This is the easiest and best vegan, gluten-free chocolate chip cookie recipe ever! It’s the only one you’ll ever need to satisfy your cookie craving! These delicious chocolate chip cookies are chewy, chocolatey, and the perfect treat that everyone will enjoy!

If you love making homemade cookies, you’ll want to try my Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Chip Cookies or Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies next!

the best chocolate chip cookies vegan and gluten-free

These decadent, chewy, chocolate chip cookies are EXTREMELY easy to make. When I bake I like to make my treats Vegan and Gluten-Free. However, to make sure that everyone can enjoy these cookies, I made sure to include instructions so that no matter the diet or allergy, there are substitutions available.

Let’s get into these Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies!

What you need to make these delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies:

  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
  • Brown sugar
  • Maple syrup
  • Flax egg (or regular egg)
  • Vanilla extract
  • Non-Dairy Milk- I use Almond milk
  • Gluten-free all-purpose flour – I like to use Bob Red Mills 1:1 GF All Purpose Flour (make sure your gluten-free flour contains xanthan gum)
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Chocolate chips
Vegan chocolate chip cookies homemade

A few tips for making the Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies:

  1. Flax Egg is super easy to make. You simply mix 1 tbsp of ground flax seeds in a bowl, along with 3 tbsp of purified water. Then, allow the mixture to sit for 15 minutes until a sticky goop is formed. At this point, it is considered a flax egg and is ready to use.
  2. To keep this recipe vegan, make sure to use vegan chocolate chips.
  3. If you find that while mixing the dry and wet ingredients together the mixture is slightly dry, you can add up to 2 tbsp of almond milk (or water) to moisten the mixture.
  4. If you are making these cookies gluten-free, once the dry and wet ingredients are well incorporated you can allow them to chill in the fridge for up to 30 minutes. This helps so that the ingredients bind together properly. This step is not necessary for this recipe, but it does not hurt. (I sometimes chill my dough in the fridge and take some time to clean the dishes, so I have nothing left to do but enjoy my cookies when they are done.)

Substitutions so that everyone can enjoy these cookies!

  • If you are not sensitive to gluten, use 2 cups of all-purpose regular flour
  • If you don’t have maple syrup, use 1/2 cup of cane sugar
  • If you want these cookies to be refined sugar-free, use 3/4 cups coconut sugar instead of brown sugar
  • If you’re egg-friendly, use 1 egg instead of flax egg
  • If you don’t mind the dairy, use 1/2 cup of butter (melted) instead of coconut oil.
Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies on a black plate

I hope you enjoy this Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe! If you try the recipe, don’t forget to rate the recipe and let me know what you think in the comments. Leave a quick review & star rating ★ below! Take pictures, tag #goodfoodbaddie, and share them with me on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest! I love seeing my recipes come to life in your kitchen.

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The Best Ever Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy, Chocolatey, Delicious Cookies that everyone will enjoy! The best vegan gluten-free chocolate chip cookie recipe ever!
5 from 9 votes
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Gluten-Free Dessert, Healthy Options, Vegan
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 281kcal


  • 2 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 flax egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp almond milk, as needed
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.  In a medium bowl, whisk together the gluten-free flour, almond flour, baking soda and salt until evenly combined. Set aside.
  • Mix the brown sugar, maple sugar, coconut oil into a large bowl. After whisking thoroughly, add vanilla extract and flex egg and whisk together. 
  • Using a rubber spatula, mix in the dry ingredients until well combined. If the mixture is too dry, add up to two tablespoons of almond milk (or water.) Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Scoop the cookie dough (about 2 Tablespoons of dough per cookie) and roll into a ball. Place a few inches apart on the baking sheet and gently press down to flatten the cookie dough. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden and the center is set.
  • Remove from oven. Let cool 5 minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer to a wire rack to continue cooling. Enjoy!


🔸Use 2 cups regular all-purpose flour (for non-gluten-free option)
🔸If you don’t have maple syrup, use 1/2 cup cane sugar
🔸If you want these cookies to be refined sugar-free, use 3/4 cups coconut sugar instead of brown sugar
🔸If you’re egg-friendly, use 1 egg instead of a flax egg
🔸Use 1/2  cup of butter (melted) instead of coconut oil 
You can freeze the cookie dough and save for later. Simply store the rolled cookie portions in an airtight container. When you are ready to enjoy, place them on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake as normal. 


Calories: 281kcal
nutrition facts for chocolate chip cookies

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  1. 5 stars
    I love how plump and flavorful these cookies turned out! Usually when I think gluten free and vegan, I imagine some flavor may be missing (I can’t be alone here)! These were SOOOO good though! I’m thrilled I came across this recipe.

    1. Hi Tamara! I am glad you like the recipe and they turned out so good! I love making recipes that are vegan and gluten-free and people can hardly tell the difference!

  2. 5 stars
    I have been all about cookies lately and these look so delicious. Love how light and chewy they look and a great vegan and gluten-free option.

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