dark – whatever you like the best)
½ cup chopped nuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Line two baking sheets with either parchment paper or a silpat (do not grease either one)
In a medium bowl, combine the all purpose flour, xanthan gum (IF needed), baking soda, and salt – whisk to combine. Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer (or large glass bowl if using a hand mixer), add the sugars and mix on low to combine well. Add the cold butter and mix on low until combined – do not over mix. Add two eggs and vanilla extract, mix until combined – do not over mix.

Slowly add the flour mixture into the sugar and butter mixture while on low-speed.
Just when everything is incorporated, turn the mixer off and add in the chocolate chips and nuts (optional).

You can mix with a wooden spoon to incorporate the chocolate chips and nuts (optional) or you can mix it with your hand…that is my preferred method.

Using a tablespoon scoop out cookie dough and place onto prepared baking sheets. If using a large baking sheet you should be able to fit 12 cookies – these do not spread that much.

Bake for 12-15 minutes and cool immediately on a wire rack.

Makes about 40 cookies! Perfect for the holidays! Enjoy!

The full post can be see on Jenny's blog.

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