Gluten Free Sugar Free Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is the Loch Ness Monster of recipes. I’ve searched high and low for this on the Interweb for the last few years, and have yet to find it. So I made one up, cobbled together from a handful of sources, and combined it all into one big happy recipe. So here goes:

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 ½ cups gluten free flour blend
  • 3/4 teaspoon xanthan gum (omit if your flour blend contains it. Or you can substitute cornstarch if you don’t want to shell out the hefty pricetag for this stuff.)
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted but not too hot
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 ½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cups chocolate chips or chocolate chunks

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Whisk together the gluten free flour, cocoa powder, xanthan gum, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
  • Add the melted butter and honey to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or use a hand mixer). Mix on medium-low speed until completely combined.
  • Add the egg and vanilla extract to the honey mixture, and then mix to combine. Scrape down the bowl with a spatula.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the honey mixture and mix on low until all of the dry ingredients are incorporated. Mix in the chocolate chunks/chips.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill the dough for 2 hours (or put it in the freezer for 20 minutes, if you’re impatient like me).
  • Once the dough has chilled, preheat the oven to 325 degrees and line 2 baking pans with silicone mats or parchment paper.
  • Use a large cookie scoop (about 3 tablespoons) to portion the cookie dough into 18 cookies. Roll each portion into a ball then place on the prepared baking mats. Gently press down slightly to flatten the top.
  • Bake for 12-16 minutes (this can vary depending on your oven and the type of honey you use, but check them around 12 minutes and see how they’re doing).
  • Cool the cookies on the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack and cool completely.

That’s it! Enjoy!

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