This recipe for Sugar Free and Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies should make a lot of people happy
I'm just happy they taste really good as well!
Sugar Free and Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
I make sugar free cookies probably more often that I should admit.
I like to experiment sometimes with the ingredients that I use because we like to try new things. In this recipe, I am tossing out my usual flour and low carb alternative for a gluten free one.
Technically, someone who is on a gluten free diet will try to avoid anything that has gluten added to it.
Gluten is found in grains such as wheat, barley, rye, oat, and other similar foods. However, there are alternatives that can be used in lieu of these grains.
Finding gluten free alternatives can be hard to do.
Almond flour and rice flour are popular alternatives. You can find an abundance of choices for gluten free flour on Amazon.
Xanthan gum is also a popular ingredient in gluten free baking.
This ingredient is used to thicken a batter as well as helping it to rise. Xanthan gum does have it's side effect so it may be a good idea to research it, use it with limitations or simply omit it if you have any concerns. You can find Xanthan gum on Amazon.
And because this is also a sugar free recipe, I will be using sugar free ingredients as well.
Please make sure that your ingredients are gluten free if you need to do so. However, these are the items that work for me, and I am not on a gluten-free diet.
Sugar Free Chocolate Chips are one of my favorite ingredients. You can find sugar free chocolate chips on Amazon.Also, you can use Coconut palm sugar (can be found on Amazon) or other brown sugar alternative. Finally, you will need white sugar alternative such as Splenda, which you can find on Amazon too.
Finally... the recipe for Sugar Free and Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
I have found that there are ingredients out there made specifically stating that they are 'gluten free'. Because some of these would not normally have gluten in them, I would suggest that you do your research before investing in them. You can use the ingredients that work best for you.
What you will need to make this
- Gluten Free Flour Alternative- 2 1/2 cups (see post for details)
- Baking Soda- 1 tsp
- Salt- 1 tsp
- Xanthan Gum- 1 teaspoon (can be omitted- see post)
- Butter or alternative such as coconut oil- 1 cup softened
- Sugar Alternative- 3/4 cup equivalent
- Brown Sugar Alternative such as Coconut Palm Sugar- 3/4 cup equivalent
- Vanilla Extract- 1 1/2 tsp
- Eggs -2
- Sugar Free Chocolate Chips- one bag- about 12 ounces
How to make this
- Preheat your oven to 375, prep your pans as needed. I prefer using silicon mats or parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, mix together the flour alternative, baking soda, and salt. Set this aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, preferably using a mixer, blend together the butter, sugar alternatives, and the vanilla extract.
- Once the items in the mixing bowl are blended, you can add the eggs one at a time, mixing between additions. You will probably need to scrape the sides of the bowl while this mixes if you find that the dough is sticking to the sides. Be sure to stop blending when you do so of course.
- Slowly add the dry ingredients from the medium bowl to the mixing bowl mixing well. Scraping the bowl sides as needed.
- Now fold in your chocolate chips into your batter.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until done. Allow to cool for a couple of minutes on pan and then transfer to racks for cooling.