Chewy Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

These gluten free chocolate chip cookies are everything from your childhood memories – they're crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside, and have the perfect chocolate chip to cookie ratio. You'll want to make these again and again!

Y'all, these gluten free chocolate chip cookies are the REAL DEAL. After finishing up months of cooking for #fedandfitbook2 (more news to come soon!) we got very excited about all of the recipe possibilities for the holiday season… and especially excited about cookie season! This month, we'll be bringing you FOUR new cookie recipes and we couldn't think of a better way to kick it off than with classic chocolate chip cookies.

These Paleo Dark Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies have been a long-time personal and reader favorite, but for this round we wanted to go with a more classic-style gluten free chocolate chip cookie. You know, like the ones on the back of the Nestle Tollhouse chocolate chip package that you used to bake up with your family and eat straight from the oven? Yeah, that's what we're talking about here!

When it comes to gluten free cookie-making, I've found that there's usually 2 problems: hard, overly-crisp cookies and crumbly cookies. There's a time and a place for crispy cookies, but freshly-baked chocolate chip cookies is not it! In the other direction, you get crumbly cookies. These are the ones that come out of the oven looking oh-so-promising until you pick them up and then, poof! Pile of crumbs. If you, like us, have tried multiple gluten free chocolate chip cookie recipes only to have them turn out like the above, I can assure you that that will NOT be the case with these cookies!

These cookies come together with our favorite gluten free flour blend, good old-fashioned butter, a mix of white and brown sugar (though we've also used coconut sugar with great results), a little vanilla, sea salt, and semi-sweet chocolate chips. After you mix up the dough, the key is to chill it for at least an hour (up to overnight) before baking. This helps solidify the butter, which will keep the cookies from spreading when they bake, which means you'll wind up with a crisp crust on the outside, and a soft, chewy center.

These gluten free chocolate chip cookies are perfect for gifting this season, either already baked or as a mix, or for just enjoying straight out of the oven. We hope you and your family love these cookies as much as we do!


Chewy Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies are crisp on the outside, chewy on the inside, and so delicious that no one will know they are gluten free!

  • Author: Amber Goulden
  • Prep Time: 00:20
  • Cook Time: 00:12
  • Total Time: 32 minutes
  • Yield: 36 cookies



  1. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt, then set aside.
  2. Add the butter and sugar to a large bowl, or the bowl of your stand mixer, and mix with an electric mixer for about 1 minute, until fluffy. Add the vanilla and eggs to the butter mixture and beat again, until fully combined.
  3. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture 1/2 cup at a time, until the flour is fully incorporated into the dough. Stir in the chocolate chips, then cover the dough and refrigerate for at least one hour, up to overnight.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350 F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  5. Scoop the dough into 1-inch balls and place 12 balls of dough on the cookie sheet. Bake for 11-15 minutes, until the tops of the cookies are browned and crisp. Repeat this step until all cookies have baked.
  6. Let the cookies cool, then enjoy!


  • After testing this cookie multiple times and from reader feedback, we can only recommend using King Arthur Measure for Measure flour in this recipe. Starchier flours, like Cup4Cup will cause the cookies to spread too much.
  • You may use coconut sugar in place of the white and brown sugar in this recipe, the cookies will be slightly less crisp on the outside.



15 Responses to “Chewy Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies”

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    Ferraposted December 9, 2018 at 9:49 am

    What kind of flour was used in this recipe?

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      Ferraposted December 9, 2018 at 9:50 am

      Nevermind I should’ve read the post first.

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    Janposted December 9, 2018 at 10:04 am

    Hey is this recipe just using any gf flour blend? Or other specific flour? Thanks!

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      Janposted December 9, 2018 at 10:07 am

      Haha ditto but for those of us that usually just scroll to the recipe, adding the gf flour blend link to the recipe is helpful. Thanks for the hard work that went into the recipe!!!

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    Cassieposted December 11, 2018 at 10:24 pm

    I made this but they flattened and spread a lot. I had them in the fridge for at least an hour and then after the first pan flatten I scooped the rest and let them sit in the fridge for another hour or so. I also used Kerrygold butter but I’m not sure why that would change anything. They turned out delicious but will keep them at home for us instead of sending them out.

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    Jessicaposted December 12, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    I also had problems with these being flat and very spread out. I refrigerated for 2 hours and followed the recipe exactly.

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    Kristenposted December 15, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    Could coconut or almond flour work?

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    Alexandra Shullposted December 17, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    Fantastic recipe! Followed the exact recipe and the cookies were absolutely perfect. So excited to have a great chocolate chip cookie recipe that is also gluten free!

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    Analisaposted December 22, 2018 at 11:13 pm

    Is any part of this freezeable?

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    Staceyposted March 10, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    These were a huge failure. One giant cookie that had to be thrown away. Too much butter. I wouldn’t even give this recipe one star.

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