The BEST Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies! A few tricks make these gluten-free cookies perfect – soft, chewy, golden and irresistible! Be sure to use a gluten-free all-purpose flour that contains xanthan gum or these cookies will spread. I use King Arthur Flour Measure-for-Measure Flour that comes in the bag. Other 1:1 gluten-free flours that contain xanthan gum will also work. Note: The King Arthur Flour All-Purpose Flour in the box will not work as it does not contain xanthan gum.
- 1 stick butter (1/2 cup)
- 1 tablespoon milk (or almond milk)
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 1/3 cups (7.5 ounces) gluten-free all-purpose flour (I highly recommend this brand for best results – be sure to get one that contains xanthan gum)
- 1/4 cup (1 ounce) almond flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Sea salt for sprinkling (optional)
In a medium bowl, whisk together the gluten-free flour, almond flour, baking soda and salt until evenly combined. Set aside.
Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Once the butter is melted start to whisk constantly. First the butter will begin to foam, then after a couple of minutes it will begin to brown on the bottom of the saucepan. Turn off the heat as soon as the solids turn brown and the butter gives off a nutty aroma. Pour into a glass mixing bowl to prevent burning.
Add the milk, brown sugar and white sugar. Whisk to combine. Add the egg and vanilla and whisk until smooth and creamy.
Using a rubber spatula, mix in the dry ingredients until well combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Cover the bowl and let sit for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 350F. Scoop the cookie dough (about 2 Tablespoons of dough per cookie) and place a few inches apart on the baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden and the center is set.
Let cool 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to continue cooling. Enjoy!
DAIRY-FREE: To make these dairy-free use earth balance buttery sticks and reduce the amount of almond milk to 1 teaspoon.
NUT-FREE: Use 1/4 cup more gluten-free flour in place of the almond flour.