The Ultimate Gluten Free Choc Chip Cookies

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The Ultimate Gluten Free Choc Chip Cookies

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I’ve spent many months trying to perfect the ultimate gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and dairy-free chocolate chip cookies and I’m so pleased to say I’ve finally done it! I’ve finally created The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies!

It’s the new year so we’ve all made our resolutions to exercise more, clean up our diets, and be more organised about it! These cookies are going to make healthy eating a joy, and more easy to stick to. Ok, so you probably shouldn’t eat these everyday, but it’s a great treat to have when all you want is a little bit of chocolate!

Looking for something similar…why not try my Chocolate, Orange and Almond Cookies?

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Serves 6 Ready in 24 minutes Good For

Directions

Preheat the oven to 160°C/325°F/gas mark 3 and line 2 large baking trays with baking paper.

Cream the coconut oil and sugar in a food processor, then add the egg and vanilla and process again. Sift in the flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt and process until fully combined. Throw the chocolate chunks into the dough and process for 30 seconds so the chunks break down a little and are mixed into the dough.

Roll the dough into walnut-size balls and place on a baking tray about 5cm apart. Bake for 12–14 minutes until golden around the outside, then remove from the oven and leave on the trays to cool and harden.

Put them on a beautiful serving plate and enjoy with your family and friends!

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78 comments

  • Becky Thompson

    These are divine! I used almond flour instead cause that’s what I had. They are delish…. I was wondering if it needs 150grams of coconut oil? That seems like a lot. :) xxx

    • Madeleine

      Hi lovely, I’m so glad you loved them! xx

  • Barbara

    Just made these and they are absolutely devine! Taste like a normal chocolate chip cookie, but better :). I used buckwheat flower and substituted 1/3rd of the sugar for stevia and you couldn’t taste it. Thanks for this great recipe, will make it again.

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      Amazing, glad you loved them babe xx

  • Libby Gravatt

    Hi there,
    Do you think you could make these with maple syrup instead of coconut sugar?

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      I don’t think so babe, the mixture would be way too runny. xx

    • Libby Gravatt

      that was my thought too. thanks for the reply, i’ll let you know if i experiment! these cookies look bomb.

  • trina

    I’ve just tried making these smell amazing so far, but why is my mixture so crumbly ??

  • Jo Romero

    This is our new favourite cookie recipe – my kids love it! And I always make them if I have friends over for tea. Easy to make and so tasty and caramelly. Gorgeous!

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      Love this! xx

  • Ceri

    Wow – these are amazing!! Just made a batch & don’t think they’ll last long, thanks for such a fab AND easy recipe! x

  • lilibakes

    These are so delicious! I made them for my dairy-free nephew who said they were best cookies ever! Chilling the cookie dough a little before baking helped them keep their shape (it was a warm day!). Thank you for another awesome recipe – I am loving your new book! x

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      Aw bless him! Love a happy little customer! xx

  • Jen Bowers

    Hi Madeleine, can I use coconut flour instead of the rice flour please?

  • Sophie

    This was my first attempt at cooking with coconut sugar and I’m so glad I did! It gives the cookies kind of amazing caramel flavour. Also it’s really warm where I am so I chilled the dough for 15-20 minutes before rolling because otherwise the mix was far too slippery. It was thanks to ViviannaDoesMakeup I even came across this recipe in the first place!

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      Glad you enjoyed them babe! I love coconut sugar!! xx

  • Cassiepeia

    Hi Madeleine!! I just made out these, but my dough came out quite greasy – it leaves a liquid as well! I don’t know if this is because it’s crazy hot in my flat, or because my food processor is not strong enough… Also, I didn’t have coconut sugar, just raw cane sugar, but used all the other ingredients. What do you think? They came out pretty dark too!

    Best xx

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      yes it might be because it’s hot at the moment so the coconut oil has melted before it’s been able to blend with the rest of the mixture. I hope they tasted good!! x

  • phaedralovesthis

    I just made these adding 1 tsp baking soda and using quinoa flour 150gr and 50 gr cocoa powder. I didn’t have any chocolate chips so I blitzed some dry figs and dates. Also added some hazelnuts in it! So they look dark and chocolatey with white bits (hazelnuts). Will be making again! Thank you for the inspiration

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      Sounds delicious xx

    • phaedralovesthis

      Made them yesterday and blogged about it at phaedralovesthis.com/blog/2016/gfchocolatecookie of course linking to your recipe too ! They came out pretty amazing !

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      So glad you enjoyed them!! xx

  • Mamta Nair

    great tasting however the shape was flat and sticky and just not a cookie kind.

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      Hello lovely, so sorry to hear that! Did you use all the ingredients? Try adding a little bicarbonate of soda xx

  • Becky Thompson

    Mine turned out very dark. I don’t think hey are burnt but the coconut sugar made the dough very dark. Is that normal?

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      Yes that should be fine – did you use all the other ingredients? xx

  • Lauren Jones

    I made these with almond flour as I didn’t have rice or buckwheat flour and they turned out amazing!!!

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      Great!! So glad you liked them xx

  • Michelle Hunter

    Do you think these would freeze well? These are easily the best healthy sweet treat I’ve ever tried but as a result they get eaten far too quickly! Im thinking that freezing them into portions would prevent this from happening!

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      Hello beautiful! Yes they absolutely would freeze well, I love doing that!! Freeze them straight away and they’ll be fab xx

    • Michelle Hunter

      Thank you!

