Janey's Chocolate Chip Cookies (made Gluten Free)
This MIX can also make yummy peanut butter cookies. See the alterations below.
Adapted by jalene from a recipe by Janey Nielsen
Yields 24 cookies
- 1 cup white rice flour (I grind my own from Calrose rice)
- 5 Tbsp potato starch
- 3 Tbsp tapioca starch
- 3/4 tsp xanthan gum
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 cup organic non-hydrogenated shortening (I use Spectrum's)
- 3 Tbsp butter (Use Earth Balance to make it Dairy Free)
- 1/2 cup sugar (I use evaporate cane juice sugar)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 & 1/2 tsp gluten free vanilla extract
- 1 cup (6 oz) gluten free chocolate chips of your choice (I used 1/3 semi sweet, 1/3 milk chocolate, and 1/3 white chocolate...YUM!)
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment or some other non-stick invention.
- Combine the white rice flour, potato starch, tapioca starch, xanthan gum, baking soda, and salt together in a medium size bowl and set aside.
- In a mixing bowl combine your shortening, butter, white sugar and brown sugar until fluffy.
- Beat in the egg and vanilla.
- Add the flower mixture and mix until well combined. Stir in the chocolate chips. (At this point you can bake the cookies or refrigerate them. I've even mixed up a batch and had it in the fridge for up to a week before baking.)
- Scoop in 1 inch or 1 & 1/4 inch balls onto your cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for 8-11. (Baking the cookies longer makes them more crispy while using a shorter time create a more moist middle.)
- After removing the cookies from the oven, allow them to rest on the pan for 1 minute before transferring to a cooling rack. This allows them time to set up so they do not fall apart. Store leftover (cooled) cookies at room temperature in a sealed container.
This MIX can make peanut butter cookies as well!
Why use Non-Hydrogenated oils?
First of all, what is a hydrogenated oil? In simple terms, it's an oil that have been chemically changed so it has a longer shelf life. Studies have linked Hydrogenated oils (such as those found in Crisco Shortening) to heart disease and cancer as well as diabetes, coronary disease, and obesity. And we could all certainly do without those things! These are some of the best non-hydrogenated products we use in our cooking:
Organic, Non-Hydrogenated, Neutral Flavor
Organic, Non-Hydrogenated, Butter Flavored