Welcome, my fellow foodies and health enthusiasts! Today, I present to you a delicious recipe for gluten-free chocolate chip cookies that will satisfy your sweet tooth cravings without guilt or any health compromises.
As someone who has long struggled with gluten intolerance, I understand the frustration of missing out on many favorite foods. But fear not, dear reader, because these cookies are the perfect solution to those dark times. Not only are they gluten-free, but they are also dairy-free and organic.
These cookies are made with top-quality ingredients that are natural and healthy. They’re perfect for indulging in a sweet treat without feeling like you’re giving into unhealthy vices.
With that said, let’s dive into this delicious recipe and discover how to make scrumptious gluten-free chocolate chip cookies that are sure to become a permanent fixture in your recipe box. Get ready for some gooey, warm chocolate chunks in every bite!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Do you love chocolate chip cookies but avoid them because of gluten or dairy allergies? Well, this gluten-free and dairy-free chocolate chip cookie recipe is perfect for you. The cookies are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside, with sweet bursts of chocolate chips in every bite. Even better, they’re healthy and organic!
You might be asking yourself: can gluten-free cookies really be as delicious as traditional cookies? The answer is yes! With the right ingredients and careful baking techniques, gluten-free cookies can be just as tasty, if not more so. You won’t even be able to tell the difference between these gluten-free chocolate chip cookies and regular ones.
Not only are these cookies allergy-friendly, but they’re also made with wholesome ingredients. No weird additives or preservatives here! Instead, we’re using a blend of gluten-free flours (rice, potato, and almond), coconut oil in place of butter, and pure vanilla extract to add natural sweetness.
Plus, who doesn’t love chocolate chips? These cookies are loaded with them, making every bite a luscious treat. And if you’re feeling adventurous, try using vegan chocolate chips for an even healthier option.
So go ahead and indulge in these mouthwatering gluten-free and dairy-free chocolate chip cookies without any guilt! Trust us; your taste buds will thank you.
One of the most important aspects of a recipe is the list of ingredients. And for our gluten-free chocolate chip cookies, you’ll need to have the following:
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 and 1/2 cups light brown sugar, packed
- 2 eggs, room temperature
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 and 3/4 cups gluten-free flour blend (with xanthan gum)
- 1 and 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 and 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, softened
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 2 eggs, room temperature
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 and 1/4 cups purpose gluten-free flour blend (with xantham gum)
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
Don’t have some of these exact ingredients? Keep reading to find out what substitutions you can make!
The Recipe How-To
Let’s get ready to bake! Here are the step-by-step instructions to help you make these scrumptious Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies from scratch!
Step 1: Preheat Your Oven
Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C), and then line your cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Step 2: Mix the Dry Ingredients
In a medium mixing bowl, sift together both gluten-free flour blends, baking soda, and salt.
Step 3: Cream the Wet Ingredients
In another mixing bowl, cream together the coconut oil, light brown sugar, and granulated sugar until it looks fluffy and well combined, which might take around 4-5 minutes. This will create a smooth texture that will hold the cookies together without being too heavy or watery.
Step 4: Blend in the Eggs
Next, blend in the eggs one at a time. Once you’re finished, add in the vanilla extract and mix a little bit more.
Step 5: Combine All Ingredients Together
Slowly add in the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients mixture (from step 3) whilst continually folding. Mix the dough thoroughly until you achieve a cohesive dough that’s not too sticky or crumbly.
Step 6: Add in the Chocolate Chips
Mix in your vegan gluten-free chocolate chips until they’re evenly distributed throughout your dough mixture.
Step 7: Shape Dough & Create Cookies
Now that your dough is ready, use an ice cream scoop or spoon to scoop up portions of the dough onto your parchment-lined baking sheet. Then proceed to shape them into neat round balls with your hand before placing them on your hot baking sheet.
Tip: Always keep some space between each cookie so that they don’t stick together.
Step 8: Bake the Cookies!
Slide you baking sheet into a preheated oven and let it bake for 10-12 minutes or until they’re golden brown on top. You’ll know your cookies are baked when the chocolate chips start to melt, the surface is firm, and the edges are crispy.
Step 9: Cool & Enjoy!
Remove your cookies from the oven and allow them to cool on a wire rack or plate for a few minutes, afterward you can serve or store them for later use.
- If stored in an airtight container at room temperature, these Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies should last up to 3-4 days -if not eaten before then-.
- These cookies make an excellent snack or dessert option for family movie nights too!
Congratulations, you’re now ready to indulge in your very own batch of Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies!
Substitutions and Variations
Ah, the wonderful world of variations and substitutions! As an experienced baker, I know that every kitchen has its unique quirks and preferences—the beauty of homemade goodies! Here are some delicious and easy ways to tweak this recipe and make it your own.
First off, let’s start with the chocolate chips. While regular chocolate chips work just fine, if you want to go big on flavor, I recommend using dairy-free (vegan) chocolate chips. Or why not try mixing up different types of chocolate—for example, half dark chocolate and half white chocolate? Trust me, your taste buds will thank you.
Now let’s talk sweeteners: If you prefer a more natural sweetener, swap the granulated sugar for coconut sugar. It’ll add a subtle caramel-like flavor to your cookies. And for those who dare to be different, try experimenting with sugar substitutes like stevia or monk fruit—just keep in mind that they may affect the overall cookie texture.
Gluten-free flour blend is a common ingredient in many gluten-free recipes, but there are numerous blends to choose from depending on your personal taste and diet preferences. If you prefer heartier cookies, try replacing some of the gluten-free flour with oat flour. Or if you like a nutty flavor, almond flour could be your perfect match.
Let’s move on to the fats: while coconut oil definitely works in this recipe, it can sometimes add a coconut flavor that may not pair well with the other ingredients. Instead, use light olive oil or vegetable oil which have more neutral flavors. And if you’re looking for a butter substitute, try using vegan butter sticks or ghee (clarified butter).
