What is the best flour to make cookies?You asked so we took the test. We tried out 4 of our most popular flours to find out which flour makes the best chocolate chip cookie. We also wanted to take this test to see how this recipe would work with just exchanging the flour and making no other changes. Here are the results...
Gluten Free 1 to 1 FlourOur Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour is designed to make it easy for you to transform traditional recipes to gluten free without changing the recipe. This special blend of gluten free flours and starches includes xanthan gum and is ideal for foods like cookies, cakes, brownies, muffins and pancakes. In this recipe for chocolate chip cookies, we used the Gluten Free 1 to 1 flour as a direct replacement for all purpose baking flour. As you can see above, this cookie looks just like the Chocolate Chip Cookie made with our Organic All Purpose Flour. Texture: The texture of this cookie is as you would expect from a good basic cookie recipe. The cookie is chewy on the inside with crispy edges. Batter Consistency: The batter was thick and scooped nicely into perfect rounds.
Organic All Purpose FlourOur Organic All-Purpose Flour is a premium baking flour freshly milled from certified organic, hard red wheat. You can use this high quality wheat flour product for all baked goods, including foods like yeast breads, quick breads, biscuits, muffins, cookies and cakes. Texture: The texture of the cookies made with the Organic All Purpose Flour were the same as the cookies made with the Gluten Free 1 to 1 Flour. They were nice and chewy on the inside with crispy edges. Batter Consistency: Again, this one had the same batter consistency as the Chocolate Chip Cookie made with the Gluten Free 1 to 1 Flour. The two were indistinguishable from each other.
Gluten Free All Purpose Flour
Our Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Flour is a versatile gluten free flour blend, without xanthan gum or guar gum. While it is great for bread and all kinds of gluten free baked goods, in this instance, it was not a 1 to 1 exchange in this recipe. As you can see, they were not the the same consistency as the images above.
Batter Consistency: The batter was soft in this recipe exchange, but the changes noted above would help with that.
Paleo Baking FlourThis blend of almond flour, arrowroot starch, organic coconut flour and tapioca flour make it easy to create delicious baked goods like cakes, cookies, muffins, paleo pancakes, flatbreads and crackers. Unfortunately, this is not a great flour for a 1 to 1 exchange in your base cookie recipe. Texture: The texture of the Chocolate Chip Cookies made with the Paleo Baking Flour was crunchier and less chewy than the previous versions. Batter Consistency: This batter was super soft and sticky. Chilling it for a bit might help, keep the dough from spreading. We hope this helps take the question out of what will happen when you use different flours in your cookie recipes to suite dietary restrictions. Tell us, do you have other flours or recipes you want us to test for you? We want to hear from you. In the meantime, grab a glass of milk (or dairy free milk alternative) and enjoy a cookie.
The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies RecipeSERVINGS 36 servings PREP TIME 15 minutes COOK TIME 11 - 13 minutes PASSIVE TIME 5 minutes Ingredients
- 2 1/4 cups Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 cup Butter softened
- 3/4 cup Sugar
- 3/4 cup Brown Sugar packed
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 2 Eggs
- 2 cups Chocolate Chips
- 1 cup Chopped Walnuts (optional)