Chocolate Chip Cookies

chocolate chip cookies

Last week my son needed to take snack for a home school class he attends once a week.  I made these gluten-free chocolate chip cookies, and because I am the teacher for half the time, I was nearby when everyone ate them.  The kids were outside, and I wasn’t close enough to hear all the comments, but I did hear things like, “These are really good.”  Later my son said, “Everyone really liked the cookies.”

That’s the kind of report that makes any mom smile, but when you know they liked your gluten-free cookies, and didn’t know the difference, it can really make your day.  Not that I was surprised.  I wouldn’t have sent them if I thought they weren’t good, but it’s always nice to have confirmation.  And you know kids will be honest.  I hope you enjoy  them too.

If you don’t have millet flour, you can use additional rice flour to replace it.  Or try whatever flour mix you have on hand.  They will probably turn out well.

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Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe type: Dessert
  • ¾ cup millet flour
  • ½ cup rice flour
  • ¾ cup potato starch
  • ½ cup tapioca starch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened (or ½ cup margarine, ½ cup shortening)
  • ⅔ cup brown sugar
  • ⅔ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1½ - 2 cups chocolate chips
  1. Combine the dry ingredients in a small mixing bowl. I combine them with a whisk.
  2. In the bowl of your mixer, beat together the butter and sugars.
  3. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat well.
  4. Gradually add the flour mix and mix until incorporated.
  5. Remove the bowl from the mixer and stir in the chocolate chips. I think I only used 1½ cup in this recipe, but use more if you like. I find that sometimes they are too much chocolate and not enough cookie when I use 2 cups.
  6. Drop the dough by spoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 8 – 10 minutes.
  7. Remove to a wire rack to cool.


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  1. GF Gidget says

    I made some cookies w/ Namaste Cookie Mix and Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips (GF/DF) for a demo at the store where I work. No one could tell they were GF!

  2. Iris says

    I think gluten free is the new black. And gluten free chocolate chip cookies are like the little black dress. Always in demand.

  3. John @ Wise Finish says

    Well, the Washington Post did say Celiac Disease was "in" for 2010, so maybe it is the new black :)

  4. Tasty Eats At Home says

    Yum! I love chocolate chip cookies – because honestly, who doesn't? :) I haven't made them since going gluten-free though. Should definitely give it a try!

  5. gfe--gluten free easily says

    Linda–These look great! I have several really good choc chip cookie recipes, but there's always room for one more. 😉 I'm like you about the right balance of chocolate to batter. There's a chocolate chip overload cookie recipe and it calls for 24 ounces of chocolate chips. Yes, two bags. There's just no way I could make those. Yes, I'd try one, but I wouldn't make them.

    Love Iris' comment–how true!


  6. Brian says

    I love gluten free chocolate chips cookies more than the glutinous version. These look great!

  7. adventuresofaglutenfreemom says


    Those look wonderful! I love Millet and need to use it more often, thanks for sharing!

  8. Dawn says

    These cookies look great! I’ve made GF Choc Chip Cookies several times since going GF, and everytime they go FLAT as pancakes!! I’d given up on them, but these look so delicious, I may just have to try one more time!

  9. TexasLea says

    Hi Linda,

    I am exploring your site and planning to try several recipes. I was wondering on this one if the rice flour was white or brown? Thanks for sharing such tasty looking food!

    • says

      Hi. I used white rice flour in this recipe. If brown rice flour is used, I specify that. So rice flour means white rice flour. Maybe I should specify each time. I never though about how confusing that might be. Thanks for stopping by.

      • TexasLea says

        Thank you for the quick reply and clarification. Maybe to save time on having to correct each recipe you could just add a note to the top of the recipe index page or something? I am finding more recipes on your site that I believe my family will like than I have on any other recipe blog I’ve visited. Your site is also very easy to navigate.

        I am going to try these cookies this week for a picnic we’re having to celebrate the 4th. I can’t wait to see the look on my families face when I tell them they can have homemade chocolate chip cookies again!

  10. Tonya says

    Hi there,
    I am baking cookies for a friend who has many food allergies including gluten, dairy, and soy. I can’t wait to make these for him and his family! Do you know if anyone has substituted the butter with a soy free/dairy free version before and if they turned out okay?

    • says

      Tonya, I don’t know for sure. I may have done so myself but can’t remember. I would try using spectrum organic shortening in place of the butter or maybe half that and half Earth Balance spread that is soy free and comes in a tub. Bake just a few cookies the first batch and see how the spread. If they spread too much, add a little more flour to the dough (probably not more than 1/4 cup would be needed).

      • Tonya says

        Linda, I made these last night and they turned out perfect! I used half spectrum organic shortening and half Earth Balance (soy free) buttery spread as you suggested. I couldn’t find millet flour at my grocery store so I just used all rice flour. I used Ener-G egg replacement as well making these soy, dairy, and gluten free. Thank you very much for your help and for sharing this recipe.

        • says

          Tonya, thanks so much for letting me know what you did and how they turned out. I’m glad it worked for you! Just so you know, eggs are not dairy. Many people think they are because they are sold with dairy products in the grocery store, but they are not dairy at all.

  11. Heather says

    Can I just use an all purpose gf flour instead of the combination of flours and starch ?


  12. Susie Ann says

    I recently made these cookies and I cannot get enough of them!!!! The best GF chocolate chip cookie recipe I have ever made! All of my family and friends questioned if I was actually eating a regular cookie! ha! Love these!!!

  13. Caro says

    Wow!! Best Chocolate Chip Cookies ever. I have been unable to make a decent chocolate chip cookie for my 12 year old daughter since she was diagnosed Celiac about 6 months ago. These cookies are amazing, she even liked the cookie dough! Thank you so much for sharing this fabulous recipie.

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