Best Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies (or Bars)

Best Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies (or Bars)

If you’re craving a really good cookie (one like you remember before going gluten free) they why make anything but the BEST gluten free chocolate chip cookies recipe? Chewy in the center, crispy around the edges, never crumbly… this gluten free chocolate chip cookie recipe hands-down makes the best!

If you’ve ever tried to make gluten free chocolate chip cookies in the past and been scarred by the experience (flat, lacy, oily or hard hockey puck cookies ringing any bells?), it’s all behind you. My award-winning gfJules Gluten Free Cookie Mix takes all the guess-work out of it. You don’t even have to refrigerate the dough if you don’t have time. 

gluten free chocolate chip cookies

If you have my gfJules Gluten Free All Purpose Flour on hand and would rather bake these from scratch, I’ve given you that recipe below (with my gfJules Flour you can make ANYTHING!). This is basically a gluten free Toll House Cookie recipe — it’s also super easy, but does require some measuring (it’s all in the wrist! just kidding – there’s no trick to measuring flour, just spoon it into the measuring cup and level off with a knife or measure by weight; one cup of my gfJules Flour weighs 135 grams).

These cookies are easily made dairy-free and vegan (I love them made with applesauce instead of eggs!), and can take on a totally different taste, depending on what add-ins you use. From the traditional chocolate chip, to a 4th of July favorite of white chocolate chips and blue and red M&Ms … and anything in between!

Check out my gfJules Cookie Mix ebook for even more ideas of how you can take this scratch recipe OR my super easy and reliable gfJules™ Gluten-Free Cookie Mix and make 12 yummy different cookie recipes that will fool all your friends. No one will ever know these incredible cookies are GF!

gluten free white chocolate pistachio cookies

You’ll want to stock up on my cookie mix or print this recipe and keep it handy. In fact, I usually have some of this yummy dough in my freezer at all times for cookie emergencies — you just never know when you might have one!

gfJules Original cookie Mix with bite

Gluten free cookies and milk, anyone?


And if you’re craving an awesome chocolate chip cookie, but it’s super duper hot outside, make some gluten free chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches! You won’t get any complaints!

gluten free ice cream sandwiches with ice cream scoop



Best Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies (or Bars)

gfJules original chocolate chip cookies

5 from 6 reviews

Hands down, the best gluten free chocolate chip cookies or bars you’ll ever taste. And so easy to make!

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  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: approx. 60 cookies



Bring the butter and shortening to room temperature, then beat together with sugars until light and fluffy – several minutes. Mix in the vanilla extract and eggs until combined.

In another bowl, whisk together dry ingredients. Gradually stir these dry ingredients into the sugar mixture. Stir in chips and nuts, if so desired.

You may bake this dough immediately or scoop dough into a container (metal, if possible) and cover tightly. Refrigerate or freeze until very cold.

Preheat oven to 350° F (static) or 325° F (convection).

Drop by measured tablespoonfuls onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, at least 1 inch apart. Bake for 8-9 minutes, or until the tops are lightly browned. Let them stand 5 minutes before removing them to cooling racks.

Makes approximately 60 cookies.

To bake cookie dough as gluten free chocolate chip cookie bars …

Spread the chocolate chip cookie dough into an oiled pan. If you’ve already baked out a batch of cookies, you will probably only have enough dough left for an 8×8 pan, but you could use a jelly roll pan or 9×13 if you have a full batch of dough.

Spread evenly & bake at 375°F for about 20 minutes. Remember, just like baking cookies, take these out of the oven just BEFORE they look totally done. They’ll keep baking a bit longer when you remove them, and this way they’ll still be nice & chewy in the middles.


*If you want an even easier, no fail way to get to the world’s best chocolate chip cookies or bars, try my gfJules™ Gluten Free Cookie Mix!

Another way to get your chocolate chip cookie fix anytime is to keep some of this dough in your freezer at all times! Store either as a “slice and bake” log or in balls or just thaw the dough and bake from there. Yum anytime!

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Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies or Bars - gfJules


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105 thoughts on “Best Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies (or Bars)

  1. I made these cookies yesterday with your flour, which is the best. They are delicious! So good that I ate 5 at one time. Not a smart thing to do, I admit. Your flour can’t be beat! Thanks for all your hard work in creating your products.

    • Awww, thanks so much, Susan! My daughter made some this week too, and we all enjoyed more than our share. It’s so nice to know we can enjoy such amazingly yummy cookies anytime we like. Simple pleasures!!!

    • Yep! Just use a freezer bag with the air squeezed out and they freeze great. I also freeze the dough and it works well for baking later too. Happy baking!

  2. I have used your flour for many years and use it in all my recipes, but chocolate chip cookies. I used Andrea’s gluten free flour and they are discontinuing this flour.
    When using your flour my cookies spread out very flat, and I would like for them to be a more puffier cookie but soft cookie. I always freeze my dough for a minimum of a couple days.
    Any suggestions on how to not have such a flat spread out cookie?

    • Hi Pam, so glad you’re loving my flour for your baking needs! I wonder when the last time was you tried it in chocolate chip cookies? I know the problem you’re describing, but I’ve reworked my gfJules Flour a few times over the years and don’t seem to have this problem at all anymore (thankfully!). You can also check out my article on gluten free cookie baking help for more ideas, but I’d be super interested to see if you’re still having that problem with my current flour formulation. Let me know!

  3. I made these and they turned out really well. They are crispy and chewy. My family said these are the best cookies, and I will make them again.