Up until a few years ago when my friend was diagnosed with it, I hadn’t even heard of celiac disease. Now it seems like more and more people are being diagnosed with it. Gluten free stuff is everywhere and everything I’ve tasted is actually really good. I saw some gluten free flour at Costco a few weeks ago so I bought a bag and thought I’d try making some gluten free recipes.
I came up with these cookies a few weeks ago and couldn’t believe how good they were. I called my friend who has celiac and gave her the recipe. She called me after she made them and gave them rave reviews. There is a missionary serving in our stake who has to eat gluten free, he tried these cookies and loved them, he couldn’t believe how good they were. I even had my own boys fooled. They had no idea there were gluten free.
The gluten free flour I bought was Bob’s Red Mill. It tells you on the package how to substitute it for all purpose flour and the amounts of xanthum gum to use per cup of flour used. I found small packets of xanthum gum at Walmart in the gluten free section. It comes is larger bags, but because you use so little I just bought the small packets of it.
P.S. Even the dough was so good!
- 1 stick butter
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1 1/2 cups gluten free flour
- 1/4 tsp. plus 1/8 tsp. xanthum gum
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- 1 cup Peanut Butter M&M's
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and egg and beat until combined. Mix in peanut butter.
Add dry ingredients and mix until well combined. Add chocolate chips and mix on low, then gently stir in M&M's.
Scoop onto parchment lined baking sheets. Cook for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden on the outside edge. Cool on cookies sheets for 2-3 minutes, transfer to a cooling rack.
Recipe Source: 5 Boys Baker