These gluten free chocolate chip cookies are made with both coconut oil and butter. Get the fluffiness you love by using coconut oil and the nutty taste by incorporating a bit of butter!
When I was a kid, my Grandma Ham made the absolute BEST chocolate chip cookies. My siblings and I always fought over who got the last cookie… little did they know I had hidden a few in the top of the kitchen cabinet!
Over the years many attempts have been made to re-create the soft and delicate texture of her chocolate chip cookies, all to no avail. When I decided to start eating gluten-free four years ago I subconsciously acquiesced that I would never again have a chocolate chip cookie that tasted as good, or even CLOSE to as good, as Grandma Ham’s…
…Until this little batch of gluten free chocolate chip cookies came into my life. Not only are these bites of chocolatey heaven super soft and fluffy, but they still maintain that perfect, buttery nuttiness that chocolate chip cookies are supposed to have.
How are these Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies so fluffy and flavorful?
- Coconut oil- coconut oil is magical in many baked goods. It gives cookies, cakes and muffins a fluffiness that no other oil can!
- Butter– butter maintains that nutty flavor we all expect when biting into a chocolate chip cookie.
- Patience– make sure you refrigerate this dough for AT LEAST 2 hours. This ensures that the cookie dough doesn’t run all over your baking sheets and you end up with perfect gluten free chocolate chip cookies!
Feel free to use whatever kind of additions you want in these chocolate chip cookies. For this version, I added dark chocolate chips since that is how we like to roll in the Brazil casa. You can always use mini chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, or even add pecans or walnut pieces. Make sure you keep all of your additions to about 1 1/2 cups so the cookies will still hold together nicely.
Who makes the best chocolate chip cookies in your life?
I would love to hear in the comments section below!
Happy Chocolate Chip Cookie munching 🙂
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