Although I’m not sure whether I should I be flattered or offended by the question/statement because I’d like to think they taste a whole lot better than “regular” cookies. These are a slight variation from my regular chocolate chip cookies… I subbed some white chocolate for the milk chocolate chips but stuck with my usual ratio of 50% butter and 50% shortening.
Bittersweet and White Chocolate Chip Cookie
* 1/2 cup butter
* 1/2 cup shortening (I use Spectrum Organic, which is trans fat-free)
* 1 cup sugar
* 1/2 cup brown sugar
* 2 large eggs
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 1 cup rice flour
* 3/4 cup plus 1 Tablespoon potato starch
* 3/4 cup sorghum flour
* 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
* 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
* 1 cup chopped white chocolate (or high quality white baking chips)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease a cookie sheet or line with a Silpat baking mat.
Beat butter, shortening and sugars until well combined. Add the eggs and vanilla extract and mix until smooth. Add the rice flour, potato starch, sorghum flour, baking soda, xanthan gum and salt and mix until thoroughly combined. Add the chocolate chips and chopped white chocolate and stir until well incorporated.
Drop heaping teaspoons of dough onto the cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges turn a light golden brown. Let cool for a minute or two on the cookie sheet and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Makes approximately three dozen generously-sized cookies.