Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

While experimenting with my gluten-free cut-out sugar cookie recipe, I decided to figure out a way to take my basic cookie dough base and turn it into a drop cookie. My sweet tooth really wanted a classic chocolate chip cookie (sans gluten) so after a few tries I came out with this recipe! The coconut palm sugar (I found mine at Whole Foods Market) adds a very unique, rich flavor, but without any coconut flavor (in case you aren’t a coconut fan) or taking away from that classic chocolate chip cookie taste I’ve been after. Coconut palm sugar is low on the glycemic index and high in nutrients making it an excellent unrefined sweetener for baking. The small amount of coconut flour really changes up the classic taste of this dough, but can be easily substituted for more rice flour if desired. Sticking with the coconut theme though, they’re quite delicious with the coconut flour. If you’re having issues getting a good texture on these, you may need experiment with the sugar/flour ratio, trying another brand for ingredients, or consider adding a tiny bit of xantham gum. However, this combination worked quite well for me and I think the combination is forgiving. These did not last more than a couple days in my house!

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  • 1 cup Coconut Palm Sugar
  • 1 cup Butter, softened
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups White Rice Flour (freshly ground)
  • 1/2 cup Potato Starch
  • 1/4 cup Tapioca Flour (freshly ground)
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Flour (or sub. with 1/3 cup more rice flour)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6-8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips (about 1/2 a bag)
  • {optional: walnuts, raisins or coconut flakes}


1) Heat oven to 350°F. Using a stand mixer, cream together the coconut sugar and butter. Add eggs and vanilla, mix until combined.
2) In a separate bowl, combine the rice flour, potato starch, tapioca flour and salt. Slowly add this flour blend to the wet ingredients while mixing, until combined. Gently fold in chocolate chips by hand.

3) Drop cookie dough by the rounded spoonful on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
4) Bake for 12-14 minutes. Leave cookies on cookie sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. These hold together quite well once fully cool, but may fall apart if enjoyed while hot.

Makes approximately 3 dozen cookies. Enjoy!

About The Reynolds Mom

Ashley Reynolds is a gluten free mom of one smart little boy, wife of 7 years to a handsome hubby and lover of all things organic and truly natural. She's a real food enthusiast, semi-crunchy mama that enjoys learning new ways to improve her families' health and wellness goals. You can find her at The Reynolds Mom and also on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

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As my first experience owning and using a grain mill, I have to say that I'm blown away. The WonderMill Grain Mill is fantastic! It's easy to use, grinds beautifully and is really quite an effortless process. Prior to this challenge I knew at some point I would want to have a grain mill on my "wish list" and I'm thrilled that I have one NOW for several reasons.

First, this challenge has put me in the kitchen, front and center, cooking for my family far more often. I'm glad this is happening sooner rather than later! This challenge has pushed me to new heights in a fun way, and has shown me that I'm really capable of cooking and baking a lot more adventurously than I previously thought.

Secondly, this challenge has offered me the push to try gluten-free flours I've yet to use. Black bean flour? Tapioca flour? YES! New gluten-free ingredients such as these have really made it fun and more interesting in my kitchen!

Lastly, through this challenge I learned that I was probably buying rancid flours from store shelves before. I had no clue! The importance of using freshly ground flours never completely crossed my mind until this challenge. Fresh flours from our WonderMill Grain Mill makes a world of difference in taste, texture and outcome of my recipes!

Thank you WonderMill for challenging me to challenge myself. I'd say, "mission accomplished"!
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