The Best Gluten Free Cookies

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

A few days ago I posted an Instagram story about the gluten free cookies I was baking and have been blowing up with questions about the recipe ever since! I’ve been perfecting my GF cookies over the last year, and I have finally found a recipe that I happen to think is delicious AF. It’s a combination of recipes I’ve read online mixed with just testing things out over time. As with any gluten free version of the original, it will never be exactly the same, but this is pretty darn close.

The Best Gluten Free Cookies

They’re the perfect mix of sweet and salty, and chewy and crunchy. The consistency is great (for gluten free) and I can’t stop eating these bad boys. I think the key is using a great gluten free flour. I’ve tried almond flour, coconut flour, and everything in between. I’ve tried at least five different blends, and my favorite is far and away the King Arthur Flour gluten free flour mix. I’ve seen it now at multiple grocery stores (Whole Foods, Fairway, and Stop and Shop), but you can also get it on Amazon if you can’t find it near you.

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes 20-24 cookies.


8 tblsps (1 stick) unsalted butter at room temperature
1/4 cup organic cane sugar
1/2 packed light brown sugar
1 tspn baking soda
1 tspn sea salt
1 tspn vanilla extract
1 egg
1 cup gluten free flour (I love King Arthur Flour’s gluten free flour mix the best)
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter chips or nuts (optional)


Note: I always use a hand mixer when I bake because I don’t have a standing one, and it works great!

Preheat oven to 350F
Mix butter, baking soda, salt, and both sugars in a large bowl with hand or standing mixer
Add in egg and vanilla until combined and fluffy
Add flour in two batches and mix continuously
Stir in chocolate chips (and nuts/peanut butter chips if using) by hand
Scoop out rounded tablespoons of the mix and place on an ungreased baking sheet at least 2 inches apart
Bake for 10-12 minutes
Let cool for 5 minutes, then transfer to platter or cooling rack

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  1. Laura and Sarah said:

    These look delicious, and I can imagine the addition of peanut butter chips would make them even better! Cheers, Laura & Sarah

    5.17.17 · Reply
    • Julia Dzafic said:

      SOOO good. Peanut butter chips are my new jam!

      5.17.17 · Reply
  2. Brittany Olander said:

    yuuuuummm- i love baking with my little girl and doctoring recipes to make them a little healthier!

    xo, brittany
    a pretty yellow roundup on my blog today!

    5.17.17 · Reply
    • Julia Dzafic said:

      Oooh she will love these! Super kid friendly because they taste like real cookies 🙂

      5.17.17 · Reply
  3. Erika @ the Linden Life said:

    Yum! Those look great. I also loooove the gf cookies that just have 5 ingredients – I think it’s peanut butter, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla and chocolate chips. I was skeptical about the no-flour – but they are amazing!

    5.17.17 · Reply
    • Julia Dzafic said:

      Yes! I love making those too. Good reminder. Will whip up a batch this weekend 🙂

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  4. Lauren Schully said:

    Yum! King Arthur’s has the best flour mixes and I agree that their gluten free is the best too! Can’t wait to try these!
    xo Lauren

    5.17.17 · Reply
    • Julia Dzafic said:

      They really do! And the best mixes for muffins and stuff. Obsessed with that brand right now.

      5.17.17 · Reply
  5. Sara Vosler said:

    Do you not put baking soda in your cookies? I used your recipe but used coconut sugar, Pamela’s flour and baking soda only because I always have.

    5.17.17 · Reply
    • Julia Dzafic said:

      OMG talk about pregnancy brain. Yes! I add one tspn of baking soda. Fixing the recipe now. Thank you so much for noticing that. I’m so embarrassed!

      5.18.17 · Reply
      • Sara Vosler said:

        No need to be embarrassed I just happen to have most chocolate chip cookie recipes memorized (says something about my sweet tooth). My hubby loved these!!

        5.18.17 · Reply
  6. Liz from Elle & Belle said:

    Look delicious! I’m always trying to find a GF recipe my daughter actually likes. These might fit the bill being chewy and crunchy. I have found Bob’s GF flour to be good but will try King Arthur.

    5.19.17 · Reply
  7. Katie said:

    These look delicious- even though I’m not gluten free, I will have to try these!


    5.20.17 · Reply