Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

So here’s the thing about baking, it’s kind of a science. Which means there is math involved, which is probably why I like it so much. I take great comfort in the fact that while so much of life is completely and utterly beyond my control, if I follow a recipe, there’s a 98% chance that it will turn into something delicious. When I do all the right things, it turns into something wonderful. Recently I was reminded that even if you do all the right things, cross every single t and dot every single i, sometimes life will still kick you in the face and you’ll have to start over. And so, in an attempt to find some calm in the chaos, I baked. Nothing fancy. Chocolate chip cookies that my mum taught me. It took maybe 30 minutes. The recipe says it’ll make 30 cookies, I ended up with 12. Because really, if you’re going to eat a cookie, it should be a big one. These cookies are straight up comfort food. Not in an “eat my feelings” kind of way (well, a little), but more in a “there are still some things that you can control the outcome of” way.

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 granulated sugar
  • 1/4 firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp Cup for Cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla until light and fluffy
  3. Sift together flour and baking soda; mix into creamed mixture
  4. Stir in chocolate chips
  5. Drop batter by the teaspoonful onto ungreased baking sheet, leaving about 2″ between cookies (this is the recipe’s suggestion, but really you can just make 12 giant spoonfuls on a baking sheet)
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly browned
  7. Remove from oven and cool for about five minutes on the baking sheet, then remove to a wire rack to finish cooling (this is a surprisingly important step, don’t leave them on the cookie sheet for too long or they’ll get stuck and break)

Makes 30 cookies (or 12, remember size matters)

P.S. The kicked in the face feeling lasted about 36 hours and then a bunch of really awesome people picked me back up and some really awesome things happened. These cookies are seriously magic.

photo 1My giant spoonfuls of  cookie dough

photo 2

The finished result
photo 3

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