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Right after going gluten free I started making gluten free chocolate chip cookies right away. They were delicious and loved by my entire family. Once my daughter and I stopped eating dairy I had to recreate them to be gluten free dairy free chocolate chip cookies and they were still amazing. So darn good, no one would ever know that they are gluten and dairy free.
Chocolate Chip Cookies are a staple and I am sure when you google a recipe there are a million of them. This recipe though is special, not just because it’s mine, but because of how well loved it is by everyone.
My entire family is obsessed with this recipe. My little sister begs me for these cookies and rummages through my freezer every time she comes over looking for cookie dough. She is not a cook and even makes this recipe if there isn’t any, she’s obsessed.
I have made huge batches of these cookies and taken them to potluck style gatherings. I told no one that they were gluten and dairy free and a huge tray was devoured in a matter of minutes. Nobody questioned them and everyone loved them.
This recipe is one of those gluten free recipes that you can make for everyone and feel 1000% confident that they will love them. I made these cookies live at a gluten free expo in Portland, OR and put them out for everyone to try. I sold books because they wanted those cookies for themselves. Now you get to have the recipe here on the blog!
Gluten Free Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
I have been making these gluten free dairy free chocolate chip cookies for YEARS! In fact, they are in my first cookbook. they are special and that is why I put them in there. However, they are so darn good that it is time for me to share my gluten free chocolate chip cookies recipe with you!
I make them quite often. I love how this gluten free chocolate chip cookie recipe makes about 3 dozen cookies because I love to freeze the dough. Typically I bake a dozen and then freeze the rest of the dough for later indulging.
What is the best gluten free flour for cookies?
Of course when I talk about gluten free flour I will always recommend my gluten free all purpose flour blend. It has 3 easy to find inexpensive ingredients and makes the best gluten free baked goods. A lot of my readers that don’t want to make a flour blend like to use Bobs Red Mill 1:1. Flour is a matter of preference, but personally in my opinion, the best gluten free flour for cookies is my gluten free all purpose flour blend.
What ingredients do I need?
Here is a list of what you will need to make these cookies. They are incredibly simple!
- Gluten Free All Purpose Flour
- Vegan or Regular Butter
- Eggs, I have not made this with an egg replacement (if you try please share your results)
- Brown Sugar
- Gluten-Free Vanilla
- Baking Soda
- Grain Free Baking Powder
- Xanthan Gum( you can also use Guar Gum )
- Sea Salt
- Chocolate Chips
How do I make these gluten free dairy free chocolate chip cookies?
In a stand mixer you will cream the eggs, butter, sugars, and vanilla. You want them to get fluffy so mix on medium/high for about 3 minutes.
Then add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, xanthan gum, and sea salt. Mix on medium speed for about 3 minutes, scraping the bowl half way through.
Add the chocolate chips last and let them blend through. The secret to fluffy perfect cookies is allowing the dough to chill. Set the dough in the fridge for a few hours and then heat the oven to 350ºF. Use a cookie scooper to scoop out the dough and place the cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake about 14 minutes. You want them golden brown, but still soft in the middle.
They turn out even better when you freeze the dough first. See tips below on freezing it.
Can I freeze these gluten free dairy free chocolate chip cookies?
To freeze the dough take parchment paper that is cut the same size as a freezer bag. I use my cookie scooper to scoop the dough onto the parchment paper and shimmy it into the freezer bag. You can freeze them up to 2-3 months without compromising flavor.
To make the frozen cookie dough simply heat the oven to 350ºF and place the frozen dough right onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 17 minutes. They have a light crisp on the outside, yet they are soft and chewy on the inside.
Which chocolate chips are gluten free?
Most chocolate chips are naturally gluten free. However, there are a few good brands that are made in dedicated facilities and safe for celiacs. My favorite brands for this are Enjoy Life and Guittard .
Are chocolate chips gluten and dairy free?
No, not all chocolate chips are dairy free. In fact a lot of chocolate chips contain milk chocolate, so you must always stay clear of those. Generally semi sweet and dark chips are dairy free, but not all. Typically most chocolate chips are manufactured in a facility with milk, so if your severely allergic to dairy, then stick to Enjoy Life brand.
Now that I have shared with you the world’s most legit gluten free dairy free chocolate chip cookie, please do make these. You will never need another recipe again. After you make them be sure to comment on the post and share your pictures on facebook and instagram tagging @livingfreelyglutenfree and #livingfreelyglutenfree. Enjoy my freely’s!
Gluten Free Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
These are literally the best gluten free cookies ever! They are easy and everyone will love them.
- 3 Eggs
- 1 1/2 Cups Vegan Butter
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 1 Cup Brown Sugar
- 2 tsp. Vanilla
- 3 Cups Gluten Free All Purpose Flour
- 1 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
- 1 tsp. Baking Powder
- 2 tsp. Xanthan Gum
- 1/4 tsp. Sea Salt
- 2 Cups Chocolate Chips
In a stand mixer cream together the eggs, butter, sugars, and vanilla on medium high speed for 3 minutes. You want to fluff them up.
With the stand mixer on the lowest speed add the gluten free flour, baking soda, baking powder, xanthan gum, and salt. Mix on medium speed for 3 minutes scraping the sides of the bowl halfway through.
Fold in the chocolate chips.
If time allows let the dough chill for a few hours in the fridge.
Bake at 350ºF for 14-17 minutes.
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