Gluten Free Basic Chocolate Cookies

Gluten Free Basic Chocolate Cookies

These Gluten Free Basic Chocolate Cookies are delicious on their own, or add your favorite mix-in’s to make them exactly how you want them!

Need a plain ole gluten free chocolate cookie?  One that tastes great and won’t crumble into a million pieces?  One you can add your choice of mix-ins to and it’ll hold up?  You found it!  These Gluten Free Basic Chocolate Cookies are delicious on their own,or change it up and add your choice of mix ins to the recipe!  Chocolate chips, caramel, nuts, and dried fruit all work great with this recipe!

Gluten Free Basic Chocolate Cookies

Gluten Free Basic Chocolate Cookies

Gluten Free Basic Chocolate Cookies

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The only differences between this recipe and my non-gluten free version, are that I used Pillsbury Gluten Free Flour Blend (King Arthur’s brand is great too) and regular unsweetened cocoa powder (instead of dark cocoa).  This recipe will give you a thicker cookie that can handle mix-ins really well!  It will be chewy in the center and crispy on the edges.  While it won’t crumble into pieces, some breakage can occur (common of a lot of gluten free baked goods unfortunately), however, it was far less than other recipes I’ve tried and did not stop my boyfriend from eating almost the entire batch of cookies!  My 8 year old son ate the rest and didn’t even seem to notice they were gluten free!

Gluten Free Chocolate Cookie Varieties

The Silpat mat shown above is one of my all time favorite baking discoveries!  I use it for everything from cookies, to toasting nuts or seeds, and even sometimes under a broiler pan to make clean up easier!  Amazon even had their own less expensive version now!   I highly recommend these instead of laying foil down or greasing/oiling to prevent the cookies from sticking!

I’ve made a few different varieties of gluten free chocolate cookies using this Gluten Free Basic Chocolate Cookies recipe.  If you need some ideas for what you may want to mix in you can check out my Gluten Free Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies, Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies (the most chocolaty of all!)

 

Gluten Free Basic Chocolate Cookies
Gluten Free Basic Chocolate Cookies
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Gluten Free Basic Chocolate Cookies
Gluten Free Basic Chocolate Cookies
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48 cookies
Servings
48 cookies
Ingredients
Servings: cookies
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl mix together the butter and sugar in an electric blender on low-med speed. Add the eggs one at a time, then the vanilla.
  3. In a second bowl combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add to the wet ingredients until well combined. Stir in mix-in's if you're using them.
  4. Drop by tablespoons about 2 inches apart on a baking sheet (I use a Silpat Mat to prevent sticking). Bake 8-9 minutes until cooked through. LET COOL before removing from the baking sheet to prevent them from breaking. Enjoy!
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Basic Dark Chocolate Cookies

Basic Dark Chocolate Cookies

Add mix-ins of your choice to this Basic Dark Chocolate Cookies Recipe

I’ve been posting all these really delicious versions of dark chocolate cookies lately, but thought I should also share the Basic Dark Chocolate Cookies recipe that I’ve been using for anyone who needs a delicious dark chocolate cookie to add mix-ins of their choice to.  I’ve always been a milk chocolate girl, but my son loves dark chocolate and with each new dark chocolate recipe I create and taste test, I’m getting more and more hooked!

The way this recipe is written, you should end up with a fairly thin cookie.  It should be chewy in the center and crispy on the edges.  You can mix in things like chocolate chips, nuts, caramel, or dried fruit, or you can press the mix-ins into the raw cookie dough before baking the cookies so that they stay on top where you can see them in all this dark chocolate goodness of a cookie!  With this recipe you MUST let the cookies cool completely on the baking sheet before removing them.  Because they are thin and soft, they will break more easily if they aren’t cool.  You shouldn’t have a problem removing them when they are fulled cooled.

Basic Dark Chocolate Cookies

Basic Dark Chocolate Cookies

If you need some ideas for mix-ins, take a look at my Dark Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies, Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Cookies, and Triple Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies!  They are all amazingly delicious.  My personal favorite is the Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel version!

I’ll be playing around with the recipe soon to try to create a fatter chewy cookie version, as well as a thin crispy cookie version.  Once I perfect those, I’ll update this post or post a new recipe. I’d love to know if you give these a try and what you think!   What kind of cookie is your favorite?

Enjoy!

 

 

Basic Dark Chocolate Cookies
Basic Dark Chocolate Cookies
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Basic Dark Chocolate Cookies
Basic Dark Chocolate Cookies
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48 cookies
Servings
48 cookies
Ingredients
Servings: cookies
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cream the butter and sugar together in a mixer on medium speed. Add the eggs one at a time, then the vanilla.
  2. In a separate medium sized bowl, mix together the flour, dark cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add the mixture to the wet ingredients in the mixer until well combined.
  3. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and place dough balls 2 inches apart, as cookies will spread while baking.
  4. Bake for 8-10 minutes. LET COOL before removing from the baking sheet.
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