TIP: To change it up, try one of the following delicious variations and bake as directed in recipe.
*Make sure to read labels to ensure that ingredients are gluten-free.
Chocolate Chip: Stir in 1 package (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips. Makes about 4 1/2 dozen.
Confetti: Stir in 1/4 cup confetti sprinkles. After cooling, double the Glaze Recipe* (recipe below), then spread over tops of cookies and sprinkle with an additional 1/3 cup sprinkles. Makes about 4 dozen.
Bacon Chocolate Chip: Stir in 1 package (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips and 1/2 cup crumbled crisp-cooked bacon. Makes about 4 1/2 dozen.
Blueberry Lemon Muffin Cookies: Stir in 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries and 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel. After cooling, drizzle with Lemon Glaze* (recipe below). Makes about 4 1/2 dozen.
Chocolate Cherry: Stir in 1 bar (4 ounces) semisweet chocolate, chopped, 1 cup dried cherries, chopped, and 3/4 teaspoon almond extract. Makes about 4 dozen.
Chocolate Chocolate Chip: Stir in 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder until blended. Stir in 1 package (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips. Makes about 4 1/2 dozen.
Coconut Lime Glazed: Stir in 1 cup toasted shredded coconut, 1 tablespoon grated lime peel, and 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract. After cooling, top with Lime Glaze* (recipe below), and additional toasted coconut, if desired. Makes about 4 dozen.
Cranberry Orange Walnut: Stir in 1 cup dried cranberries, 1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts, and 1 teaspoon grated orange peel. Makes about 4 1/2 dozen.
Double Chocolate Toasted Almond: Stir in 1 bar (4 ounces) bittersweet chocolate, chopped, 1 bar (4 ounces) white chocolate, chopped, and 1/2 cup toasted slivered almonds. Makes about 4 dozen.
Orange Rosemary: Stir in 1 tablespoon grated orange peel and 1 tablespoon finely minced fresh rosemary (or 1 teaspoon dried crushed rosemary). Makes about 3 1/2 dozen.
PB & J: Stir in 3 tablespoons extra crunchy peanut butter. Immediately after removing cookies from oven, make an indentation in center of each cookie using the back of a round measuring spoon, drizzle with 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted, and fill with strawberry jam. Makes about 3 1/2 dozen.
S'mores: Stir in 3 (1.55 ounces each) milk chocolate candy bars, chopped. Chop 3 additional (1.55 ounces each) milk chocolate candy bars. Immediately after removing cookies from oven, top each cookie with the additional chopped chocolate and mini marshmallows (about 1 cup). Return cookies to oven and bake just until chocolate begins to melt, and marshmallows begin to soften, about 30 to 45 seconds. Makes about 5 dozen.
Sugar Kisses: Immediately after removing cookies from oven, press a chocolate kiss into center of each cookie. Melt 24 additional chocolate kisses and, after cookies have cooled, drizzle over top, or drizzle with Glaze* (recipe below). Makes 3 1/2 dozen.
*Glaze: Combine 1 cup confectioners sugar with 4 teaspoons warm water in a medium bowl and stir until smooth.
Lemon Glaze: Prepare Glaze and stir in 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel. Drizzle over tops of cookies.
Lime Glaze: Double Glaze and stir in 4 teaspoon grated lime peel. Spread over tops of cookies.
- 1 Cup butter, such as Country Crock® Spreadable Sticks or Tub
- 3/4 Cups granulated sugar
- 3/4 Cups firmly packed light brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 large egg yolk
- 2 Teaspoons gluten-free vanilla extract
- 3 Cups gluten-free flour
- 1/4 Cup coconut flour
- 1 Teaspoon baking powder
- 3/4 Teaspoons salt
- 1/4 Teaspoon baking soda
- Your choice of gluten-free mix-ins
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Mix Country Crock® Spread, granulated sugar, light brown sugar, egg, egg yolk, and vanilla in large bowl until well mixed. Stir in gluten-free and coconut flours, baking powder, salt, and baking soda until blended. (Dough will be soft and creamy.) Add your favorite gluten-free mix-ins until every spoonful of dough has some of the delicious mix-ins or choose from the variations above.
Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls on ungreased baking sheets 3-inches apart.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes until edges are lightly golden. Cool 1 minute on wire rack; remove from sheets and cool completely.