Delicious Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Welcome to the world of delicious gluten-free and dairy-free chocolate chip cookies! As a nutritionist and food blogger, I have tried numerous recipes, tinkering with ingredients and proportions, to come up with a perfect Toll House chocolate chip mimicry recipe that will satisfy your cravings without compromising your health.

We all know that chocolate chip cookies are an American classic. And while they were once treated as fast food during the 80s, today we take our cookies more seriously. They must be chewy but firm, golden brown yet soft, and have that irresistible aroma that makes us want to devour them all at once. And just because you are gluten-free or dairy-free does not mean you should miss out on these wonderful treats!

Whether you are someone living with celiac disease or gluten intolerance, looking for allergen-free options, trying to eliminate refined sugar from your diet or just looking for a healthier dessert alternative, this recipe is for you. We will use a blend of three gluten-free flours (sorghum, rice, and tapioca) instead of wheat flour and substitute butter with dairy-free margarine or coconut oil. Not only does this make the recipe gluten-free and dairy-free but it also makes for melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness.

So put on your apron and let’s get baking!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Gluten Free Toll House Chocolate Chip Mimicry
Gluten Free Toll House Chocolate Chip Mimicry

This recipe is a game-changer for all cookie lovers out there, especially those who have dietary restrictions. Trust me; you’ll fall in love with these Gluten-Free Toll House Chocolate Chip Mimicry Cookies.

First of all, let’s talk about the taste; these cookies have the classic toll house flavor without the gluten. The combination of brown sugar and granulated sugar adds a perfect amount of sweetness to every bite, making you crave more. Not to mention, the chocolate chips add an extra oomph to the cookie’s overall taste.

Not only are these cookies gluten-free, but they are also dairy-free and sugar-free. Imagine being able to enjoy a sweet treat without any allergens or refined sugars. Plus, the added pecans will provide some crunch and another layer of flavor, making this recipe irresistible.

These cookies are perfect for entertaining guests or serving as an after-dinner dessert on your own. They’re easy to make and ready within minutes. Surprise your friends and family with these Gluten-Free Toll House Chocolate Chip Mimicry Cookies and watch their faces light up.

Moreover, this recipe is highly customizable. You can substitute ingredients according to your preference, whether it’s using white chocolate morsels instead of semi-sweet chocolate morsels or almond flour instead of sorghum flour. This recipe is versatile enough to cater to all tastes.

In short, anyone who loves cookies will relish this recipe – not just people who are gluten intolerant but anyone looking for a healthier twist on fast food favourite cookies from the 80s. These cookies are perfect for vegans, dairy-free eaters, allergen-free enthusiasts and anyone looking for a healthy dessert alternative!

Ingredient List

 Behold, the gluten-free version of everyone's favorite chocolate chip cookies!
Behold, the gluten-free version of everyone’s favorite chocolate chip cookies!

Here is a list of all the ingredients you’ll need to whip up this Gluten Free Toll House Chocolate Chip Mimicry Recipe. Don’t worry, there’s no need to go crazy at the grocery store! Most of the ingredients can be found in your pantry, and if you’re used to gluten free baking, then they are probably staples for you already!

Dry Ingredients

  • 2 cups rice flour
  • 4 cups tapioca starch
  • 1 cup sorghum flour PLUS 2 tablespoons
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • 2 cups chocolate chips (You can choose between vegan, dairy-free or sugar-free chocolate chips)
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Pro tip: You can buy pre-mixed gluten-free flours if you don’t want to buy all of these on their own. Just make sure that it is an equal mix of rice flour, tapioca flour and sorghum flour.

The Recipe How-To

 Trust me, these cookies taste just as good as they look.
Trust me, these cookies taste just as good as they look.

Here are the detailed instructions on how to make Gluten-Free Toll House Chocolate Chip Mimicry Recipe that tastes just like the original.


