Ahh, cookies. Cookies are one of those wonderful treats that fit in just about anywhere. They’re delicious; but with so many people gluten-free for health or lifestyle reasons, they often go un-enjoyed by many. I’ve had some gluten-free cookies before, but I was always a little disappointed – I like my cookies chewy, gooey, and awful for my teeth; so let’s try and make some delicious gluten-free treats that will impress everyone, gluten-free or not!
125g unsalted butter (at room temperature)
75g caster sugar
100g dark brown sugar
225g potato or rice flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
200g chocolate chips
2 tablespoons milk
(Note – please do ensure all ingredients you buy are gluten free. The packaging should point this out.)
- Blend the caster sugar and butter together until pale and fluffy.
- Add the dark brown sugar and mix until combined.
- Beat in the egg a little at a time.
- Add the flour and milk, and mix until you have a sticky dough.
- Stir in the chocolate chips. Make sure they are well mixed in to the dough.
- Chill the dough overnight, or until the dough is firm and malleable.
- Scoop out small balls of dough and place on a baking sheet on a baking tray.
- Don’t flatten these balls of dough – they will flatten in baking, and leaving them round in the beginning will give them a chewy core.
- Cook at gas mark 4 (350F/170C) for about 10-15 minutes, or until the edges are turning gold and the top has firmed up.
This recipe works great with regular flour too. If you don’t need to make gluten-free, use regular flour and you probably won’t need the milk.
My personal favourite cookies are Earl Grey cookies. Not for everyone, simply empty the contents of a fine ground Earl Grey teabag into the mix when adding the flour. They’re delicious!