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Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

A simple but tasty classic chocolate chip cookie that is gluten, dairy and refined sugar free and still tastes just like the original version!

 

These cookies are so easy to make you can’t tell that these cookies are gluten free – I promise! They taste just like the classic chocolate chip cookie if not better!

I love making allergy/intolerance friendly versions of old favourite recipes. You can’t beat a good old fashioned chocolate chip cookie. Unfortunately after trying a variety of gluten free versions let alone dairy free it is quite hard to find one that actually tastes just like a chocolate chip cookie should! Many versions I have tried have been too hard and crumbly and not all that pleasant to eat.

I have played around with a few recipes using a variety of different flours and this is the best version I have found so far.

Gluten Free Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies are not only gluten, dairy and refined sugar free but they also contain no xantham gum.

If you are looking for Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies without Xantham Gum then these cookies are for you! I have kept these cookies xantham gum free as xantham gum can cause digestive issues in some people among other symptoms.

What is Xantham Gum?
Xantham gum is a polysaccharide secreted by the bacterium Xanthomonas campestris. Xantham gum is used in a variety of foods as a food additive, primarily to change the texture of food. It is found in many packaged foods and also some medicines and cosmetics. Xantham gum is commonly used in gluten free baking as a thickening and stabilising agent and although is classed as safe to consume some people cannot tolerate it.

I have used arrowroot powder and tapioca starch in these gluten free chocolate chip cookies. Both of these flour substitutes are starches from ground starchy tubers but I find tapioca starch can provide more elasticity something often missing in gluten free baking and the arrowroot powder can give the cookies a light airy texture.

How to make Gluten Free Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Cookies – Step by Step

1. In a medium bowl using an electric mixer whisk the egg, add the coconut oil, sugar and vanilla until combined.
2. In a separate bowl sift the dry ingredients and then add these to the wet ingredients, add the chocolate chips and stir until combined.
3. You should now have a very tasty cookie dough that looks like the below picture. Place the dough covered in the fridge for 1 hour. Cookie Dough for Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

4. Using wet hands, roll tablespoons of mixture into balls. Place on baking trays about 5 cm apart and flatten slightly. You will need to constantly wet your hands ensuring they are slightly wet but not dripping in water, too much water affects the consistency of the dough and makes it harder to get them in to an even shape.

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies on baking tray ready to bake.

5. Bake for 15-18 minutes until lightly golden.
6. Gently move the chocolate chip cookies to cool on baking trays. Don’t move them around too much until cool or they may break and crumble.

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies on tray cooling down

For other healthy and allergy friendly cookies you may like to try:

Banana, Pear & Oat Toddler Cookies
Banana Almond Cookie Dough Bites
Cranberry & Cacao Chip Oat Cookies
Raw Gingerbread Cookie Bites

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Have a lovely week!

Hope x

 

Serves 25 cookies

Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Easy gluten free, dairy free chocolate chip cookies.

1 hr, 20 Prep Time

18 minCook Time

1 hr, 38 Total Time

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4.4 based on 7 review(s)

Ingredients

  • 2/3rd cup coconut oil, melted and cooled to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup rapadura sugar or coconut sugar
  • 1 tspn vanilla essence
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup all purpose gluten free flour
  • 1/4 cup tapioca starch
  • 2 Tbspn white rice flour
  • 1 Tbspn arrowroot powder
  • 1/2 tspn baking soda
  • 1/2 cup dairy free or vegan chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180C/355F.
  2. Line two baking trays with parchment or baking paper.
  3. In a medium bowl using an electric mixer whisk the egg, add the coconut oil, sugar and vanilla until combined.
  4. In a separate bowl sift the dry ingredients and then add these to the wet ingredients, add the chocolate chips and stir until combined.
  5. Place the dough covered in the fridge for 1 hour.
  6. Using wet hands, roll tablespoons of mixture into balls. Place on baking trays about 5 cm apart and flatten slightly.
  7. Bake for 15-18 minutes until lightly golden.
  8. Leave to cool on baking trays.
  9. Store in an airtight container.

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Cuisines
American
Courses
Snack
Cooking
Baking
Diet
vegetarian
Allergy
gluten free
dairy free
wheat free
sesame free

Nutrition

7.8.1.2
67
https://lovefoodnourish.com/gluten-free-dairy-free-chocolate-chip-cookies/

 

You will love these gluten free dairy free chocolate chip cookies. They are so easy to make and taste just like the original chocolate chip cookie if not better! These gluten free chocolate chip cookies are the perfect balance between slightly firm, light and airy. These cookies are gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free, they also contain no xantham gum.#glutenfreechocolatechipcookies #dairyfreechocolatechipcookies #chocolatechipcookies #glutenfreebaking #dairyfreebaking #glutenfree

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12 Comments

  • Reply
    Danielle
    October 10, 2018 at 2:22 pm These look so good! I had no idea that xantham gum was so bad for you, thanks for sharing!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      October 10, 2018 at 2:24 pm Thanks so much Danielle! Its not that xantham gum is necessarily bad for everyone but some people can't tolerate it :)
  • Reply
    Holly
    October 10, 2018 at 3:32 pm Your recipe is just what I was looking for-- I've been trying to see different ways to make cookies dairy-free but honestly couldn't get over the idea of not using butter. Seeing how beautifully your cookies turned out has motivated me to give dairy-free cookies a try!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      October 11, 2018 at 3:00 pm Thanks Holly, yes not using butter can be tricky to get your head around but I'm sure if you try these you will love them! Let me know how you get on :) Thanks Hope
  • Reply
    Tisha
    October 10, 2018 at 4:16 pm These look absolutely perfect!!!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      October 11, 2018 at 3:00 pm Thanks so much Tisha!
  • Reply
    Maria
    October 10, 2018 at 9:15 pm Gluten-free baking can be tricky for sure, but it seems like you did a great job!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      October 11, 2018 at 3:01 pm Thank you Maria!
  • Reply
    Marc @ NoRecipes
    October 10, 2018 at 9:21 pm Wow, their shape is so perfect and the chocolate chips nice and evenly dispersed. I never take the time to shape my cookies, so they always come out looking more... rustic. Have you ever tried adding a bit of nutritional yeast to the dough? It's my secret for making plant-based cookies taste like they have butter in them.
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      October 11, 2018 at 3:02 pm Hi Marc, thank you! No I haven't tried that, I have used nutritional yeast in savoury baking but never thought of using it for sweet baked goods.That sounds interesting - thanks for the tip!
  • Reply
    Raia
    November 3, 2018 at 2:21 am These look perfect! I want to reach through the screen and grab one! Or five... ;)
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      November 6, 2018 at 2:45 pm Haha thanks Raia - yes I can eat rather a few myself! :)

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