Hey there foodies! I’m excited you’re here because I’ve got a treat for you. Today, I will be sharing with you an amazing recipe that will satisfy your sweet tooth cravings without compromising your health goals. It’s my Gluten-Free Chewy Chocolate Chippers Recipe.
As a nutritionist and a food blogger, I always aim to create recipes that not only taste good but are also packed with essential nutrients that can nourish your body. This recipe is perfect for those who are looking for guilt-free treats, as it is made with gluten-free flour and free from dairy products. Plus, it’s loaded with chocolate chips that’ll make you feel like you’re indulging in a guilty pleasure.
I’ll show you how to make these cookies step-by-step so that even beginners in the kitchen can try this recipe with ease. Trust me when I say that these chocolate chip cookies will have everyone asking for seconds. So let’s get started!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Listen up, my fellow foodies! This gluten-free chewy chocolate chip cookies recipe is guaranteed to make your taste buds sing! Not only is it free from gluten and dairy, but it’s also made with natural ingredients that will nourish your body and leave you feeling satisfied.
But why would you love this recipe? For starters, who doesn’t love a freshly-baked chocolate chip cookie? And when it’s soft and chewy, oh boy! There’s nothing better. Plus, this recipe has a perfect balance of flavors – just the right amount of sweetness with a hint of saltiness.
Now, some of you may be thinking that gluten-free equals flavor-free. But that’s not the case with this recipe. The combination of amaranth flour and tapioca starch creates a texture that’s both light and chewy. Plus, the addition of nutmeg gives the cookies an extra depth of flavor that will make your taste buds dance!
Not only is this recipe delicious, but it’s also made with natural sweeteners like turbinado sugar and brown sugar packed. So no need to feel guilty about indulging in a few (or more) of these cookies.
And let’s not forget about those who have dietary restrictions. This recipe is perfect for anyone looking for gluten-free and dairy-free options. It’s also good for vegans since there are no eggs involved.
So what are you waiting for? Make a batch of these chewy chocolate chip cookies today and experience the magic for yourself. Your taste buds will thank you!
Let’s take a look at what we need to make these gluten-free chewy chocolate chippers.
- 2 cups of gluten-free flour blend
- 1 tsp of baking soda
- 1 tsp of kosher salt
- 1 tsp of nutmeg
- 2 tbsp of tapioca starch
- 2 tbsp of amaranth flour
- 1 and 1/3 stick of unsalted butter (at room temperature)
- 3/4 cup of granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup of brown sugar, packed
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tsp of vanilla extract
- 2 cups of gluten-free chocolate chips
- 4 tbsp of flax seeds soaked in warm water
- Turbinado sugar
The Recipe How-To
Now that we have gone through the ingredient list and explained why this recipe is perfect for gluten-free and dairy-free foodies, it’s time to get into the juicy details of how to make these delicious Chewy Chocolate Chippers.
- 1 stick of unsalted butter, softened
- 3/4 cup of white sugar
- 3/4 cup of light brown sugar, packed
- 1 large egg at room temperature
- 1 large egg yolk at room temperature
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- 2 cups (240g) all-purpose gluten-free flour blend (I recommend Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour)
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt
- 2 cups of gluten-free chocolate chips
Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened unsalted butter, white sugar, light brown sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy.
Add the egg and the egg yolk to the mix along with the vanilla extract ensuring that you mix until everything is well combined.
Next up, add in your all-purpose gluten-free flour blend, baking soda, kosher salt while stirring continuously.
Add in your chocolate chips and give everything a final stir until almost combined but being sure not to over-mix!
Using an ice cream scoop or tablespoon, drop rounded balls of dough onto your prepared baking sheet leaving about two inches in between each ball.
Put your cookies in the preheated oven and bake for around 12 to 14 minutes or until lightly golden on top.
Once baked, remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack.
Store in an airtight container at room temperature for a number of days or enjoy straight away with a cold glass of almond milk.
Follow these steps and you’ll have some delicious gluten-free Chocolate Chippers that will make it hard to stop at one!
Substitutions and Variations
Hey foodies! As a nutritionist and passionate food blogger, I know firsthand that substitutions and variations can make or break a recipe. That’s why I’ve included some suggestions for those of you looking to switch things up with this Gluten-Free Chewy Chocolate Chippers Recipe.
First off, if you’re not a fan of chocolate or just want to mix things up, try swapping out the chocolate chips for your favorite alternative such as chopped nuts or dried fruits. If you’re like me, however, and believe that chocolate is its own food group, try subbing in different types of chocolate, such as white chocolate or dark chocolate chunks.
For those who are dairy-free or vegan, use non-dairy butter instead of unsalted butter. You can also substitute flax eggs in place of regular eggs to keep the recipe egg-free while preserving its chewy texture.
If you’re concerned about sugar content, reduce the amount of granulated sugar by using natural sweeteners such as honey, maple syrup, or agave nectar. You could also try swapping out some sugar with date paste which is rich in fiber.
