I am SO SO SO excited about this! I don’t do a lot of gluten free baking. Frankly, it’s just not worth it. Most recipes aren’t that good, and the ingredients are expensive, and it takes several kinds of flour and xantham gum and the kitchen sink to come anywhere near replicating the taste and consistency of a typical glutenous baked good.
Last weekend I was at a friend’s house, and she had a plate of chocolate chip cookies sitting out that she proclaimed were gluten free AND delicious.
She is NOT gluten free, so for her to claim their deliciousness was promising, but I was doubtful.
But tasting is believing, and I am here to tell you, no one would guess these cookies are gluten free! They were DELICIOUS. And best of all, they do NOT require expensive flours and special ingredients. In fact, they contain no flour AT ALL. She got the recipe off a shipping box from Vitacost. There are only six ingredients, and the only one that you might not have in the house is almond butter.
Since my son is allergic to tree nuts, we don’t keep almond butter around the house; in fact, I have never bought it or used it or tasted it until now. But it is the secret to getting the proper consistency for these gluten free chocolate chip cookies without flour.
All you do is mix the ingredients together (save out the chocolate chips to fold in after the other ingredients are blended) and plop them on a cookie sheet.
Make them small; they spread out A LOT.
Then bake them at 350 for about 12 minutes!
I am SO excited. I am definitely going to be making these gluten free chocolate chip cookies for Christmas this year! Finally, cookies I can eat at holiday gatherings!
- 1 cup almond butter organic
- 3/4 sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 4 oz chocolate chips
- Heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix first five ingredients together.
- Fold in chocolate chips.
- Spoon cookies onto parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Bake 10-12 minutes.
31 thoughts on “Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies”
Easy and tasty AND gluten free. No words.
I have reaaallly been wanting some chocolate chip cookies!! I made some regular ones for the family before the hurricane. ( We always make them during snowstorms and before hurricanes :)) It took every bit of willpower in me to NOT take a swipe of the dough or eat one of them fresh from the oven! I was so willing to pay the price for just a taste. I didn’t succumb but the craving has remained. I will try them soon!!!! Thank you for posting this.
I don’t do a lot of GF baking either but these look awesome!! I have some GF friends that I think I need to try these out on 😀
I’ll be trying these next! Thanks!
Made them today – they are excellent!
My sister starts gluten free in a few weeks. She told me the thing she’ll miss most is chocolate chip cookies. I’ll be sending her here to check these out! I’ve never tried almond butter. I wonder if I can make my own in the blender. I’ll have to look into that! Thanks for linking up on Gluten-Free Monday at OneCreativeMommy.com.
I will certainly bake them this weekend, I love almond butter! How many cookies does this recipe make? I’ve been trying GF baking and have a good recipe for GF Blondies and my husband loves them. Trust me he loves his sweet treats so I tried the Blondie recipe on him and didn’t tell him they were GF until after he ate them! It became one of his favorite desserts.
It makes about 3 dozen if you make them small. How did they turn out?
My brother-in-law’s girlfriend would love these! I’m adding this to my holiday baking. Thanks!
My teammate just made these for me as a going away present. BEST COOKIES EVER. And the best part is they are gluten free!!! I am so amazed!! I are like 3 in one sitting because they were so delicious! Thanks for sharing!!
Has anyone tried this receipe with other nut butters? I have some sunflower nut butter I need to use up.
See below. Cashew butter worked for someone. let us know how it works with sunflower nut butter.
I am SUPER impressed with these cookies. My co-workers couldn’t even tell the difference. I also used Cashew Butter instead of Almond Butter because it’s what I had on hand, and they turned out great!
YAY! Love to hear this!
Wondering if you could use honey instead with these? We try not to do sugar…
These were the easiest chocolate chip cookies to make! I took them to work and everyone loved them! No one even noticed that there wasn’t any flour used! I’m also curious if honey would work…Thanks so much for this recipe though!!!
I don’t know about honey but my guess is it would change the texture. Try it and let me know!?? So glad you enjoyed them.
Ran across this recipe this morning. Not sure if they pass the muster for gluten free since that’s not my thing, but they are flourless and look incredible: http://pinterest.com/pin/256423772505914433/
Yes, they are gluten free! And they look divine. Caroline takes such gorgeous pictures; I’m an admirer of her blog. Thanks for the heads up!
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I’m wondering if you could use any other “butter” alternative besides almond butter? Would it change the taste you think?
I haven’t tried but my son is allergic to almonds so I would love to make it with a different kind of “butter”. Let me know if you have luck with a different one!
Made these today! Oh my god…. So good! Mine didn’t spread much and made 24 2″ cookies.
Love these, thank you!
I just made these cookies, I am completely impressed. My husband is probably the pickiest person I have met and he loves them. Even my mother-in-law loves them. Thank you, I am now the queen of gluten free in this house.
That’s awesome! so glad to hear it!
Thank you! Our house will def be trying these soon!
My cookies did not look like yours, but i have to say they are extremely delicious! I made a slight change and made them sugar free since i am on a GF and SF diet, and i was amazed at how good they were i might eat all of them lol. thank you so much for this recipe! i am only 17 and love baking <3
These were great! They would have been even better if I hadn’t left them in oven an extra couple minutes. I am trying again and I will take them out at 10 min so they will be crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside.
Glad you liked them!
Oh my. Cookies without the flour yet they look real good. I must give this one a try.