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People have become aware that more children nowadays have what is called a gluten intolerance. The National Institutes of Health, Univ. of Chicago Celiac Disease Center reported in 2012 that between 5% and 10% of all people suffer from a gluten sensitivity of some form. Many bakeries have also become aware of the growing need for different options of baked goods and have started providing gluten free alternatives.
As parents, chances are that we all have at least one friend of the family who's child has a gluten sensitivity. It is a good idea to have ingredients and a recipe on hand for playdates. Below is a gluten free chocolate chip cookie recipe that all kids can enjoy.
This recipe makes 3 dozen cookies.
3/4 cup softened butter
1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla extract
1/4 cup egg substitute
2 1/4 cups gluten-free baking flour mix
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
Grease a baking sheet (keep one on hand just for gluten baking).
In a medium bowl, cream butter and sugar.
Gradually add egg substitute and vanilla while mixing.
Sift together gluten-free flour mix, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
Stir into the butter mixture until blended.
Stir in the chocolate chips.
Using a teaspoon, drop cookies 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.
Bake in preheated oven for 6-8 minutes or until light brown.
Let cookies cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes before moving them to wire racks.
Rich Coffman is a blogger on the front range of Colorado. After attempts at baking himself, he now buys gluten-free cookies from his local bakery.