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Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft and chewy Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies. They are super easy to make and the recipe also has a dairy-free and Vegan option. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword dairy-free chocolate chip cookies, gluten-free chocolate chip cookies, Vegan chocolate chip cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 48 cookies
Calories 118 kcal


  • 1 cup butter, softened dairy-free use Smart Balance butter, or Vegan butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon molasses
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 egg (room temperature) for egg-free/Vegan use Bob's Red Mill Egg Replacer
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose gluten-free flour I like Pillsbury gluten-free flour. Not all gluten-free flours are created equal. You may experience different baking results depending on the gluten-free flour blend you choose.
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum (leave out if your flour already has it)
  • 2 cups chocolate chips For dairy-free and Vegan I like Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips
US Customary - Metric


  1. Preheat oven to 375°.

  2.  In a large bowl beat the softened butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until creamy.

  3. Add the egg (or egg replacer), molasses, and pure vanilla extract to the butter mixture and mix until fully combined.

  4. In a medium-sized bowl combine the gluten-free flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and give it a quick stir to combine the ingredients.

  5. Add the gluten-free flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix until fully combined.

  6. Either stir in the until chips or use your mixer on low to mix the chocolate chips into the cookie batter. 

  7. Drop by rounded tablespoon or use a greased cookie scoop. (I used a 1 1/2 tablespoon cookie scoop). Place the cookies 2 inches apart on a parchment lined cookie sheet.

  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes until they start to turn golden brown (centers of the cookies will be soft).  Please watch your oven because all ovens are different. 

  9. I like to add more chocolate chips to the top of my warm cookies. Cool and store in an air-tight container. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 118 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 76mg 3%
Potassium 12mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Sugars 11g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 2.7%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 1.9%
Iron 1.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.