This recipe from the Sprout Right cookbook is my go-to recipe for chocolate chip cookies for Monkey. The cookies are gluten-free, sugar-free (aside from the yummy chocolate chips) and have protein, iron and potassium in each cookie. You could also add cranberries or raisins -- whatever suits your taste buds.
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup plus 2 1/2 tbsp agave syrup
1 1/2 cups brown rice flour (I've used white rice flour when I can't find brown rice flour)
1/4 cup potato starch
1/4 cup tapioca starch
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp xanthan gum
Chocolate chips, dark chocolate (optional)
Preheat oven to 325°F. Beat butter, vanilla and egg in a mixer. Add agave syrup and beat.
Add the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Mix in the chocolate chips (if using). If possible, let batter stand 10 minutes at room temperature.
Drop spoonfuls of dough onto parchment-lined baking tray and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until golden brown around the edges.