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Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten free chocolate chip cookies were one of the things I knew I must figure out how to make.

I love cookies. I love to bake them and I love to eat them.

Cookies were one of my favorite things to make and experiment with before going gluten free.

Gluten free cookies however have been a bit challenging. I have tried recipes that were in gluten free cookbooks and I have tried adapting my own recipes. Over and over again I was unhappy with the results.

The cookies were all okay and were ones that we could eat, but none were great. I was looking for a really good gluten free cookie.

I was looking for a recipe that was very close to the cookies I used to make. I didn’t want just a cookie, I wanted a really good gluten free cookie, and after almost a year of trying I finally have a really good gluten free chocolate chip cookie. Or at least on the my family thinks is very good.

These cookies are very close to the texture of bakery style cookies. They are a big, gourmet style, chocolate chip cookie. These did not spread like I have found that most gluten free cookies do.

The ingredient that I think finally made these work was the sweet rice flour. Once I added it to the recipe I achieved the taste and texture that I was looking for.

When my husband came home from work and saw these he said, “You made real cookies.” After he tasted them he really could not believe that they were gluten free.

This post linked to Gluten Free Wednesday.

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  1. I’ll have to try these, they look great. I have made some good ones, but they had to be baked as very small cookies. I think sweet rice flour is wonderful too! It really helps keep gluten free baked goods moist.

  2. By the time my oven was done heating up, I had these ready to go in. I’ll let you know what my gluten-filled (way picky) and gluten-free (loves almost everything that I bake) boys think after I get them out of the oven. They smell divine. I love quick recipes. Thanks.

    • I hope they turn out well for you and that your family enjoys them!

      • They loved them! My husband and a co-worker also enjoyed them, a lot. My co-worker said she couldn’t stop eating them. Thank you again.

        • I am so glad to hear that. That is how we feel. We could not stop eating them. It was hard to believe they were gluten free. Thanks for letting me know!

  3. I’m glad you finally found a cookie you’re happy with. They look delicious! I hope to give them a try when the weather gets a little cooler.

  4. I made these for snacks at our Autism Solution Center Fun Run Walk. They all disappeared – the kids were so happy to have a treat they could eat without worry. I also made them casein free by substituting earth’s best baking sticks for the butter and vegan chocolate chips. Thanks for the excellent recipe!

  5. I’ve been having the same problems! Thank you thank you thank you Lynn!

  6. Chris Bourne says

    Regarding the gluten free chocolate chip cookies, I need to eliminate the corn starch (allergy to corn) could I use potato starch or tapioca starch?

  7. Hi Lynn,
    I’m wondering if you have tried making these without egg? My kids can’t have eggs and I would love to make these cookies for them. I’m new to the GF free world so I’m wondering what would be a good substitute. Thanks so much for your site and your recipes, they are so easy for a busy working mom to put together on a week night. We live in a remote area of AK and while we do have a few GF free options and flours on our island it’s hard to get the odd ones. I’m so glad that most of your ingredients and meals are easy to make/find.

    • I have not tried cookies without eggs. I am guessing if you have made cookies egg free before the same thing you tried would work here. But since I have not tried it, I can’t say for sure. I wish I could help more. I just have not done much egg free baking. I am so glad you enjoy my site and recipes. Thanks for reading!

  8. These are divine! Thank you! They taste almost exactly like my old favorite gluten-filled chocolate chip cookies. We ALL eat and enjoy them. Your recipes are a blessing to us. 🙂

  9. Jeanenne says

    Could I mix all the dry ingredients and store in an airtight jar and when ready to bake, just add butter, eggs, and vanilla?

    • Yes you could easily mix the dry ingredients up and keep them in a container and then just add the other ingredients when you are ready to make them. I make homemade mixes that way all the time. It is a great way to save time, yet still have homemade gluten free cookies.

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