  • 2 cups (280 g) gluten-free flour (1 cup sorghum flour plus 2/3 cup tapioca starch and 1/3 cup rice flour)
  • 1¼ teaspoons of Xanthan Gum
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks (226 g) butter, preferably unsalted or vegan
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature or substitute a plant-based equivalent
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (340 g) gluten-free chocolate chips such as Nestle Toll House semisweet chocolate morsels
  • Optional: chopped pecans


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a medium-size mixing bowl, combine the gluten-free flours, xanthan gum, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Mix well.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat the room temperature butter with an electric mixer or by hand until creamy.
  4. Add both sugars and beat until fluffy but not too long that the mixture becomes airy.
  5. Add both eggs and vanilla extract and beat until everything is just incorporated.
  6. Gradually add in the dry ingredients into wet mixture while stirring.
  7. Fold in chocolate chips and pecans if using.
  8. Chill the cookie dough in your fridge for at least an hour (or up to two days).
  9. Once it’s time, line two full-size baking sheets with parchment paper.
  10. Scoop cookie dough onto your sheets, evenly spaced apart, and bake for 8-12 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
  11. Once done, transfer the Gluten-Free Toll House Chocolate Chip Mimicry Cookie Recipe onto cooking racks to cool.


  • Don’t overmix the egg mixture as that can affect the texture of the cookies.
  • Use cold butter, straight from the refrigerator or dairy-free spread/vegan butter, to get the perfect consistency for your cookie dough.
  • Measure your flour by weight instead of volume as it is more accurate.
  • Preheat your oven well before baking.
  • Chill your dough in advance; it helps with the consistency and prevents flat cookies.

Substitutions and Variations

 Melted chocolate and hot coffee make the perfect pairing for a rainy day and some cookies!
Melted chocolate and hot coffee make the perfect pairing for a rainy day and some cookies!

Are you looking to switch up this classic gluten-free Toll House chocolate chip mimicry recipe? Fear not, as there are plenty of substitutions and variations to explore. Here are a few suggestions:

– For a nut-free version, simply omit the pecans and increase the amount of chocolate chips.

– For a vegan twist, replace the egg with either flax or chia seeds mixed with water, and use a vegan butter substitute instead of regular butter.

– If you prefer white chocolate, substitute the semisweet chocolate chips for white chocolate chips.

– To make this recipe sugar-free, try replacing the brown sugar and granulated sugar with erythritol or stevia-based sweeteners.

– Try experimenting with different flour blends. You can use other gluten-free flours in place of sorghum flour, such as rice flour or almond flour.

– For a dairy-free version, swap out regular butter for dairy-free butter or coconut oil.

I encourage you to experiment with different ingredient combinations and find what works best for you. Whatever variation you choose, make sure to keep the ratios of wet and dry ingredients consistent to achieve that perfect balance of chewy and crispy textures in your gluten-free Toll House chocolate chip mimicry cookies.

Serving and Pairing

 Satisfy your sweet tooth without triggering any allergies with these gluten-free toll house chocolate chip cookies.
Satisfy your sweet tooth without triggering any allergies with these gluten-free toll house chocolate chip cookies.

This gluten-free toll house chocolate chip mimicry recipe is truly a treat to enjoy anytime of the day. You can serve these delicious cookies with a tall glass of almond milk or hot tea for added comfort. They are also perfect for packing in school lunches or for a quick snack on the go.

For a perfect pairing, why not try serving these cookies with some fruit slices such as apple or a mandarin orange for a refreshing burst of flavor. If you want to elevate the flavors, try pairing these cookies with organic strawberries or raspberries for added sweetness.

If you are looking to make these cookies an indulgent dessert after a meal, simply warm them up and serve with your favorite dairy-free ice cream. I recommend vanilla bean or coconut ice cream to add richness and creaminess to the combination.

Whether you are serving these cookies as a snack, dessert, or paired with your favorite beverage, they are sure to leave everyone content and satisfied.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 You won't even know they are gluten-free! (But your body will thank you for it.)
You won’t even know they are gluten-free! (But your body will thank you for it.)

Now that you’ve made a batch of these scrumptious gluten-free Toll House Chocolate Chip Mimicry cookies, let’s talk about how to store and reheating them. A practical option when baking is to make the dough in advance, so you have the cookie dough on hand whenever a craving strikes.

To do this, form the dough into balls and freeze in an air-tight container for up to three months. When ready, allow the cookie dough to thaw and continue with the recipe as per usual. This way, you’ll always have freshly baked cookies at your fingertips!

