Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

A couple of weeks ago, I came to the realization that we do not make enough cookies around here. I don’t know why, but we just don’t seem to make them very often. And I’m not ok with that. My mom always had a fail-safe chocolate chip cookie recipe that she could throw together in 30 minutes without looking at the instructions. Naturally, I asked for her recipe. 8 ingredients and done in under 20 minutes. Now, that’s my kind of cookie.

Being that it is December and all, I’m sure I could have gone with the more obvious cookie options. Like sugar or gingerbread ones. But I decided on chocolate chip instead. There are three reasons that I love these cookies…

1: They’re easy.
2: They’re healthy.
3. They’re freakin’ melt-in-your-mouth delicious. 

Those are three things that I think everyone can appreciate around the holidays.

Chocolate chip cookies aren’t exactly the first thing that comes to mind when I think of holiday treats, but we’ve already churned out one Christmas-y recipe and we’ve got a few more coming up. 

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gooey and melty, with just the right amount of crispy – Yup, these meet all of my chocolate chip cookie requirements. Almond meal is the perfect substitute for flour in this recipe because it adds some kind of buttery deliciousness. There’s also a hint of coconut flavor from the oil. 

Just in case you don’t feel like spending your day covered in flour, these cookies are a no-fuss, no-rolling-pin-needed treat. 

This is a secret cookie weapon, ready to be whipped out when there isn’t enough time in the day and you or someone you know could really use a cookie. PS – The dough itself is pretty good before you ever cook it, if you’re into that sort of thing. I know I am.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
Yields 12
Gluten-free almond meal chocolate chip cookies.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
12 min
Total Time
17 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
12 min
Total Time
17 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup almond meal
  2. 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  3. 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  4. 1 tablespoon almond milk
  5. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  6. 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  7. 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  8. 1/3 cup chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 335º and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. 2. Combine dry ingredients in a medium bowl.
  3. 3. Combine wet ingredients in a separate bowl and add in dry mixture.
  4. 4. Use a spoon to scoop the dough into 10-12 cookies. No need to flatten, roll, or smoosh – just leave them rough.
  5. 5. Bake for 11-14 minutes. When they start to brown, bake them for about 2 more minutes.
Adapted from Thefitchen.com
Adapted from Thefitchen.com
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      • Jennifer L. says

        I made these on Christmas Eve, and used chocolate mint chips which was yummy. But I subbed GF flour because I was out of almond meal and was too tired to make my own :) they seemed a little like rubber, was that the flour or did i bake them too long? I will definitely be using this recipe again! Thank you.

        • thefitchen says

          Chocolate mint chips – what a brilliant idea! I’m a mint-aholic. :) It was definitely the flour. GF baking is such a tricky process, but these definitely require almond meal to work right. Sorry they were a flop!

          • Jennifer L. says

            Thanks for the input……Oh no they weren’t a flop I still ate them!!! Matter of fact i put some aside in the freezer and warmed a couple of them up yesterday, mmmmm! :) Thanks again.

  1. Ani says

    Have you tried them with agave nectar instead of maple syrup? I know sometimes it works really well as a substitute, but sometimes not. I’m curious just because agave is really cheap where I live but maple syrup is very expensive.

    • thefitchen says

      We’ve never tried that, but it most likely would work. The flavor might turn out just a bit different. Let us know how it works!

    • thefitchen says

      Another commenter tried GF flour and said it didn’t turn out so well. I would stick with almond meal for this recipe – it definitely makes the cookies!

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