I hope that you all enjoyed a wonderful holiday season with family and friends. I have been a little MIA myself over the past couple weeks doing the same (eating too much and drinking a tad more wine than is probably recommended…ha!), but I am back in the game and ready to share some seriously delicious recipes with you this week.
Now, I have to apologize in advance. The timing of this particular recipe is not exactly ideal, per se, since a vast majority of you are likely aboard the New Year Resolution ship, and for many people that involves either losing weight or pledging to eat healthier. While most of the recipes I share here are generally healthy-ish, my friends… I am sorry (read- not sorry) to say that these incredibly delicious Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies are not. Not even a little bit. At all. Nor will they help you lose weight. In any way. Just so we are 150% clear. 🙂
I always try to make one last yummy and indulgent dessert for New Year’s Eve and, for some reason, the only thing that was speaking to my soul was chocolate chip cookies. The chewy, buttery, chocolate-speckled morsels that steal your heart with every warm and melty bite. And here we are…
Prior to learning I had Celiac Disease, I had found and perfected the best chocolate chip cookie EVER. They were nothing short of divine, and it was not uncommon for me to make weekly batches just to have around. Well, I took the secrets that made that recipe so swoon-worthy and incorporated them into these bad boys and it was massively successful.
I have made a few different variations of chocolate chip cookies throughout the course of my gluten-free experimentation, and while they were all legitimately good, these ones knocked it out of the park in a bases-loaded, home-run sort of way. This felt like one of THE biggest wins to date for me with my recipe creations, and I would by lying if I said I wasn’t planning on making them again soon, New Year Resolutions or not… Because as I have said before, life is short. Eat the damn cookies and enjoy every last crumb without guilt; just practice moderation better than I have the last couple of weeks and we will call it a win.
Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies
Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies
3 C almond flour, sifted
1/2 C coconut flour
1/2 C tapioca flour
3/4 tsp pink Himalayan sea salt
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 C (1 stick) butter, softened to room temperature
1/4 C coconut oil, melted and cooled
2 tbsp vanilla
3/4 C granulated sugar
1 C brown sugar
2 C chocolate chips (I used semi-sweet but milk or dark or a combination would also be excellent)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together all of the dry ingredients, almond flour through cream of tartar, and set aside.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or using a hand mixer and a large bowl, cream together the softened butter and both sugars until light and fluffy. Add in the melted coconut oil, eggs, and vanilla and mix until well-combined.
- Add your dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, one cup at a time, until just incorporated and no streaks of dry ingredients remain.
- Using a wooden spoon, stir in the chocolate chips.
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes or up to a week, if desired.
- Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of cookie dough onto prepared baking sheet, 2-3 inches apart. A medium cookie scoop works well, too. (Note: I personally like to drop the cookie dough in my hand and then roll them into balls before placing them on the cookie sheets. Totally optional.)
- Bake for 12-17 minutes until the edges and tops are lightly browned. The centers will still look a tad soft, but the cookies will continue to cook and set up as they cool on the baking sheet.
- Remove from the oven and let cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes. Move to a wire rack to finish cooling completely. Or don’t. I actually enjoyed them most when they were still warm and gooey, like this… 🙂
This makes a lot of cookies… you could definitely halve it. Or… you could make a dozen, enjoy them fresh from the oven, refrigerate the remaining dough, and repeat as necessary to endure the cold winter days. That is most definitely what I did. I baked the last batch last night as we watched “The Haunting of Hill House” on Netflix. (Total aside- holy cow, you guys! Have you seen that show?? It’s so freaking creepy!)
I will have two more recipes coming your way this week that will surely be much more aligned with healthy, well-rounded eating. Promise. Chili Lime Chicken Burrito Bowls and Double Chocolate Banana Bread… both were super yummy but definitely better for you than these cookies, just sayin’. I gotta keep it real. 🙂
Do you set New Year Resolutions? Goals? I would love to hear if you participate in this annual reinventing of yourself or just stay the course. Personally, I try to focus on a few key areas to improve on but try not to go too crazy. I feel like the more extreme and sudden the changes are, the less likely they are to last. But, that is just my takeaway.
I hope 2019 is treating you well so far! I am excited to be here this year to share our food journey with one another, and I would love to keep in touch. Follow me on Facebook and Instagram and we can be foodie friends.
Cheers until next time!