New and Improved- Chocolate chunk cookies





While my previous recipe has earned its fans amongst Xander's colleagues, often getting snapped up  when he comes to work around his birthday with a batch, they weren't quite that supermarket chewiness that those who can eat gluten came to love.

After some tweaks here and there, I made a recipe that, according to Xander at least, replicated that texture that he had been craving. So bake and enjoy!

Makes about 20 cookies

Ingredients
  • 120g soft brown sugar
  • 105g caster sugar
  • 125g sunflower oil
  • 3tbsp water
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp Xanthan gum
  • 200g plain gluten free flour blend (I use Dove's Farm)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 100 g chocolate, in chips or chunks
  • 50g oats
Preheat the oven to 160 Celsius and line some baking trays with parchment paper.

Mix the sugars together to smooth out the clumps in the brown sugar before adding it to the sunflower oil, beat until the mixture is well mixed.
Add the vanilla extract and salt to the egg, mix into the oil and sugar mixture. Don't worry if it curdles, it will smooth out when the dry ingredients are added.
Mix together the flour, Xanthan and baking powder, sift into the mixture
Fold in the chocolate and oats
Place heaped tablespoons onto the lined baking trays, bake in the oven for around 16 minutes.

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