Recipe: Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

MF Gluten-Free

If you or someone in your household is on a gluten-free diet, you might be missing the sweet aroma of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. That's a tragedy I simply can't tolerate! I've got a classically-flavored, gluten-free recipe for you that will satisfy those cookie cravings. And the rich, buttery taste will fool anybody's taste buds---these cookies do not taste like a compromise of any kind. Try them out and see for yourself (and don't forget to check out the variations below).

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 1/4 cups buckwheat flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/4 light brown sugar, packed 1/2 cup butter 1 large egg 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup gluten-free chocolate chips 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Directions Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a small saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Combine flour, salt, and baking soda in a bowl. In a large bowl, mix sugar and melted butter until thoroughly combined and thick. Add egg and vanilla and continue mixing until creamy. Slowly add in flour mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate chip and nuts. Place tablespoons of dough on a prepared cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown around the edges. Remove and cool before serving.

HINT: Feel free to substitute buckwheat flour for your favorite gluten-free flour.

HINT: Add 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder to dry ingredients, then substitute vanilla for mint extract to create a delicious chocolate mint variation.

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