Cookies are my thing. I don't have a huge sweet tooth but if you put a cookie in front of me I can't resist it! These were inspired by the sea salt chocolate cookies at La Grande Orange and I made them gluten free so everyone can enjoy!
1 stick of unsalted butter
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1/4 cup of granulated sugar
1-1.5 teaspoons of vanilla extract
1 and 1/4 cup of gluten free all purpose flour [try Bob's Red Mil or Trader Joe's]
1/2 cup of almond flour [found at Whole Foods]
1/2 teaspoon of guar gum [found at Whole Foods
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
1 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips or chocolate chunks [I use a mix of both]
Combine the butter and sugars until mixed. Add in the vanilla extract and egg. Next, mix in all the dry ingredients until just combined then add in your choice of chocolate.
Cover and refrigerate the dough for at least an hour. This is an important step to prevent the dough from spreading [I usually put mine in the freezer for 45 minutes since I'm impatient].
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Use an ice cream scoop to help form a perfect ball of dough, place on baking sheet and then lightly flatten the top of each cookie. Sprinkle with the Maldon Sea Salt Flakes and bake for 12-14 minutes until light brown at the edges. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Should make approximately 16 cookies. XOXO