A Lifelong Love Affair with Cookies
I remember when I was little, my mother would bake cookies and treats for a week the first of December to box up and send to my brother for Christmas. I loved being in the kitchen and helping her. I was small, so I don’t know how much help I really was (other than to eat the cookies) but I think that’s when my love affair of cookies began.
I’ve rarely met a cookie I didn’t like, but chocolate chip cookies are hands down my favorite. I’m kind of picky about them, though. I only like them if they’re soft and gooey. If they’re crunchy, I just won’t touch them. If I did happen to buy them from the store, I’d get the Nestle Toll House Soft Batch cookies. Chips Ahoy could take a hike as far as I was concerned.
The Best Gluten Free, Sugar Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
So when I went gluten free and low carb, I was kind of bummed I had to give up cookies. Or so I thought. I’d try a low carb chocolate chip cookie recipe here and there, but they never did the trick for me. More often than not they were crunchy and crumbly. I wanted a chocolate chip cookie that was low carb and gluten free AND soft and gooey.
I can’t remember where now, but a few years ago I came across a blog where they were discussing leaving eggs out of cookie recipes completely and using liquid to get a gooey texture. I had just started baking with xylitol honey, so I decided to do a little experimenting to see if I could come up with a really good GF chocolate chip cookie.
After a few batches, I nailed it. The result was an easy gluten free chocolate chip cookie recipe that met my soft and gooey standard. It really is my go-to cookie recipe now, and I make them a lot. I’ve tried changing up the ingredients at times and I had to throw them out. I have a couple of tips to make sure you get optimum cookie results.
- Do not double this recipe! This recipe only makes a dozen cookies, and they don’t last long. So I tried to double it, but they turned out awful. I’m not sure why.
- This only works with xylitol honey or xylitol maple syrup! I thought I’d be smart once and buy sugar free honey from the store instead of ordering xylitol honey. The result was a plastic looking, plastic tasting cookie.
Remember the xylitol can be harmful to dogs. Use caution when using around your four legged friends!