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It’s time to say goodbye to dry, crumbly gluten-free chocolate chip cookies. These Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Cookies are crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside, buttery, and just the right amount of sweet. They are quick to make and don’t need to chill! They’re the best, and no one knows they’re gluten-free!

Perfect Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chips cookies on the baking sheet
A crowd-pleaser!

You’re in for a real treat today. Here’s my go-to recipe for the ultimate gluten-free chocolate chip cookies. These are my ideal cookies: crisp around the edges, fudgy-gooey in the center, and bursting with irresistible, glossy puddles of melted chocolate.

Unlike other gluten-free cookies which tend to be crumbly, dry, and super sweet, these gluten-free chocolate chip cookies have the perfect texture.

Why You’ll Love These Gluten-free Chip Cookies

Here are some of the reasons why you’ll love these gluten-free chocolate chip cookies.

  • They have the perfect texture. They’re deliciously crisp around the edges and fudgy-gooey in the middle, especially when still warm from the oven. They become more chewy in texture after a few days in a closed container, which is equally as delicious.
  • The flavor is incredible. The light brown sugar adds subtle caramel notes, as does the caramelization of the cookies as they bake, and the vanilla bean paste or extract adds a lovely vanilla flavor. And, of course, dark chocolate’s wonderful bitter-sweetness.
  • It’s extremely simple to make.
  • You won’t guess they are gluten-free! And they’re always a hit with everyone, whether they have to follow a gluten-free diet or not. My non-gluten-free taste testers couldn’t believe they were gluten-free!!

Chewy, Buttery, and just the Right Amount of Sweet

Dozen of chocolate chip cookies laying on the cooling rack on a concrete table with dusted flour and a glass of whole milk
No one will guess they are gluten-free.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Can you freeze the raw cookie dough?

Both the shaped dough and the cookies freeze beautifully. I almost always have a batch of cookies and a batch of cookie dough disks in my freezer.
You can bake them from frozen, but if you do, I recommend pressing the raw cookie dough disks flatter, as they will spread less if baked from frozen. You should also increase the baking time by a minute or two.

Can you make these gluten-free chocolate chip cookies with sugar substitutes?

These gluten-free chocolate chip cookies are made with all the good stuff: butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract. However, you may be able to make them using a sugar substitute. You can substitute coconut sugar for brown sugar.

Why are my gluten-free cookies flat?

If your gluten-free chocolate chip cookies are flat, it could be because the butter was melted or just too greasy when you made the cookie dough, or it could be because your cookie dough was too warm. Remember that your cookie dough must be at least cold before baking, or the fat will melt too quickly, resulting in flat cookies.

Bite Into Pools of Melted Chocolate

Storage Tips

If you’re wondering if these gluten-free chocolate chip cookies can be made ahead of time and how long they will remain fresh before they begin to taste stale, read my tips below.

These chewy chocolate chip cookies are best when made fresh. These are not the cookies I would recommend sending in the mail to a friend or baking a few days before a party. They will keep in a sealed container for 3 days but will start to taste stale after day 2, so eat them fresh from the oven!

What is our recommendation? If you want to save time, make the dough ahead of time and scoop out balls of cookie dough. Place the cookie dough in a freezer plastic bag and freeze it for up to 3 months for fresh baked cookies whenever you want!

You can also freeze the baked cookies in a freezer bag for up to 3 months, allowing you to pull out a bag of homemade cookies whenever you want without having to turn on the oven! Allow the cookie to reach room temperature before serving!

Pro Tips

Before you start, make sure the ingredients are sitting at room temperature.

Measure the ingredients properly.

Use a large cookie scoop to make cookies all the same size.

Use a preheated oven that has been checked for temperature, and line your baking pans with parchment paper or silicone liners for successful results.

Leave plenty of space around the cookies so the edges can get a little crisp and no cookies spread into each other.

Golden and Irresistible

  • all-purpose gluten-free flour blend
  • xanthan gum (omit if your flour blend already contains it)
  • kosher salt
  • baking soda
  • granulated sugar
  • brown sugar
  • unsalted butter 
  • eggs at room temperature, beaten
  • vanilla extract
  • semisweet chocolate chips (plus more as desired)

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Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Cookies

By: Lama
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Chilling Time: 12 hours


  • cups all-purpose gluten-free flour, Use a good quality
  • ½ teaspoon xanthan gum, Omit of your gluten-free flour blend contains it
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 12 ounces semi sweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Set aside rimmed baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
  • Whisk together the flour, xanthan gum, salt, baking soda, and granulated sugar in a large mixing bowl.
  • Whisk in the brown sugar again to combine, breaking up any lumps in the brown sugar. If you find a lot of lumps, try breaking them up with the tines of a fork.
  • Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, then add the butter, eggs, and vanilla and mix well. To make this step quicker, you can use a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.
  • Divide the cookie dough into 21 portions and roll each into a 1 1/2-inch-diameter ball. (and about 50 grams each).
  • Press each dough ball into a 1/2-inch thick disk and place about 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets.
  • As you roll the dough, if desired, add a few more chocolate chips to each ball and roll them into the dough.
  • Refrigerate the shaped cookie dough for at least 12 hours before baking to ensure the thickest cookies with the best flavor and color.
  • Remove the chilled dough from the refrigerator and, one at a time, place the baking sheets in the center of the preheated oven.
  • Bake the cookies until they are golden brown around the edges, light golden brown throughout, and set in the center. (about 12 minutes).
  • Remove from the oven and cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet, or until firm, before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
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I'm Lama, welcome to my blog where you will find simple and diverse recipes your entire family will enjoy. I am honored to connect with you through the recipes I prepare!

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