Besides missing regular bread, pasta and crackers sometimes I miss a really good chewy cookie. Sure, they make gluten free cookies and some of them are not too shabby. I really wanted to make a homemade chew chocolate chip cookie so I searched the internet to find a recipe that was up to the task. Leave it to Land O Lakes to come up a chewy cookie that received lots of rave reviews.
1 tsp gluten-free baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp xanthan gum
3/4 c unsalted butter softened
3/4 firmly packed light brown sugar
1/2 granulated sugar
2 tsp gluten-free vanilla
12 oz package of semi-sweet chocolate chips or chunks
Preheat oven to 375F. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, sat and xanthan gum in a medium bowl and set aside. Combine butter and both sugars in a large bowl and beat on medium speed until creamy scraping often. Add eggs and vanilla and continue beating scraping often. Reduce speed to low and gradually add flour mix until well blended. Fold in chocolate chips. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 9-12 minutes until light golden brown. Let stand 1-2 minutes and remove from pan. DO NOT OVERBAKE.