Crowd-Pleasing Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Crowd-Pleasing Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

I created this recipe for the purpose of pleasing the average crowd.  Like it or not, Most people have taste buds that are used to super sweet refined sweeteners.  So don’t think this recipe was one I tried to make as healthy as possible.  My goal was to make a cookie I could bring to a crowd and no one would be able to tell the difference.

The good news here is that I still use real-food ingredients.  This cookie proves that you don’t have to compromise taste OR your health principals.

These cookies are crisp and buttery, a real treat!

Crowd-Pleasing Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

A note on ingredients:

  • Ghee maybe new to some of you.  It is essentially butter with all of the milk solids (aka casein) removed.  While I do not tolerate dairy products, I have no problem with ghee, and I can still get that yummy butter flavor.   This recipe would also work with regular butter or your favorite vegan margarine!  Coconut oil works, but there is a coconut flavor.
  • Eggs: I have not tested this recipe with any sort of egg replacer as of yet.    Everyone in my family does well with eggs with the exception of my son, which is why the vast majority of my baked goods are vegan.  I have linked to several other chocolate chip cookies below for those who would like some tested vegan versions!
  • Sweetener: For this recipe I have used palm sugar and blonde cane sugar.  You could use all palm sugar, or replace it with brown sugar if you like.
  • Flours: I chose teff as I love its nutty, familiar flavor and it’s superior nutritional profile.  It does make this cookie darker.  You are welcome to replace some or all of the teff with brown rice or oat flours.  Keep in mind that brown rice flour lends a grittier texture to the cookies.

Want some more choices in the chocolate chip cookie department?  No worries, we love chocolate chip cookies in this house and have lots of versions we rotate through, vegan, Paleo, a bit of everything!

  1. Amazing Allergen free Chocolate Chip Cookies
  2. Vegan/GF Chocolate Chip Cookies
  3. Flourless/Date Sweetened Chocolate Chip Cookies
  4. Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies
  5. Wholegrain Tollhouse Chocolate Chip Cookies

Crowd-Pleasing Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies


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Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies - A Beginner's Recipe
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Serves: 20
  • ½ cup ghee, butter, or favorite vegan margarine
  • ½ cup palm sugar
  • 2 tablespoons blonde cane sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon guar gum/xanthum gum
  • ½ plus 2 tablespoons teff flour
  • 6 tablespoons tapioca flour/starch
  • ¼ cup sorghum flour
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixer, beat the butter and sugars until creamy.
  3. With the mixer still running, add in the egg and vanilla. Scrape down the sides as necessary and beat until smooth and creamy.
  4. With the mixer still running, sprinkle in the salt, soda, and guar gum.
  5. Continue with the flours.
  6. When well incorporated, briefly mix in the chocolate chips.
  7. Drop the batter by large tablespoons onto a cookie sheet.
  8. Bake for 7-9 minutes until just set.

Crowd-Pleasing Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe was shared on Full Plate Thursday, Thank Your Body Thursday, Tasty Traditions, Wheat Free Wednesday, Pennywise Platter,Fresh Bites Friday, Fight Back Friday, Whole Foods Friday, GF Friday, Simple Meals Friday,My Meatless Monday, Make Your OWn Monday, Natural Living Monday, Tasteful Tuesday, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Hearth & Soul,Fat Tuesday, GF Wednesday, Frugal Days Sustainable Ways, Kids in the Kitchen, Healthy 2Day Wednesday, Real Food Wednesday, Whole Foods Wednesday, Wildcrafting Wednesday,

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When her third child was born with severe food allergies, Tessa took to the kitchen to figure out how to feed her family well. Always up for a culinary challenge, their journey has taken many twists and turns! Lots of Paleo, and lots of top 8 free. Good food for families, that's what she's about!

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13 comments on “Crowd-Pleasing Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
  1. Amber says:

    These look amazing, Tessa! Great job. :-)

  2. Oh my gosh, is this your homemade table?? LOVE IT!!

    So I am going to make these this weekend. I don’t use or eat guar gum/xanthum gum and I know that acts as a binder for a lot of gluten free baking. I am thinking of replacing it with an additional egg to help bind it. Thoughts?

  3. Looks yummy! 😉
    I would love a cookie right now 😉

  4. Considering these are for the average crowd, they are still fairly low in sugar which is so nice to see! They look wonderful. I don’t have a lot of experience with Teff flour but I should get on that!

  5. Got to love a crowd pleaser! Got it tweeted and pinned to our Gluten Free Fridays board! Thanks for linking up!

  6. Your chocolate chip cookies look delicious, and it’s wonderful to have recipe that is so allergy friendly!

  7. I am such a sucker for chocolate chip cookies! This recipe looks wonderful!

  8. Alix says:

    Yum!! Thank you for linking up with Wildcrafting Wednesdays!

  9. Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures’ Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

    Check back tomorrow when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! :)

  10. Just have to try these, thanks for sharing Tessa!

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