These moist and chewy chocolate chip cookies will restore your faith in all things gluten free. Hints of cinnamon and brown sugar warm your mouth and send these chocolate chip cookies to a whole new level. They are so light and fluffy kids and adults will be asking for these time and time again.

Ingredients
8 ounces unsalted butter, softened
10 ounces light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
11 ounces brown rice flour
2 ounces cornstarch
1 teaspoon xantham gum
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 12-ounce package semi-sweet chocolate chips

Method
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, cream together the butter and sugar for 1 minute at medium-high speed. Stop the mixer and use a rubber spatula to scrape the butter and sugar off the sides of the bowl. Add the eggs and vanilla. Mix for another minute until the eggs are fully incorporated.

3.To a separate bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients, not including the chocolate chips. Turn the stand mixer on low and slowly add the flour mixture to the creamed butter and eggs. Mix until thoroughly combined. Turn the stand mixer off and add the chocolate chips, mixing by hand with a rubber spatula until chips are evenly dispersed.

4. Line a sheet tray with parchment paper and scoop the cookie dough onto the tray using a 1-ounce ice cream scoop. Make sure to leave a 1/2-inch space between each cookie.

5. Place the cookies in the fridge to chill for at least 1 hour. This will prevent the cookies from spreading too much while baking.

6. Bake for 12-14 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove cookies from oven and let cool before eating.

Yields: 36 cookies

To see a video on how to make these cookies, click here. And, let us know in the comment section below how your cookies turn out!

This is a recipe from Alex Thomopoulos, host of “Bites & Booze: Gluten Free” on YouTube’s new food-centric channel, HUNGRY. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Alex is a stand-up comic and model turned private chef who was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2010. Watch Alex’s show and also check out her website and tweet her at @AlexThomopoulos.