To all of you gluten-free, cookie-loving chickies that follow us on Instagram…behold the secret to the fluffy g-free chocolate chip cookies we posted Sunday night! An easy out-of-the-box mix by Bouchon Bakery. Our sweet step-mom (who is one fabulous baker) sent us some treats for Halloween and I finally got around to making the box of gluten-free Chocolate Chunk Cookies. One of the hardest parts about being gluten-free is not having easy accessibility to sweets. I have a massive sweet tooth and even though candy like sour patch kids and m&m’s help curb my craving, I’m always dreaming of baked goods. Lucky for me, Williams & Sonoma carries a good selection of amazing g-free baking mixes and an incredible flour substitute and my step-mom keeps me in good stock!
Let’s talk about the flour substitute for a minute…it’s called Cup4Cup and it was developed by Thomas Keller, chef and owner of award-winning Bouchon Bakery, and it is a specially formulated mix of g-free flours that you can use as a one-to-one ratio in place of wheat flour. Sounds too good to be true but it’s not. Molly and I have used it in cakes (like this one), and cookies (these taste just as good) and have noticed little to no difference in the final product aside from watching the baking time while the sweets are in the oven (dense cakes like the one our mom makes for our birthday took almost double the bake time). I’ve always wanted to try g-free cookie recipes like this one but all the various flours intimidated me.
I have yet to use Cup4Cup to make chocolate chip cookies (my sweet teeth have been lazy) but there’s really nothing that sounds better than a fluffy chocolate chipper and ones from the Bouchon mix hit the spot. They contain Cup4Cup so I’m assuming that when I do make my own batch at home they’ll turn out just as nice as the ones from Instagram. If you’re a gluten-free human or know someone who is, I highly recommend splurging on the substitute and treating yourself to some of the g-free mixes so when you have a craving for baked goods you just need some butter and eggs to be happy as a clam.