perfect dairy-free, gluten-free chocolate chip cookies

Perfect is a strong word for chocolate chip cookies, I know, but these chewy, moist, delicious cookies are absolutely spot-on.  Yes, they are dairy-free and gluten-free, but you would almost never know.  I bet you could serve these to anyone without them even knowing the difference!

Perfect Dairy-Free Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies | Sweet Anna's

I tried these out on my kids (and myself!) and they are just as good as my original chocolate chip cookies.  Even if you don’t have to eat gluten-free or dairy-free yourself, it’s always nice to have a trustworthy recipe in your back pocket so you can spoil your loved ones!

I am only a few weeks into our dairy-free (for me), gluten-free (for my son, Bjørn) journey.  I am already seeing so many changes in my own health, and I just can’t wait to start seeing the changes in Bjørn when we really dive in completely with him (we are easing into it for him.  October 1st he will be 100% gluten-free!).

Perfect Dairy-Free Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies | Sweet Anna's

Have you had to transition to a dairy-free and/or gluten-free diet?  Has your child?? I would love to hear any tips/tricks/ideas you have to share!  This is a big scary journey for my food-loving heart and I need all the encouragement I can get!!

Meanwhile, I’ll be the one huddled in the corner, rocking and stuffing my face with these delicious cookies!

Perfect Dairy-Free Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies | Sweet Anna's

Note: Gluten-free flour blends vary so, SO much.  Please proceed with caution if you are new to using them.  I am a big fan of this Bob’s Red Mill 1to1 Gluten Free Baking Flour, because it is very mild (no strong bean flavors!) and the texture is amazing.

Bob's Red Mill 1to1 Gluten Free Baking Flour

Use your favorite, but please know that the recipe might not turn out exactly the same!

perfect dairy-free, gluten-free chocolate chip cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 cups + 2 tablespoons Bob's Red Mill 1to1 Gluten-Free Baking Flour Mix*
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup virgin coconut oil, melted
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups dairy-free dark chocolate chips**

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour blend, baking soda and salt; Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the melted coconut oil and the sugars until smooth, 3-5 minutes. Beat in the egg and egg yolks, one at a time, and the vanilla, until well blended.
  3. Stir in the flour mixture and the chocolate chips until just mixed together. Cover the bowl and place in the fridge to chill for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line 3 baking sheets with parchment and scoop the dough onto the pans, leaving a few inches of room for the dough to spread.
  5. Bake for 11-13 minutes, until the cookies are just barely golden around the edges, remove from the oven and let cool completely on the baking sheets.
  6. Transfer cooled cookies to an airtight freezer container and freeze for up to 3 months!
  7. *Since all gluten-free flour blends vary so much, I can only guarantee results with the blend I use - Bob's Red Mill 1to1 Gluten-Free Baking Flour Mix. Feel free to try your favorite gluten-free baking mix, but if you use something different, please don't come back here and leave me a negative comment!
  8. **Check your packaging for your favorite dairy-free chocolate chips. I buy mine at Costco (Kirkland Signature brand!) but you can use any kind you like!
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  • CC

    Our family has been gluten-free for over 7 years now. The transition was difficult in some ways, but honestly, it’s super easy to go gluten-free now as compared to 7 years ago when we did. There are so many great gluten-free products on the market and so many restaurants offer gluten-free options. We didn’t ease into gluten-free. Personally I think that would be more difficult. We went cold turkey, and I don’t regret doing that at all. We have a great gluten-free support group meeting where I am which was a tremendous help because any recipe you wanted to make, they probably already had in their files, and they would bring the best of the best commercial products to the meetings for us to taste so we didn’t have to waste our money on things that tasted like cardboard.

    I’m not usually a fan of Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free products, but this flour you used looks good. I checked out the ingredients, and it’s pretty similar to Carol’s [Fenster] sorghum blend which is what we typically use for baked goods like cookies.

  • Emily Reiss

    What could I use in place of the coconut oil? Would shortening or butter flavored shortening work?

    • http://arthomas.blogspot.com annaliseree

      Hi Emily! You could use shortening, I suppose. I can’t speak from experience as I don’t bake with shortening at all. If you can handle dairy, then for sure use real butter!