Gluten free chewy chocolate chip cookies recipe. Who doesn't love chewy chocolate chip cookies? These will be loved by both kids and adults alike. Delicious chewy cookies with little gooey chocolate chips. They are so simple to make and no one can tell they are gluten free!
I have always been a chocolate chip cookie fan but when I could no longer eat anything that contained gluten I did find that I didn't enjoy the gluten-free shop-bought cookies as I once did. I had to try and create my own gluten free cookie recipe at home.
In my opinion, I do believe that these are the best chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe. Even my family agrees as they definitely don't last very long even with the family members that are not gluten free.
Why we love this recipe
- Easy to make - This simple gluten free chocolate chip cookie recipe is so easy to make that every Christmas eve I make them with my daughter for Santa.
- Gluten free - Made with gluten free ingredients but no one can tell the difference from regular cookies.
- Can be made in advance - The cookie balls can be made ahead and frozen. Pop them straight in the oven when the cookie craving hits.
Are Chocolate chips gluten free?
Chocolate in its purest form is gluten free. Some brands may add additional ingredients that may contain gluten or in a factory that handles gluten products and have a risk of cross-contamination. Always read the ingredients label to be sure the chocolate chips are gluten free. For more information on gluten free chocolate see my What chocolate is gluten free.
- Gluten free Flour -I used gluten free all purpose flour also known as gluten free plain flour in the UK. See my recipe tips for more information on the flour blend I used.
- Unsalted Butter - I recommend using unsalted butter but if you only have salted butter you can skip adding the additional salt to the cookie dough. Melting the butter in the microwave is easy and let it cool slightly.
- Brown Sugar & Caster Sugar -I love using brown sugar in my cookie recipes. I used light brown sugar but dark brown sugar will also work. Don't worry if you don't have caster sugar at home as granulated sugar will also work well.
- Egg - Use a large egg at room temperature.
- Chocolate chips - (milk or Dark), Always check the label to be sure that the chocolate chips are gluten free.
- Vanilla Extract - Adds additional flavor to the cookies.
- Baking soda & Baking Powder
See the recipe card for quantities.
Step by step Instructions
Below is a brief step-by-step process with photos of how to make gluten free chocolate chip cookies. See the recipe card below for more detailed recipe instructions.
Step 1: Melt butter and once cool add to sugar and mix together until creamy. Add vanilla extract and egg to the creamy mixture and beat until fully combined.
Step 2: Add flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and Xanthan gum. Mix well with a wooden spoon.
Step 3: Add chocolate chips and gently knead into the mixture and then place in the fridge for 30 minutes to firm up.
Step 4: Use an ice cream scoop to form cookie dough balls and place them onto the lined baking sheet. Leave around 3 inches between cookies. I would not put more than 6 cookies on each baking sheet as you want to allow plenty of room for them to spread.
Place the baking sheet in the fridge for a further 30 minutes.
Place the baking sheet in the center of the oven and bake for 15 minutes until the edges of the cookies look very lightly golden. Remove from the oven and leave to cool on the baking sheet until they are cool and firm before transferring to the cooling rack.
Tip: I recommend baking the baking sheets of cookies one at a time to ensure they are baked evenly as they are best baked in the middle of the oven.
- Gluten Free Flour – I used a shop bought Gluten free flour blend from Doves Farm Freee from range. Which is a flour blend of Rice, Potato, Tapioca, Maize and Buckwheat flour. I have had reports that others have used Bob’s Red Mill and other Gluten free All purpose blends with my recipes that have worked well. I would love to know what flour blends worked for you. So feel free to get in touch by leaving a comment below or you can contact me directly.
- Kitchen Scales - Using digital scales is recommended when baking. I always measure using scales and in grams as baking is a science. When baking gluten free it is essential to weigh out ingredients to get the best results! There is no need to purchase expensive digital scales and you can find them available cheaply online.
- Oven Temperatures - Your oven temperature may be slightly different. As all ovens vary in temperature and the baking time is used as a guide. Some ovens run hotter than others. You could invest in an oven thermometer to be more accurate.
Baking chocolate chip cookies
Chocolate chip cookies are best baked for around 14-15 minutes on the middle rack in the oven as it offers the evenest heat within the oven. The key to having perfectly chewy cookies is to refrigerate them before putting them in the oven. If this step is skipped then they will spread too quickly in the oven and result in flat overcooked cookies.
Once out of the oven, they will be too delicate to remove from the baking sheet and should remain on the baking sheet for at least 5 minutes after being removed from the oven as this will help them to cool and firm up.
Chocolate in its purest form is gluten free. Some brands may add additional ingredients that may contain gluten or in a factory that handles gluten products and have a risk of cross contamination. Always read the ingredients label to be sure the chocolate chips are gluten free.
These chocolate chipper cookies can be stored in an airtight container for you to enjoy for up to 4-5 days.
The cookie dough balls can be made in advance and you can store in the freezer for up to 3 months and bake whenever you fancy, Just pop the cookie dough balls straight from the freezer to the pre heated oven and bake for 3-4 mins longer than the usual baking time.
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Gluten free Chocolate Chip Cookies
Nutritional information is meant as a guideline and all information is approximate.
- Ice cream scoop to make cookie balls
- Baking sheet
- 210 grams Gluten free all purpose Flour AKA gluten free plain flour in the UK
- 110 grams Unsalted butter melted and cooled
- 100 grams Brown sugar
- 100 grams Caster Sugar
- 1 Egg
- 100 grams Chocolate Chips Dark or milk chocolate whatever your preference
- ½ teaspoon Vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon Baking powder
- ½ teaspoon Baking soda AKA Bicarbonate of soda
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- ¼ teaspoon Xanthan Gum
- Melt butter and once cool add to sugar and mix together until creamy.
- Add vanilla extract and egg to creamy mixture and beat until fully combined.
- Add flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder, salt, Xanthan gum and mix well with a wooden spoon.
- Add chocolate chips and gently knead into the mixture and then place in the fridge for 30 minutes to firm up.
- Line 2 baking sheets with greaseproof paper.
- After 30 minutes using an ice cream scoop to scoop the dough onto the lined baking sheet. Leave around 3 inches between cookies. I would not put more than 6 cookies on each baking sheet as you want to allow plenty of room for them to spread.
- Place the baking sheet in the fridge for a further 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 170°C/325°F/Gas mark 3
- Place the baking sheet in the center of the oven and bake for 15 minutes until the edges of the cookies look very lightly golden. Remove from oven and leave to cool on the baking sheet until they are cool and firm before transferring to cooling rack.
- I recommend baking the baking sheets of cookies one at a time to ensure they are baked evenly as they are best baked in the middle of the oven.
Nutritional information is meant as a guideline and is always an approximate calculation. Recipes may include information of various products used. It is your responsibility to check that ingredients you use when making a recipe are gluten free.
I hope you enjoyed this gluten free Chocolate chip cookies recipe.
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