Chewy Choco Chip Cookies – Top 8 Free
Preheat oven to 375 °F.
Combine melted margarine and sugars in bowl. Stir until sugar absorbs all of the margarine and the mixture no longer has any margarine floating on top/at edges. Mix in applesauce, rice milk, and vanilla. Set aside.
In a second bowl, combine flours, xanthan gum, salt, and baking soda, and stir until well mixed. (You can sift them together if you prefer.)
Combine the dry mix with the wet, and stir until all flour mix is worked in. Gently stir in chocolate chips.
Spoon heaping teaspoonfuls onto parchment lined cookie sheets leaving at least 2 inches between cookies (they will spread quite a bit). Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until lightly brown at edges. Remove pan from oven, and let cookies rest ~5 minutes, then remove to cooling rack. You can eat these while still on the hot side, but they will be more prone to falling apart, so it’s better to wait about 10 more minutes until they “set.”
This will be a softer dough than one that calls for only softened fat because the hot melted margarine will also melt sugars.
Instead of spooning dough onto cookie sheets, you can use an ice cream disher. With a No. 40 disher, you can fit 6 cookies (2×3) on each cookie sheet, yielding ~30 cookies per batch of dough.
For chocolate chips, I used ELF chocolate chips (top 8 plus free). Use whatever chips are appropriate for you. The mini-chips were really nice, and full-size chips would probably be be good, too. However, I would not recommend using chunks of chocolate from large bar of safe chocolate, unless chopped very finely. Big chunks would overwhelm this cookie. For chips, one 10-oz bag is equal to approximately two cups.