Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

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The first time you make my delicious gluten-free chocolate chip cookie recipe, you’ll be hooked. The crispy edges and chewy center make the perfect gluten free cookie.

Stack of gluten free chocolate chip cookies on a plate with a glass a milk with cooling rack in the background.

If you’re searching for a recipe for a really good chocolate chip cookie that’s gluten free, you’ve come to the right place! If you have a handful of basic ingredients, you can make this easy GF recipe for bakery-style cookies.

My entire family loves when I make these chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies. They’ve even been mistaken for regular chocolate chip cookies!

They’re easy to make too, especially if you have a stand mixer. And there’s no need to add extra chocolate chips – they’re perfectly loaded!

Ingredients

Ingredients to make gluten free chocolate chip cookies measured out in bowls.
  • 2 ¼ cups of gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon of baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon of baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon of sea salt
  • ¾ cup of salted butter
  • ¾ cup of granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup of light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips

Equipment

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Stand mixer with paddle attachment
  • Baking sheets
  • Parchment paper
  • Silicone spatula
  • Spatula
  • Wire cooling racks

By the Numbers: How to Make Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Follow these simple step by step instructions to learn how to make chocolate chip cookies that are crispy around the edges and chewy on the inside.

Step 1: Preheat Oven and Prepare Baking Sheets

Preheat oven to 375˚ F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set them aside.

Baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Step 2: Combine Dry Ingredients

In a medium mixing bowl, combine 2 ¼ cups of gluten-free flour, ¾ teaspoons of baking soda, ½ teaspoon of baking powder and ¾ teaspoon sea salt. Set the bowl to the side.

Gluten free flour, baking soda, baking powder and sea salt being combined in a mixing bowl.

Step 3: Cream Butter and Sugar

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together ¾ cup of salted butter, ¾ cup of brown sugar and ¾ cup of granulated white sugar until it’s smooth and well combined.

Butter, brown sugar and white sugar being creamed together in a stand mixer.

Step 4: Add Eggs and Vanilla

Add 2 large eggs and 2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract to the mixer bowl and continue beating until they’re incorporated. Scrape the sides of the bowl with a silicone spatula as necessary (while the stand mixer is turned off).

Eggs and vanilla extract being added to the creamed butter and sugar in a stand mixer.

Step 5: Add Dry Ingredients

Add the dry ingredient mixture you made earlier to the wet ingredients in the mixer bowl and keep beating until the dough is even and smooth.

Dry ingredients added to wet ingredients in stand mixer for chocolate chip cookie dough.

Step 6: Add Chocolate Chips

Finally, add 1 ½ cups of semisweet chocolate chips to the bowl and mix just until they’re evenly distributed throughout the cookie dough. Let the dough chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before proceeding.

Chocolate chips added to gluten free cookie dough in a stand mixer with paddle attachment.

Measure out rounded tablespoons of the chilled cookie dough and place the dough balls on your prepared baking sheets. It’s best if you can place them at least 2” apart.

Chocolate chip cookie dough balls laid out on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

Step 8: Bake Cookies

Bake your cookies in the preheated oven for 9-10 minutes, or until they’re completely set and golden brown around the edges. This cookie sheet is smaller than the standard size, so the cookies did run together, but they separate very easily.

Gluten free chocolate chip cookies after being baked.

Step 9: Cool Cookies

Cool the baked cookies on the baking sheet for 5-10 minutes before transferring them to a wire cooling rack to cool completely to room temperature.

Gluten free chocolate chip cookies cooling on a wire rack.

Step 10: Serve Cookies

Once cooled to room temperature, you can enjoy your delicious gluten free chocolate chip cookies with a glass of milk (or homemade almond milk).

Stack of gluten free chocolate chip cookies on a white dessert plate with a glass of milk in front of a rack of more cookies cooling.

Tips for Making Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Answers to all of your questions about making the best gluten-free chocolate chip cookies, including tips and substitution ideas.

Best flour for gluten-free cookies

While there are many blends that will work, my favorite GF flour for making cookies is Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 flour (the blue bag). Its ingredients include: Sweet White Rice Flour, Whole Grain Brown Rice Flour, Potato Starch, Whole Grain Sorghum Flour, Tapioca Flour and Xanthan Gum.

As long as your gluten-free flour blend has similar flours and xanthan gum, it should work to make this recipe. Cookies are more forgiving than things like sandwich bread.

Substitutions and variations

If you’d like to alter this recipe to your dietary needs or preferences, here are some ideas:

  • For dairy free cookies, substitute vegan butter or refined (solid) coconut oil
  • Substitute ½ cup of pecans or walnuts for ½ cup of the chocolate chips
  • Choose milk chocolate or dark chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet

Make smaller cookies

If you’d like to make smaller cookies, you’ll need to also adjust the baking time down. I’d start with 5 minutes, and check them every minute after that until they’re set and golden brown around the edges.

Storage tips

Once cooled to room temperature, you can store your homemade gluten free chocolate chip cookies on the counter in an airtight container for up to 4 days. They should last for about a week in the fridge or 2 months in the freezer.

You can either freeze balls of unbaked cookie dough (the same way I freeze tomato paste). Or you can freeze baked cookies and defrost them one at a time. Either way, it’s best to use the frozen cookie dough within 2 months.

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Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

This gluten-free chocolate chip cookies recipe is so delicious you won’t even know it’s gluten free! The cookies have crisp edges and a moist, chewy center!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Recipe Servings: 32

Ingredients

Equipment

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375˚ F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
    Baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, combine gluten-free flour, baking soda, baking powder and sea salt. Set aside.
    Gluten free flour, baking soda, baking powder and sea salt being combined in a mixing bowl.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter, brown sugar and white sugar until smooth and well combined.
    Butter, brown sugar and white sugar being creamed together in a stand mixer.
  • Add eggs and vanilla extract and mix until combined.
    Eggs and vanilla extract being added to the creamed butter and sugar in a stand mixer.
  • Add the flour mixture you made in step 1 and mix until the dough is even and smooth.
    Dry ingredients added to wet ingredients in stand mixer for chocolate chip cookie dough.
  • Add chocolate chips and mix just until they’re evenly distributed. Chill dough for 30 minutes.
    Chocolate chips added to gluten free cookie dough in a stand mixer with paddle attachment.
  • Measure out rounded tablespoons of dough and place the balls on the lined baking sheets at least 2” apart.
    Chocolate chip cookie dough balls laid out on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 9-10 minutes or until cookies are set and golden brown around the edges.
    Gluten free chocolate chip cookies after being baked.
  • Cool on the cookie sheet for 5-10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
    Gluten free chocolate chip cookies cooling on a wire rack.
  • Enjoy your chewy gluten free chocolate chip cookies with a glass of milk.
    Stack of gluten free chocolate chip cookies on a white dessert plate with a glass of milk in front of a rack of more cookies cooling.

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 121mg | Potassium: 67mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 152IU | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg

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