When it comes to flour substitutes for the gluten free blend, amaranth flour can be replaced with buckwheat flour and tapioca starch can be replaced with cornflour. However; when baking a gluten free recipe i always recommend following the suggested ingredients when making the recipe so that your cookies turn out perfect every time.
Lastly, if you’re not a fan of turbinado sugar (which has large crystals and is commonly used as an alternative to brown sugar), you could swap it for dark brown sugar or coconut sugar.
Remember- each substitution leads to a different flavor profile so don’t be afraid to experiment with creating your own signature cookie recipe that fits your preferences; but it’s always best to follow recipes accordingly before switching ingredients all around.
Serving and Pairing
Now that you’ve prepared your chewy chocolate chippers, it’s time to enjoy them! Trust me, these cookies will disappear in no time. The perfect pairing for these gluten-free chocolate chip cookies is a glass of cold almond milk or a hot cup of coffee. The rich, chocolatey flavor pairs well with the nutty taste of almond milk or the bitterness of coffee.
Serve these cookies warm straight from the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream on top, and you’ll have an indulgent dessert that nobody can resist. You can also serve them with dollops of whipped cream or drizzle some caramel sauce on top for an extra decadent treat.
These cookies are perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a party, a potluck or even just a mid-day snack. You can also pack them in an air-tight container and take them with you on-the-go. They make a great addition to your lunch box or as an afternoon pick-me-up.
If you’re feeling adventurous, try experimenting with different types of add-ins like dried fruits or nuts to give this recipe your own unique twist. You can also combine these cookies with other sweet treats like brownies, muffins, and cakes to create a delicious dessert platter that everyone will love.
Trust me when I say this – if you’re looking for a crowd-pleasing dessert that is gluten-free, dairy-free, and packed with flavor, these chewy chocolate chip cookies are your best bet. Enjoy them with your loved ones and indulge in every chocolatey bite!
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
Listen up, foodies! When it comes to cookies, it’s always a good idea to prepare ahead of time for whenever your cravings hit. These gluten-free chewy chocolate chippers should be enjoyed fresh out of the oven, but if you can’t finish them all in one go, don’t worry! Here are some tips and tricks for making ahead, storing and reheating these delicious treats.
If you want freshly baked cookies without having to spend too much time in the kitchen, this recipe can be prepped ahead of time. Once you’ve made the dough, shape it into small balls and store them in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer. When you’re ready to bake, simply pop them in the preheated oven and voila! Freshly baked cookies without any fuss.
Proper storage is key when it comes to maintaining the quality of your gluten-free chewy chocolate chippers. These cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or in the fridge for up to a week. Be sure to separate them with layers of parchment paper or wax paper to prevent sticking.
To reheat your stored cookies, simply pop them on a baking tray and heat them up in the oven at 375°F (190°C) for about 5 minutes. This will maintain their chewiness and ensure that they’re just as delicious as when they were first baked.
Whether you’re making these gluten-free chewy chocolate chippers ahead of time or storing them for later indulgence, proper preparation and storage are crucial. By taking note of these tips, you’ll be able to enjoy these delectable cookies anytime without sacrificing their irresistible texture and flavor.
Tips for Perfect Results
Now that you have all the ingredients for your gluten-free chewy chocolate chippers ready, let me share some tips to ensure perfect results every time.
1. Choosing the Right Flour Blend
One of the most critical factors for successful gluten-free baking is choosing the right flour blend. You can’t just substitute regular all-purpose flour with a gluten-free version and expect the same results. Instead, use a blend of different flours to achieve the right texture and flavor. For this recipe, we recommend using a mix of amaranth flour and tapioca starch.
2. Keep an Eye on the Oven Temperature
Make sure your oven temperature is accurate. If your oven runs hot, your cookies may burn before they’re cooked through. Conversely, if your oven is cooler than you think, the cookies may fail to crisp up properly. Invest in an oven thermometer to be sure that it is at 375°F before baking.
3. Room Temperature Butter
Using room temperature butter will help incorporate more air into the dough mixture, resulting in fluffier cookies with a better texture. If you forgot to take it out ahead of time, microwave it for about 10 seconds to soften it slightly.
4. Chilling Your Dough
After mixing your dough, chill it in the fridge for at least half an hour before scooping and baking them. This allows the butter to firm up again after being at room temperature.
5. Use High-Quality Chocolate Chips
The quality of chocolate chips you use makes a difference in both flavor and texture. Opt for high-quality gluten-free chocolate chips like Enjoy Life or King Arthur Gluten-Free Chocolate Chips for best results.
6. Don’t Overcook Your Cookies
Overcooking gluten-free cookies is easy to do since they tend to dry out quickly when baked for too long or at too high temperatures! Keep an eye on them in the last few minutes of baking and remove them from the oven when the edges are golden brown.