In case you have leftover cookies, it’s crucial to store them properly to remain fresh and maintain their texture. The best way to store cookies is by placing them in an airtight container or sealable plastic bag at room temperature. They can last for up to five days stored in this manner.

If you prefer a warm cookie, then reheat them in the microwave or oven before serving. For reheating in the microwave, place your cookies on a microwave-safe plate and heat for 10-20 seconds, depending on your microwave wattage. Meanwhile, for reheating in an oven, preheat it to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180° C) and bake for 3-5 minutes or until thoroughly warmed.

Also, note that this recipe yields cookies that are allergen-free and vegan-friendly too! If you need dairy-free treats or want to indulge in healthy recipes void of refined sugar – these cookies are perfect. Now that you know how to make-ahead prepare and best store these gluten-free Toll House Chocolate Chip Mimicry Cookies let’s grab a glass of milk and dig in!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Don't let gluten allergies stop you from enjoying the simple pleasures in life - like delicious cookies!
Don’t let gluten allergies stop you from enjoying the simple pleasures in life – like delicious cookies!

As someone who loves to create healthy recipes, I always strive for perfect cooking results. With this gluten-free and dairy-free chocolate chip cookie recipe, there are a few tips and tricks that can help guarantee delicious outcomes every time.

Firstly, it’s important to measure the ingredients accurately. Use measuring cups and spoons rather than guessing or estimating the amounts. This not only ensures the best flavor but also the perfect texture.

Secondly, keep an eye on your oven temperature since it can significantly affect the final result. A reliable thermometer helps make sure that your oven is heated to the right temperature, giving you the tastiest and evenly-cooked cookies.

Thirdly, take note of the cookie dough consistency. Gluten-free flours are often a bit denser than regular flour, so it’s crucial not to overmix them. Overkneading can make your cookies tough or crumbly, leaving you with a disappointing result.

Finally, while they might look tempting when freshly baked, allow your cookies to cool before sampling them since they will set as they cool down. Patience is key in this case—you’ll be rewarded with perfectly crispy edges, but nicely soft centers that will leave you wanting more.

By keeping these tips in mind, you’ll turn out perfect gluten-free toll house chocolate chip mimicry cookies every time!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Gluten Free Toll House Chocolate Chip Mimicry Recipe is a must-try for anyone looking for a delicious and healthy dessert option. With ingredients like sorghum flour, tapioca starch, and xanthan gum, this cookie recipe is not only gluten-free but also dairy-free and refined-sugar-free, making it a great allergen-free option. This recipe also offers variations that cater to different tastes such as substituting chocolate chips with white chocolate or adding pecans for some crunch.

By making the switch from fast food desserts to healthier homemade options like this one, individuals can positively impact their health without compromising on taste. By using healthier ingredients and avoiding refined sugars and processed foods, you will enjoy not only the taste of these cookies but the added benefits of nourishing your body.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your apron and baking pan because indulging in this scrumptious gluten-free oat toll house chocolate chip recipe is worth every single bite!

Gluten Free Toll House Chocolate Chip Mimicry

Gluten Free Toll House Chocolate Chip Mimicry Recipe

This is the end result of my long quest for a gluten free chocolate chip cookie that tastes and looks as good as Mom's. It's based on the actual Tollhouse Cookie recipe. 🙂
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Gluten-free
Servings 15 cookies
Calories 181.8 kcal


  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 1/4 cup tapioca starch
  • 1/4 cup sorghum flour, plus
  • 2 tablespoons sorghum flour
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/8 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/8 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup pecans


  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In the workbowl of your mixer, combine butter and sugars and vanilla and mix on low until combined (about 2 minutes). Add egg and combine.
  • In another bowl, measure out your flours, baking soda, xanthan gum and salt. With mixer on low, slowly integrate the dry goods into the wet.
  • When all the dry goods are integrated, add the chips and nuts and mix just long enough to combine.
  • Spoon out by the tablespoon onto a baking sheet and bake for 12 minutes. Let rest for about 10 minutes on the sheet for the middles to set.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 590gCalories: 181.8kcalCarbohydrates: 21.1gProtein: 1.6gFat: 10.9gSaturated Fat: 5.2gCholesterol: 28.7mgSodium: 180.6mgFiber: 1gSugar: 13.6g
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