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
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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Gluten Free Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten Free Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you love chocolate, you will love these Gluten Free Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies!

The cookie with the most indulgent chocolate flavor in my gluten free chocolate cookie series, is most definitely these Gluten Free Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies!  A chocolate cookie loaded with three different kinds of chocolate chips – milk (or semi-sweet), dark, and white chocolate!

Gluten Free Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies

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The only differences between these cookies and my non-gluten free version, is that I used Pillsbury Gluten Free Flour Blend (King Arthur’s brand is great too!) and regular unsweetened cocoa (instead of dark cocoa).  This recipe gives you a thick, chunky cookie, with a chewy center and crispy edges.  While, they are close to a perfect replacement for cookies containing gluten, they did break a little easier, but still far less than other recipes I’ve tried.  A little broken piece here or there didn’t stop my boyfriend from eating almost all of them.  My 8 year old son ate the rest and didn’t even seem to notice they were gluten free!

Gluten Free Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

I also love love love the way these cookies look!  As I learn more and more about food design and photography, I pick up little tricks along the way.  One trick for making your cookies look more appealing, is to leave a few of the mix-in’s to the side, then press them into the tops of the dough balls before baking!  You will end up with cookies where you can see exactly what’s in them right on top, like the photos!  If you don’t care what your cookies look like, and just want them to taste delicious, mix all the chips in – it is a bit quicker 🙂

If you want some other ideas, check out my Gluten Free Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies or my Gluten Free Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies.  Just need a blank slate for your own mix-ins?  These Gluten Free Basic Chocolate Cookies should do the trick!  (link coming soon!).

Leave a comment and let me know what you think of these if you make them – enjoy!

 

Gluten Free Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies
Gluten Free Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Gluten Free Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies
Gluten Free Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies
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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 the chocolate chips.
  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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Gluten Free Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten Free Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Gluten Free Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies are perfect if you’re a chocolate & nut person like me!

This is the second recipe in my gluten free chocolate cookie series!  The first were these Gluten Free Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies and the rest I will link in at the bottom of this post as I add them.  All of them are so delicious, but if you love nuts mixed with chocolate, these Gluten Free Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies are for you!

Gluten Free Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

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The only difference between this recipe and my non-gluten free version is that I used Pillsbury’s Gluten Free Flour Blend and regular unsweetened cocoa instead of dark cocoa.  I usually use Pillsbury gluten free flour or King Arthur’s for baking.  These cookies came out fatter than the non-gluten free version.  They are chewy in the center and crispy on the edges.  I won’t lie and say they are the perfect alternative to cookies containing gluten.  The break a little easier, but not as bad as a lot of other homemade recipes I’ve tried.  The occasional breakage didn’t stop my boyfriend from eating almost all of them and my 8 year old son didn’t seem to notice that they were gluten free!

Gluten Free Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

I was really happy with the way these cookies turned out appearance-wise as well!  With all my blogging lately, I’ve been learning quite a few tricks of the trade!  To get cookies that look like mine, leave some mix-in aside and press them right into the top of the dough balls before baking.  Then you’ll end up with chips and walnuts right on top where you can see them!  I think it’s fun, but if you could care less and are all about the taste, just mix em all in there!

I’d love to know what you think of these Gluten Free Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies if you decide to make them!  And be sure to try my Gluten Free Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies or use the Gluten Free Basic Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe and add your own choice of mix-ins!  Enjoy!

 

 

Gluten Free Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies
Gluten Free Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Gluten Free Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies
Gluten Free Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Servings
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 the chocolate chips and walnut pieces.
  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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