Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oat flour and rolled oats add a nutty flavor to these gluten-free chocolate chip cookies! Bittersweet chocolate adds some chocolatey depth. Keep these around for your friends and family who can't have gluten.

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time:
  • Per batch baking time: 8 minutes
  • Yield: About 5 dozen cookies


  • 1 1/2 cups (200g) gluten-free flour mix (I use Bob’s Gluten-Free 1 to 1 Baking Blend)
  • 1/2 cup (55g) oat flour (certified gluten-free)
  • 1 1/2 cups (150g) rolled oats (certified gluten-free)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (227g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (111g) dark brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 10 ounces dark chocolate chips (or other chips of your liking; I prefer Ghirardelli 60 percent bittersweet chips, roughly chopped)


1 Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment.

2 Mix the dry ingredients: Combine the flours, oats, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.

Gluten-free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies mix the dry ingredients

3 Beat the butter and sugars: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the butter and sugars until combined but not overly creamy or fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes.

4 Add the eggs and vanilla: Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition on medium speed. Add the vanilla and mix briefly to combine.

5 Add the dry ingredients: With the mixer on low, add the flour and oat mix in several additions.

6 Chop and add the chocolate: Roughly and irregularly chop up the chips with a chef’s knife. Add them in by hand, using a wooden spoon, or using the stand mixer on low speed.

You can use regular semi-sweet morsels, of course, but I like to use the Ghirardelli 60 percent bittersweet chips because they are larger and easier to chop.  So you get little bits of chocolate everywhere in the cookie, as opposed to just solid pieces.

Best Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies chop the chocolate

7 Bake the cookies: Scoop the dough out by a rounded tablespoon scoop and arrange on the cookie sheet spaced a little apart. I got about 12 per cookie sheet.

Bake for about 8 minutes until they are golden around the edges. Transfer the baking sheet to a wire rack to cool for about five minutes, and then transfer the cookies to the wire rack to cool completely. Repeat the process until all the dough is gone.

The cookies will keep 3 to 5 days in an airtight container, but you might have to microwave them for 10 seconds to get them to soften a bit if it’s closer to 5 days.

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  • Lynne

    We made these this weekend and they turned out great. The hubby liked them better than ‘regular’ chocolate chip cookies, as he loves oatmeal. This one is a keeper. Thanks Carrie!


  • Remy

    Many celiacs (myself included) cross-react to even gluten-free oats. It’s helpful to give us a heads up if oats are in a gluten-free recipe, so we can make an informed decision. THANKS!

  • B

    Ghirardelli is not gluten free.

    • Carrie Havranek

      Thanks for your comment. I have safely served these cookies to friends with celiac and, according to Ghirardelli, all of their baking chips with the exception of the white chips are gluten free. If you’d like to follow up with Ghirardelli, the toll-free number is 888-402-6262. The company’s website says all products will be gluten free by 2020.