I'm pretty picky when it comes to cookies, especially Chocolate Chip, so I was quite skeptical.
Also, a lot of Gluten-free recipes out there are also vegan, or worse, vegan and sugar-free. I understand that people have dietary restrictions, but I'm thinking that if you can't eat butter, eggs, sugar, or flour, you might want to avoid cookies altogether.
Anyway, I decided to modify one recipe that looked pretty decent. I cut out the various oils, stevia powders, honey, and other substitutes, and used as many good-old-fashioned cookie ingredients as I could (with the exception of flour).
Here's what I came up with:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup white sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups almond flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 package chocolate chunks
Cream butter and sugars. Mix in eggs and vanilla. Then add dry ingredients, mixing just until combined. Stir in choc. chunks.
Bake at 325 for 10 minutes, until golden around the edges, but barely done in the middle. We like our cookies chewy. Your oven may cook differently, so it's best to watch them closely the first time around.
The verdict: these cookies were a hit! So good and chewy right out of the oven. And Scott said he really liked them, which made me very happy. I'm a little more optimistic about Gluten-free baking now...