Friday, January 11, 2013

gluten-free chocolate chip cookies

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies via design. bake. run.

i never bothered baking any gluten-free goodies until a few years ago. one of my former coworkers can't have any gluten so everything she consumes must be gluten-free. that was when i started testing out random recipes. every time i brought in goodies, i made sure i had a GF version as well. typically, i'd just take the regular recipes and alter them GF. most of the time i had to play around with random flour combinations. i have to say, i don't care for some of those flours. what i've found is that brown rice flour or white rice isn't that bad and can somewhat holds its ground. this chocolate chip cookies recipe here is an example of that. it uses only brown rice flour as the flour and the outcome is actually very good. it's quite simple really, and the cookies turn out great. of course i've had incidences where some of them can turn out too crunchy or just a horrible mess (but that the fun of testing random flour combos). i guess you just have to play around with it until you find the right combination of ingredients.

below's the recipe for these delicious gluten-free cookies should you want to try them out yourself. i love how the brown rice flour gives the cookie that crumbly texture once it hits your mouth. these really are good whether you're GF or not! oh, for half the cookies i turned them into sandwich cookies and added in some salted caramel filling leftover from my brown sugar salted caramel macarons. i say those were quite a treat. it's a giant load of sugary sweetness, but oh man, they were good.

okay, as usual, let me know how yours turn out if you do make these. happy baking and eating! :)

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies via design. bake. run.
the salted caramel filling with these gluten-free chocolate chip cookies just made them even better!

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies via design. bake. run.
this easy GF cookie recipe is seriously so simple to make and used only brown rice flour!

gluten-free chocolate chip cookies


1/2 stick (4 oz) butter, softened or melted
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
1 cup + 2 tablespoons brown rice flour
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


preheat oven to 350°F. line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone sheet.

cream softened butter (or melt butter in microwave safe bowl) and sugar together. then add in the egg. once mixed, add in the baking soda, baking powder, salt and flour. mix until incorporated, then add in the chocolate chips.

scoop out a tablespoon portion (ball-like) onto the baking sheet. make sure to spread out them at least 2-inches apart. bake for 9-10 minutes until golden but still soft in the center (baking time varies depending on how chewy or crunchy you like your cookies). transfer hot cookies with a spatula to a rack to cool. after a few minutes, they're ready to eat! enjoy. :)

makes 18-20 cookies or 9-10 sandwich cookies. store cookies in a tightly sealed container for up to 5 days.


  1. Any idea how white rice flour would affect the recipe?

    1. i'm not sure as i've yet to try that. my only concern would be whether or not the cookie will hold its shape while baking in the oven. it may spread and be a crunchy (but delicious!) mess or it may just be okay after all. well, you've just given me another excuse to bake another batch of these gluten-free goodies. i'll have to alter the recipe and see how they turn out!

  2. I need to get into these different flours! The cookies look so delicious.


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