Another option for an egg-free recipe is using applesauce or mashed bananas as a binding agent instead of eggs—just be aware that this may alter the texture of the cookies. Alternatively, ground flax seeds mixed with water can also create a good binding substitute.’
Lastly, let’s talk about add-ins. If you want to take your chocolate chip cookies to the next level, try adding a few chopped nuts like pecans or almonds. Or for the chocolate lover in you, try mixing in some cocoa powder for a double chocolate boost! And if you want something more adventurous, why not mix in some oatmeal and brainchild of baking greats like Alton Brown?
Whichever tweaks you decide on, this recipe is all about experimentation—so let your imagination run wild and discover your new favourite version of these beloved classic cookies!
Serving and Pairing
Hot and fresh out of the oven, these gluten-free chocolate chip cookies are best enjoyed with a tall glass of cold almond milk. You’ll need something to wash down all that rich and gooey chocolate goodness!
These cookies are perfect for any occasion, whether you’re craving a sweet treat for dessert after a long day, looking for a snack while watching your favorite TV show, or even bringing them as a gift to someone special. They’re versatile and can be paired with almost anything.
If you want to get creative with your serving options, try crumbling up these cookies on top of vanilla ice cream for a decadent dessert experience. Or if you want to add some variety to your cookie platter, pair these chocolate chip cookies with some oatmeal raisin or double chocolate cookies. The sky’s the limit when it comes to pairing possibilities!
Not only do these cookies taste heavenly on their own, but they also make the perfect accompaniment to tea or coffee. Dip them into a hot cup of tea and let the flavors blend together – you won’t be disappointed.
Trust me when I say that once you take one bite of these gluten-free chocolate chip cookies, you’ll understand why they’re perfect on their own. They’re simply irresistible!
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
Let’s be honest, sometimes we just don’t feel like baking fresh cookies every single day. That’s why making a big batch beforehand and storing them in convenient ways is a game-changer, especially when you need a quick treat on the go. These Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies can be made ahead of time and stored for easy consumption later.
To make these cookies ahead of time, simply follow the recipe instructions and form the dough into balls. Then, place them onto a lined baking tray, cover with plastic wrap, and freeze for 30 minutes until firm. Once frozen, transfer them to an airtight container or plastic bag to store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
When ready to bake or reheat your frozen cookies, preheat your oven to 375°F or your air fryer to 350°F, position the chilled dough on a cookie sheet or in the air fryer basket and bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown. If you’re reheating previously baked cookies, simply pop them into the microwave for 15-20 seconds for best results.
If you decide to store freshly-baked cookies instead, make sure they are completely cooled down before storing them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to five days.
Although these gluten-free chocolate chip cookies will surely disappear quickly, taking a few extra steps to properly freeze and store them is worth the trouble for those days when you’re short on time but still want a tasty treat.
Tips for Perfect Results
When it comes to baking chocolate chip cookies (gluten-free!), the smallest of details make all the difference. The perfect recipe, great ingredients, and our precise instructions are only part of the picture. With these tips for perfect results, you’ll take your cookies to heavenly heights – without stress or worry.
First and foremost, measure your ingredients accurately. Using too little flour or too much sugar affects the texture and taste of your cookies. We recommend measuring with a digital kitchen scale as it brings more precision to your baking process.
When making gluten-free baked goods, always mix by hand using a rubber spatula or spoon. Overmixing your cookie dough mixes can create a tough texture in your final product; therefore, mixing by hand ensures that each ingredient incorporates evenly into the dough.
Room temperature ingredients help your cookie dough come together smoothly and evenly, and this all starts with room temperature butter. When softening butter, don’t use shortcuts like a microwave or oven- let’s do things correctly here! Instead, simply put the butter out on the counter until it is soft when touched but not melting.
If you want perfectly shaped cookies (who doesn’t?) every time, we highly recommend using a cookie scoop or measuring spoon for precise shapes and sizes. Not only will this ensure accuracy, but it also creates uniformity in appearance and baking time.
Lastly- be mindful of your oven temperature! Even minor variations can affect your cookies’ distribution and lead to disaster. That’s why we suggest using an oven thermometer to check that your oven is heating to the correct temperature and to rotate your sheet trays halfway through baking.
By following these five tips on measuring accurately, using proper mixing techniques, utilizing room temperature ingredients, scooping uniformly shaped dough balls, and monitoring oven temperatures precisely- you will be sure to achieve consistent perfect results with each batch of chocolate chip cookies you bake!
After trying out this delicious chocolate chip cookies recipe, I am convinced that gluten-free and dairy-free baking can be both healthy and enjoyable. I hope that you find the same satisfaction in making and enjoying these cookies as I did.
By choosing to make this recipe, you are not only taking care of your health but also contributing to a more sustainable food system. Opting for organic, gluten-free and dairy-free ingredients supports small farmers and promotes environmentally friendly methods of production.
Moreover, you are not sacrificing taste. These cookies are rich in flavor and have the perfect balance between chewiness and crispiness. Plus, the fact that they are gluten-free means that they will cause less inflammation in the gut.
In conclusion, choosing to make this chocolate chip cookies recipe is making a conscious decision for a healthier you and planet. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s whip up a batch of these treats right away!
Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten Free) Recipe
- 3/4 cup coconut oil
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Mix coconut oil and brown sugar.
- Beat in eggs.
- Add vanilla.
- Mix coconut flour, salt and baking soda in separate bowl. Stir into wet mixture.
- Add chocolate chips.
- Drop by spoon onto baking sheet and press with fingers or fork.
- Bake for about 18 minutes on a stone, probably about 15 minutes on a regular baking sheet.