The Best Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe has a simple trick to make the most soft, chewy, and gooey cookies! Whip up an easy, homemade batch in no time and bite into the ultimate gluten free cookies that will make all your baking dreams true!
In a large bowl beat together the melted butter, brown sugar, sugar, egg, milk, and vanilla until well combined.
Add the flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix on low speed until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips or mix in on low speed. The dough will be slightly sticky and soft.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it rest at room temperature for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. (Tip: The cookies can go on ungreased baking sheets as well, but they release better from parchment or silicone)
Use a medium cookie scoop to drop dough onto prepared baking sheets, about 2 inches apart. If you don't have a cookie scoop use 2 spoons to scrape the dough onto cookie sheet.
Bake for 12-14 minutes, rotating pans halfway. Edges should be set, but middle is still soft. Cool on cookie sheets for 5 minutes before transporting to a wire rack.
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storing / freezing
If you don't plan on eating these treats within a day or two, wrap stacks of 2-3 cookies in plastic wrap, transfer to a ziplock freezer bag, and freeze up to 3 months. For storing at room temperature, make sure the cookies have cooled completely first before stacking and storing in an airtight container. To freeze unbaked cookies, drop portioned cookies on a parchment-lined baking sheet and freeze until solid. Once the cookies are hard, transfer to a ziplock freezer bag and freeze up to 3 months. When ready to bake, place on parchment-lined baking sheets and bake from frozen, adding an additional 1-2 minutes baking time.
Why let the cookie dough rest before baking?
Letting gluten free chocolate chip cookie dough rest for 30 minutes before baking allows the fats and liquids to saturate the starches, getting rid of any off-putting sandy grittiness. Pull from the oven and bite into the best chocolate chip cookie ever!
Dairy Free adaptations
If you are looking for a dairy free chocolate chip cookie recipe, use Enjoy Life brand chocolate chips and substitute regular unsalted butter for vegan butter sticks. Since dairy free, vegan butter is a little saltier, reduce the salt in the recipe by half. Recipe adapted from America's Test Kitchen