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      You’re welcome xx

  • Dawn Brundige

    Hi Madeleine! Thanks for posting the recipe! I am trying to drastically reduce gluten in my diet after having a very unexpected Crohns Disease flare up! I tried making these today and for some reason they were very flat, like a pancake. They tasted amazing still! But I am just wondering if you have any ideas as to what happened and what I can do to fix it? :)

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      Hello gorgeous girl – did you add the baking soda? xx

    • Dawn Brundige

      I did add 1 tsp of baking powder as that was listed in the recipe. Should it be baking soda instead? They almost resembled a ginger snap as they looked like lace and actually were a dark brown colour (although my coconut sugar is dark brown so that must account for the colour). Do you chill down your coconut oil before using? Thanks so much for your help lovely!

    • http://www.theconstantefforts.com The constant efforts

      I have the same problem! I love these cookies and made them a few times now, but my cookies never look like on the picture.

    • Dar Harper Williams

      I found that using 1 tsp of baking powder along with 1 tsp baking soda helped them to rise. I also put them in the freezer for 15 minutes on the cookie sheet before putting them in the oven. That kept them from spreading in the oven as well. I ended up with perfect cookies. :-)

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      How lovely, so glad they turned out well for you!! xx

    • Dar Harper Williams

      They did! I just made the modifications because our oven doesn’t seem to hold temp very well. It tends to burn hot at the beginning and then cooler the longer it is on. All cookies are gone now thanks to a very greedy husband! x

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      Haha!! Glad they went down well! xx

  • Miavirgo

    I have just made these and substituted the coconut oil for butter and it somehow became brownie mix!? Luckily they tasted amazing!

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      ooo sounds amazing babe!! xx

  • Rosie

    Hi Madeleine- what brand do you recommend of coconut sugar, and what’s the best place to buy it? I’m having trouble! Thanks x

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      Hello Rosie, I love Biona or Seven Hills and you can buy it from Planet Organic, Wholefoods and online like Amazon is great! xx

  • Meghan

    Do you know what the US measurements are for this recipe? I tried to do it but my cookies look nothing like this and they won’t flatten!

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      Hi Meghan, unfortunately I don’t but you can use lots of conversion sites on google to see the correct measurements. Jus type ‘100g buckwheat in cups’ etc! I hope that helps xxx

  • Kingdom of Tides

    I just made these, they are delicious! Note that with 2/3 of the quantities, I ended up with 12 large cookies (1 tray). Not sure where the 6 come from! I used buckwheat flour and 85% cooking chocolate and they worked perfectly.

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      Yepp so sorry you get about 12-20 cookies depending how big you like them babe!! Did you enjoy them I love them as an afternoon treat! xxx

  • Melissa Fatourou

    Hi Madeline,
    You said that the recipie makes 6. Am I going crazy or is this a mistake as I have followed all instructions above and I have like 20???

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      Hi Melissa, apologies it makes between 12-20 depending on how big you like them!! Hope they’re scrummy!! xxx

  • Riley

    Looks delicious! About how many cookies will this recipe make?

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      Hi Riley, It makes 6 xx

  • Alice Vosečková

    I used maize flour (which also contains maize starch) and it doesn’t work the cookies are completely flat..they taste good though..next time will try with rice or buckwheat flour, hope ot will turn out alright 😉 thanks for the recipe

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      Ah no! Yes try with buckwheat or brown rice and you should get them turning out much better! Thanks for trying the recipe xx

  • Steffie Prenger

    Wow, just made these cause I was craving something sweet on my birthday, and they are really amazing! Soooo good, I ‘coincidentally’ ate like 8 of them, oops… 😉

    • Madeleine

      So glad you like them xx

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      Haha, so glad you liked them xx

  • Laura

    Can I use wholemeal spelt flour? Many thanks

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      I’ve not tried but I guess so – let me know how it goes x

  • Adrienne Harris

    Which of the two flours listed did you use when you made the ones pictured?

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      rice flour xx

  • Simone Lykke

    Can I use apple puree instead of the egg?

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      I’ve never tried that but why not – let me know how it goes! x

  • Liv

    I was wondering, if I could use a chia-“egg” instead of a regular egg?

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      I’ve not tried it, but give it a go and let me know how you get on x

  • Kim

    Can coconut flour be used as a substitute (& what quantity pls)? Thanks!

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      I wouldn’t recommend using coconut flour as it’s very drying and will soak up all moisture x

  • Sophie Marella

    Just made these with a little twist – instead of vanilla extract I used some orange extract & a vanilla pod. They don’t look anywhere near as pretty as these haha but they still taste great!

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      Wow I’ll have to try that – chocolate orange is an amazing flavour x

  • Jane Walker

    How long do you reckon these would keep for (assuming you don’t eat them all in one go!!)

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      haha yes they do go quite quickly once you make them! I would say 3-4 days in an airtight container xx

  • Kay

    can we use whole wheat flour if we’re not gluten free?

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      You can, but these taste amazing – just like normal cookies, so don’t be scared of the “gluten-free” label xx

    • Kay

      Haha I’m not! I just wanted to make sure whole wheat doesn’t affect the texture of the cookies :)

  • Nichola

    I have a serious sweet tooth, finding healthy alternative that aren’t based on fruit is amazing! Can’t wait to give them a go. X

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      Thanks gorgeous let me know how it goes x

  • http://ameliarosel.blogspot.co.uk/ AmeliaRoseL

    These look amazing! I’ll definitely have to try them out :) Happy New Year!

    Nourishing Amelia | Food, Health and Lifestyle Blogger

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      Thanks Amelia let me know how it goes x

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