Monday, November 10, 2014

Lila's gluten free pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

i don't often say that i like gluten free baked goods more than i like the regular flour-full versions. there are a few exceptions: the waffles from cooking for isaiah cookbook, my mom's gluten free cupcakes with buttercream icing from the Lord, and these cookies i'm 'bout to lay down for you all.

half of our family is Gfree and the other half is not. when i make regular baked goods, it's hard to tell lila that she can't have them, so i mostly refrain from that because she's already given up enough in the eating department. but because of this, i was determined to turn my regular pumpkin cookies into a gluten free version. after a couple go-rounds, i feel as though i have perfected it. i mean, i don't want to brag on myself, but...i'm incredible. Jay kay.

so here ya go. i added the essential oils on my second test batch and it bumped up the depth of flavor to a million percent. omg.

Lila's Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 stick of butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
1/2 cup pumpkin
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 drop young living cinnamon essential oil *
1 drop young living nutmeg essential oil *
2 cups all purpose gluten free flour
1/2 cup chocolate chips (or more if you are feeling generous)

let butter soften to room temp or microwave for 10 seconds
in a mixer add butter, brown sugar and vanilla and cream together.
add 1/2 cup of pumpkin and egg and mix until incorporated. don't over mix, guys. it hurts my soul.
add the salt, spice, oils, and i cup of gluten free flour at a time until incorporated. then add those chocolate chips.

bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes.

*all essential oils are not made for ingestion and can be dangerous if they are only perfume grade. that's why i can only recommend young living oils because of their commitment to purity and quality.


  1. YUM. What's your favorite GF flour for baking?

    1. i like the one costco is carrying right now, i think it is namaste brand. :)

  2. Yum! I would love it if you did a post on Gluten Free baking in general. I am a baker too but I've never really done much with GF products (nor have I steered away from refined sugar....oops). I would love to learn some of your tips and tricks on how to bake healthier but still delicious.

    1. megan, maybe i can get my mom going on this and photograph her doing some recipes. she is such an amazing gluten free baker. you should totally invest in cooking for isaiah. she bakes a ton in there and i've learned so much from her techniques!

    2. thank you! I will check it out :-) Also love the idea of showcasing your mom!

    3. Are these supposed to have any baking powder or soda in them?

  3. About how many cookies does this make? I don't have enough gf flour and am wondering if doing a half batch is worth it.


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