My Favorite Gluten Free Cookies

This is my general cookie recipe that I modify to be different things.  I’ve modified it from the original Nestle Toll House recipe along with other recipes I’ve found on Pinterest and many other great blogs.
1 cup butter (room temp)
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp GF vanilla (I get mine at Costco)
2 eggs
* 1/2 tsp cinnamon* Optional Depending on the cookies
Cream the butter and sugar together, not too much, you don’t want it to be super soft, don’t mix in a mixer they will get too creamy and flatten out. Then add in the vanilla & eggs and opt. cinnamon, mix until just incorporated.
2 1/4 cups GF Flour Blend (Recipe will be listed, for ease of use, I like Pamela’s Flour Blend in the blue bag)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp Xanthan Gum
1/2 tsp GF baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 TBSP Vanilla Pudding Mix (Jello is GF)
So, on top of the moist stuff, dump the flour in and then the other stuff, don’t mix until the end, once everything is in, carefully mix all the soda, salt, etc. into the flour so you don’t get little balls of baking soda (YUCK).  Toss in 2 cups of chips.  (will explain more later about that) then mix that all together until all incorporated, drop onto cookie sheets (line with parchment makes it easier to remove later and no clean up)
Bake at 350 for about 9 minutes depending on the size of your dough balls.
Okay, so for chocolate chip, I use a mix of semi-sweet, milk and white and sometimes add in M&M’s just for fun.  Sometimes, if I have them I add in mini chips too just for fun.  About 2 cups total, but you know, a little more is always good.
The Guittard brand has all the flavors, are all GF and nut free.  Harder to find, but no tummy aches!
I also sometimes make some (like right now) with 1 cup butterscotch chips and 1 cup white chocolate chips.  They are sweeter but I like the butterscotch.
I also make a white chocolate snickerdoodle with this, only about 1 cup of white chocolate chips then roll the cookie balls in cinnamon sugar.
Then there are my all time favs, aka…my nemesis…the Oatmeal Scotchie.  I can’t make these too often because my stomach is convinced that I can eat them for breakfast since they have oatmeal.  To make those, it is 2 cups of butterscotch chips.  Add in the cinnamon.  Reduce the flour by 1 cup to just 1 1/4 cup then add in 3 cups of GF Oatmeal, you can find it but it is a challenge.  Order it from Amazon if you can’t find it at your local grocery store.  These can either be made as drop cookies like the rest or put in a 9×13 and cut into bars.  Super sweet…very rich.
It is important that when you pull them out of the oven let them sit a few minutes before you remove with a spatula and let cool on paper towels on the counter.  The slight cool off lets you be able to get them on the spatula without them crumbling all over.
🙂 Good luck!!!

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