By keeping these tips in mind, you can ensure that your gluten-free chewy chocolate chippers turn out perfectly every time. Happy baking!
Now that you know how to make these delicious gluten-free chocolate chip cookies, let’s dive into some frequently asked questions to help troubleshoot any issues you may run into while making them. From substitutions to ingredient queries, these FAQs will have you confidently baking the best chewy chocolate chip cookies in town. So, let’s get started!
How to make chewy chocolate chip cookies Alton Brown?
If you want to achieve a chewier texture in your baked goods, there are a few ingredient substitutions you can make. Try using bread flour instead of all-purpose, swapping out an egg white for some milk, and adjusting the ratio of brown and white sugar. It’s important to note that it’s best to make a full batch of the recipe rather than halving or doubling it. However, if you end up with leftover cookies, you can always portion them out and freeze them for later.
Which chocolate chips are gluten-free?
As a nutritionist and food blogger, I am always on the lookout for the best chocolate chips available on the market. I have compiled a list of the top 8 allergen-free chocolate chips, including well-known brands such as Hershey’s and lesser-known brands such as Lakanto. Additionally, for those looking to reduce their sugar intake, Lakanto offers a sugar-free option. Whether you’re making cookies or adding a touch of sweetness to your favorite recipe, these chocolate chips are sure to satisfy your cravings without compromising your health.
Does Crumbl have gluten-free cookies?
I came across a popular cookie bakery, Crumbl, which has a variety of creative cookie flavors on their menu. Wanting to cater to gluten-free individuals, I decided to recreate some of their most loved cookies with gluten-free ingredients.
How do you make gluten-free cookies less gritty?
When preparing gluten-free recipes with alternative flour blends, you may notice a rough texture in your batter. However, you can fix this by allowing your batter to sit for approximately 30 minutes, allowing it to soak in the moisture and attain a smoother texture.
What are the ingredients in Trader Joe’s gluten-free crispy crunchy chocolate chip cookies?
The recipe calls for a blend of flavorful ingredients. These include semi-sweet chocolate chips crafted from chocolate liquor, sugar, cocoa butter, milk fat, soy lecithin, vanilla and natural flavor. In addition, the recipe requires rice flour, delicious butter made from cream, brown sugar, sugar, eggs, natural flavor, baking soda, salt, xanthan gum, and water.
All in all, this chewy gluten-free chocolate chip cookies recipe is a must-try for anyone looking to indulge in a delightful dessert without compromising their dietary restrictions. The perfectly balanced blend of ingredients and the expertly crafted preparation method ensure that you get a flavor-packed, soft and chewy cookie every single time.
By using high-quality ingredients such as turbinado sugar, flax seeds, amaranth flour, tapioca starch, and xanthan gum, you get to enjoy the best possible version of classic chocolate chip cookies without any harmful additives or preservatives. And if you’re craving some variety, feel free to substitute some of the ingredients or experiment with different flavors.
These cookies are not just gluten-free but also dairy-free and packed with natural flavors that will satisfy your taste buds in the most delectable way possible. Whether you’re on a specialty diet or looking for tasty new recipes to try out, these cookies are an excellent choice. So go ahead and give them a chance—we promise you won’t regret it!
Gluten Free Chewy Chocolate Chippers Recipe
- 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
- 1/4 cup warm water
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature, for dairy free I suggest Earth Balance sticks
- 1/2 cup packed muscovado sugar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup brown rice flour
- 1/2 cup amaranth flour
- 1/4 cup tapioca starch
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon smoked salt (I recommend cherrywood or hickory, both are great for different reasons)
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for topping
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chunks (I mixed Ghirardelli milk chocolate chips and Enjoy Life mini chips) or 1 cup chips, for dairy free use this bar, chopped up (I mixed Ghirardelli milk chocolate chips and Enjoy Life mini chips)
- 2 tablespoons turbinado sugar
- In a small dish, whisk together the flaxseed and warm water. Set aside.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the butter, sugars and vanilla extract. Mix with the paddle attachment on medium speed for 2 minutes.
- Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl, then add the flax mixture and mix 1 minute on medium speed.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the brown rice flour, amaranth flour, tapioca starch, nutmeg, salts, and baking soda.
- Add the dry ingredients into the butter mixture and mix on medium speed until the dough comes together.
- Add the chocolate chunks and mix until thoroughly incorporated.
- Scoop the dough onto a piece of cling wrap and form into a log about 2” wide and 12” long.
- Wrap and freeze for at least 1 hour.
- Heat the oven to 350F and line baking sheets with parchment.
- Cut the log into ½” disks, placing them 2” apart on the sheets.
- Sprinkle the tops with a bit of Kosher salt and turbinado sugar.
- Bake for 11-12 minutes, until edges set and start to turn golden. They might look a bit underdone, but this is fine.
- Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.
- Store them in an airtight container for up to 3 days, or freeze - these make insane ice cream sandwiches!