The Best Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

March 11, 2019

Happy Monday!! I mentioned on my instagram a while back that after years of experimenting I had finally perfected my Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies! I was diagnosed with an allergy to wheat nearly 15 years ago, so I have been trying out gluten free cookies for well over a decade.

Over the holiday season I made one final tweak to this recipe and feel like I now have the best gluten free chocolate chip cookie recipe!

The surprising key to this recipe – and the step not to skip – is toasting the quinoa flour ever so slightly. This gives the recipe a slightly nutty taste which is so delicious.

You also want to make sure you use two eggs (many recipes call for one egg for this amount of dry ingredients) as the second egg is really what makes these cookies extra soft and chewy in the middle; while still being crisp on the edges.


*makes 24 servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Pour the quinoa flour into a room temperature frying pan. Place the frying pan over low heat and saute the quinoa flour for 3 minutes, remove from heat.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, mix the quinoa flour, coconut flour, baking soda & salt. Set aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, with an electric mixer beat the coconut oil, butter, vanilla, brown sugar.
  5. Add the 2 eggs and beat again until smooth.
  6. Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until a dough consistency forms.
  7. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  8. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and place on a cookie sheet at least 2 inches apart. Use a fork to press down slightly on each ball.
  9. Bake for 9 – 10 minutes
  10. Voila! Remove cookies from oven and let cool at least 15 minutes before removing them (they need to cool to hold their shape). Enjoy!!!


    1. For a nuttier flavor, toast the quinoa flour over medium high heat until it starts to brown.
    2. These cookies aren’t too sweet. For added sweetness add a tablespoon of maple syrup or honey to the wet ingredients.

person holding cookie sheet with gluten free chocolate chip cookies

26 comments so far.

26 responses to “The Best Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe”

  1. lyddiegal says:

    Everyone needs chocolate chip cookies in their lives, so I’m glad you were able to perfect your flour recipe! Might I ask why you chose coconut oil over butter for the fat?
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    • Lee says:

      Thank you!!! And of course! So I found when I just used butter (because in one of the 100 variations I tried I did just use butter) that the cookies were more dense and less chewy. I don’t know if thats just because of the way the butter works with the non-gluteny flours or what, but I found when I used mostly coconut oil and only a bit of butter the texture of the cookies just came out better!

  2. Stephanie says:

    Whew these sound delish! I’m not usually a plain chocolate chip cookie fan, but they sure look good – and it’s making my mouth water!

  3. tanviidotcom says:

    That’s a great recipe. I have lately been making cookies with banana, oats and chocolate chip – just three ingredients and they turn out absolutely decadent.


    • Lee says:

      Thank you so much! And yum that sounds amazing! I’m a huge fan of making pancakes like that (smashed banana, oats & chocolate chips) and they are soooo good!

  4. Rachel says:

    These cookies sound so good! Iā€™m not gluten free but there are multiple people in my family that are and having a good gluten free dessert recipe is crucial!


    • Lee says:

      Oo you should definitely try these for them then! They’re so easy to make and great to have on hand as a treat.

  5. hillheady says:

    These look SO good!! I’ve got to try them!!

  6. kileen says:

    Ooh, definitely need to try this recipe. This one sounds amazing and love that it is gluten free!

    cute & little

  7. Deanie says:

    Yum! These look and sound so good! Thanks for sharing the recipe! I’ll have to give them a try with my kiddos, they love to bake cookies.
    Xo, Deanie
    Deanie Michelle

    • Lee says:

      Aw that’s so awesome! These are a great one to make with kiddos since they ingredients are pretty minimal / not complicated – and the wait time while they cook isnt too long haha!

  8. annaefox01 says:

    I’m not a big gluten free person, but these look and sound delish!

  9. I need some ACTUALLY TASTY gluten-free recipes in my life! haha .. I know you know the struggle! These sound delish!

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  10. Love chocolate chip cookies. One question – do the cookies have that distinct coconut oil taste? My family isn’t too fond of that scent/flavor so I’m not sure if I should consider subbing coconut oil with butter.

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  11. sewsarahr says:

    I’ve been trying to eat GF lately to see if it helps with my Psoriasis! I definitely will be making these!

    • Lee says:

      Interesting! I hope it helps! I’m allergic to wheat (so not totally Gluten Free because I can have Gluten, just not wheat itself) but my little niece Gracie had TERRIBLE psoriasis and they thought gluten may be the culprit! My sister cut gluten out of her diet about 6 months ago and the results have been incredible – her skin looks SO much better and she feels so much better!

  12. mmm!! These sound delicious!!

    xoxo Sarah

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