Gluten-free sea salt dark chocolate chunk cookies

Yes, they are as good as they sound. Gluten has nothing on these.

So many thanks to Katy, who read my post about going gluten-free and sent me this with wonderful recipe!

Any one of my friends can vouch for the fact that I’m not really that into sweets*. I would choose a bag of salty chips (preferably Trader Joe’s Olive Oil Potato Chips because SO GOOD) over a cupcake or handful of candy any day. But around my sophomore year of college, I stumbled upon a recipe for sea salt chocolate chip cookies, and they were the perfect balance of sweet and salty, and I really couldn’t get enough of them. I mastered them. They were so delicious and everyone loved them, but I had to refrain from baking them because my blood sugar couldn’t handle anymore “I think I’ll just have 4 cookies for breakfast” kind of mornings.

I’d actually forgotten about that sugary phase of my life until I read the recipe Katy sent me the other day. I read Chewy Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Sea Salt and it all came flooding back. And I decided this definitely had to be my first gluten-free baking experiment.

So yesterday, these happened:

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And they were awesome.

The only thing I did differently is use regular granulated sugar instead of coconut sugar because that sounded very cool and exotic but also very Whole Foods aka very $10 for a small bag of sugar. (I could be totally wrong. I didn’t even look into it.)

The recipe is completely grain-free, so instead of using flour, they call for a cup of raw almond butter. And somehow, they still manage to have the perfect coveted crispy outside and chewy inside that every cookie tries to live up to (without a weird nut butter taste or anything.)

It’s a GF chocolate chip cookie miracle! 

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*this excludes Sugar Shack doughnuts and all milk chocolate


 

EDIT:// I think (actually I KNOW because I’ve already had 2 for breakfast) that these cookies are even better the next morning. Nom nom nom.