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The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie (GF Option)

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Lately, I have been craving cookies so today I made a batch of my favorite Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. This recipe has been in my recipe box for so long that I can’t even remember where I found it or who gave it to me. I just know that whenever the craving for a chocolate chip cookie hits me… well, this is my “go-to” recipe.

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chocolate chip cookies4_edited-1The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie is great comfort food. Make them any size you want. From little bite-size cookies to one big enormous cookie! I slightly modified the recipe to make it gluten-free, although you would never be able to tell it. 

Anyone who knows me well knows that I like to make a big batch of something and have leftovers or freeze the creation for later. This recipe is no exception. Not only do I like this chocolate chip cookie recipe because it is delicious but it also yields 3 dozen cookies! Fantastic!  Now I have enough to freeze for another day!!!


chocolate chip cookiesI brought a plate of these to work. Too bad my boss was taking the day off! Awwww…. guess I get to eat these all by myself! I only had a salad for lunch + cookies… (several of these cookies). Does that count for eating healthy? LOL

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The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie
Yield: 3 dozen

The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Since these cookies freeze well I always make the full recipe and enjoy some fresh and freeze the rest for later.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup oats (*gluten-free version: use certified gluten-free oats)
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour (*gluten-free version: use gluten-free flour blend)
  • 4 cups chocolate chips (*gluten-free version: use gluten-free chocolate chips)
  • 2 cups chopped pecans - optional
  • (*gluten-free version: add 2 tablespoons ground flax and 1 teaspoon xantham gum)

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine softened butter, eggs, sugars, vanilla and lemon juice.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine oats, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and flour.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well.
  4. Fold in chocolate chips and pecans.
  5. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F oven for 14 - 16 minutes, or until golden brown.
  6. Remove from oven and allow cookies to cool.
  7. Store in an air tight container or freeze up to four weeks.
Ok… so a salad and cookies aren’t the healthiest lunch… but they sure taste good to me 🙂  

Hey, wait… I bet these cookies would taste even better with a little ice cream sandwiched between them!!!! Maybe the grand-kids and I can try that tonight when they come over to spend the night. They always know that ‘Grandma Linda’ will have lots of snacks and food for them to munch and nibble on, (and maybe something extra in the freezer – wink, wink).

Here’s a ‘Happy Cookie Monster’ kinda day! 🙂

Linda

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  • Nagi@RecipeTin Eats December 1, 2014, 10:42 pm
    I could have sworn I saw this before in which case inevitably I would have left a comment because I can never resist! Saw it as a suggested when I was looking at another recipe. Thank you for sharing this. Though I personally am not gluten free I have a friend who is and I am always sending her gluten free recipes! She herself is not so blog-savvy :) So I send her links I think she will like. This looks fantastic! Knowing that it's a long time favourite of yours gives me confidence that it is a sure-fire winner!! Thank you for sharing this! My Profile
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy December 3, 2014, 9:53 am
      Hey Nagi, Thank you for your vote of confidence! I really do love this recipe and will usually double the batch when I make this recipe. We eat half of them and then I freeze the rest. Whenever my gluten-free family members come to visit, or whenever I crave a cookie, I simply go to my freezer and grab a few of them. I either let them warm to room temperature, (usually I can't wait that long - ha!), or I place them in the microwave for about 30 seconds then gobble them up. Linda

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