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The Best Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Capri Lilly

This is the easiest and best vegan, gluten-free chocolate chip cookie recipe ever! 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—and I’ve made sure of it by making sure to include substitutions to comply with any diet or allergy! 

the best chocolate chip cookies vegan and gluten-free

Easter is going to be a lot different this year than ever before. Instead of going to a crowded church service with our family and friends, we will be home with our loved ones, and just maybe have the opportunity to view a service via Livestream.

Despite all of the chaos going on, the show must go on. For me, I’ve been cooking almost every day of the week. While I love cooking, I have to say, I do need breaks sometimes. So, for this Easter, I am going to celebrate with some big, delicious, Chocolate Chip Cookies!

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
  • Almond milk, as needed
  • Gluten-free all-purpose flour – I like to use Bob Red Mills 1:1 GF APF
  • 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. Trader Joe’s has a great brand of semi-sweet chocolate chips that are completely vegan.
  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.)
Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie

Substitutions so that everyone can enjoy these cookies!

  • If you don’t mind gluten, use 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 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 flax egg
  • If you don’t mind the dairy, use 1 stick of butter (melted) instead of coconut oil.

Check out this step-by-step video on how to make these delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies!

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5 from 8 votes

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!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Gluten-Free Dessert, Healthy Options, Vegan
Keyword: best chocolate chip cookies, best vegan gluten free chocolate chip cookies
Servings: 8
Calories: 281kcal

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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!

Video

Notes

Tips:
🔸If you don’t mind gluten, use 2 cups all purpose flour
🔸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 flax egg
🔸If you don’t mind the dairy, use 1 stick 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. 
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12 comments

Marta April 15, 2020 - 9:47 pm

5 stars
THEY LOOK SO FLUFFY!!! I would never have guessed these are vegan AND gluten free!

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Desirée April 18, 2020 - 1:12 am

5 stars
Definitely just tried to lick the screen! LOL Need these!!

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Capri Lilly April 19, 2020 - 9:31 pm

lol! Glad you like!

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Tamara J. April 19, 2020 - 3:42 pm

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.

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Capri Lilly April 19, 2020 - 9:29 pm

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!

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LaKita April 19, 2020 - 6:42 pm

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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Capri Lilly April 19, 2020 - 9:30 pm

I can definitely relate! I’ve been on a cookie spree lately! I’m glad you like the recipe

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Christy Hoover April 20, 2020 - 2:29 pm

5 stars
There’s is nothing better to have during quarantine that some freshly baked cookies. Great recipe!

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Katrina Adams April 21, 2020 - 12:35 am

5 stars
I love chocolate chip cookies and for this to be healthy makes it even better!!

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Kaluhi April 21, 2020 - 4:16 pm

5 stars
So decadent!!

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Jazz April 22, 2020 - 4:55 am

5 stars
I was thinking these look WAY too good to be vegan and gluten-free but you’ve done it again!

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Capri Lilly April 22, 2020 - 10:19 pm

Thanks Jazz! Glad you like!

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