Real Chocolate Chip Cookies

My kids eat these, and love them. They are a little less chewy than wheat ones, but that is the only difference. Yes, they are high in sugar.


1/2 cup margarine (dairy free)
1/2 cup crisco
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs (or substitute)
2 tsp vanilla (omit if needed)
2 cups Gluten Free Flour Mix, made of:

1 1/3 cups rice flour
1/2 cup potato starch
5 tablespoons tapioca starch

1 teaspoon guar or xanthan gum
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt (reduce or omit if needed)
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
1 - 2 cups non-dairy chocolate chips


Cream margarine, shortening, sugars together till light and fluffy.

Beat in eggs one at a time, beat in vanilla. Stir flours together with gum, soda and salt. Add to shortening mixture, stirring until well blended. Stir in nuts and chocolate chips.

Bake at 350 for 10 - 12 minutes. Let cool on pan for a minute, then remove to racks to cool.

For a gluten-sensitive child, you can also spread the whole batch of dough onto a well-greased pizza pan, and then arrange 'toppings' of smarties, chocolate coated peanuts, raisins, sprinkles, etc. before baking. When cool, drizzle with icing sugar/water/milk to make 'mozzarella cheese'. Great for birthday parties, sleep overs, etc.

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