I don’t know about you, but I have a compulsive thing about going to dinner parties with something in hand. I just can’t stand the thought of rocking up without taking something with me. Normally it’s easy to just take a bottle of wine or two, however, it gets a little more tricky when the house your going to has a huge wine cellar and oodles of wine. I made the mistake of taking wine there once and got a very strange look followed by ‘you know we have lots of this, my dad works in wine’.. duly noted… So last night I was off to a dinner party there. Now don’t get me wrong, this is one of my best friends and I love her family dearly, but taking things is HARD, especially when you want to do something nice as they are making the entire meal gluten-free just because you are coming. So, I figured I would help out and make some gluten-free cookies that people could have for dessert! Pulling out all my gluten-free cook books I found an easy and quick recipe for gluten-free chocolate chip cookies, always a crowd-pleaser! They tasted delightful and the non-coeliac’s couldn’t even tell they were gluten-free. For me, thats a win!
115g butter, softened
175g caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
175g gluten-free self-raising flour
60g rice flour
85g chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 190 degrees (Celsius). Line two baking trays with baking paper.
- Cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy using an electric whisk (I used my new Kitchenaid – worked a treat!) Add the egg and vanilla and whisk again.
- Sift the flours into the mixture and combine. Add the chocolate chips and stir through until evenly divided.
- Roll the dough into about 1 inch diameter balls and place on the baking trays about 5 cm apart as they will spread as they bake. Flatten each ball with your fingertips until they are about 1cm thick.
- Bake for around 15 minutes, or until golden. Leave on the baking trays to cool for 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Note: Don’t worry if the cookies seem a bit soft when they first come out of the oven, they will harden and crisp up as they cool.