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The BEST Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is the BEST gluten free chocolate chip cookie recipe you'll ever eat! Made with quinoa flour and coconut oil, these healthy gluten free chocolate chip cookies will surprise you with incredible flavor and texture. Easy to make and best of all, you'd never know they're gluten free or made without butter!

Course Cookies, Dairy Free, Desserts, Gluten Free
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten free chocolate chip cookie recipe, gluten free chocolate chip cookies, quinoa cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 20 cookies
Calories 201 kcal
Author Monique Volz of AmbitiousKitchen.com


  • 2 cups quinoa flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup virgin unrefined coconut oil, melted and cooled**
  • 1 1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar (or light brown sugar)*
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 heaping cup chocolate chips, dairy free if desired
  • coarse sea salt, for sprinkling


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Add quinoa flour to a large baking pan. Bake quinoa flour for 9-10 minutes. This is known as 'toasting' the quinoa flour and will help get rid of any bitterness. Once done toasting, transfer quinoa flour to a bowl to cool off for 5 minutes. Keep heat in oven.

  2. In the large bowl, whisk together quinoa flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

  3. In a separate large bowl, mix together melted and cooled coconut oil and brown sugar until smooth. Add in eggs and vanilla and beat again until smooth and creamy.

  4. Add in dry ingredients and mix together until combined and a dough forms. Fold in chocolate chips or chocolate chunks.

  5. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place on cookie sheet leaving 2 inches apart. Bake 8-11 minutes or until edges just being to turn a golden brown. Do not over bake; we don’t want crispy cookies here! If you noticed that your cookies are baking super flat, then you may want to chill your dough for 10-20 minutes.

  6. Remove from oven and let cool at least 5 minutes on baking sheet. The cookies will need to set and will be a little fragile at first so you have to be a little patient for the edges to harden a bit before removing them. 

  7. Once the edges and bottom harden a bit, transfer to wire rack to finish cooling. Makes 20 cookies, feel free to double the recipe if you want more.

Recipe Notes

You can freeze both the cookie dough and the gluten free chocolate chip cookies themselves. Check the full post for freezing instructions!

* Feel free to try using coconut sugar in this recipe. I haven't tried it and the cookies won't likely be the same chewy texture with crispy edges, but they should still work okay. Let me know if you test this method out!

**Feel free to use melted butter or melted vegan butter in place of the coconut oil.

I have only tested this recipe using quinoa flour. I have no suggestions for substitutes.

Nutrition Facts
The BEST Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 201 Calories from Fat 104
% Daily Value*
Fat 11.6g18%
Saturated Fat 8.7g54%
Carbohydrates 27.7g9%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 15.4g17%
Protein 2.2g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.