The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies {gf,df,nf,ef}

The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies {gf,df,nf,ef}

My kid’s favorite, allergy-friendly Chocolate Chip Cookies with crisp golden edges & a chewy center.

Allergy friendly & vegan Chocolate Chip cookies

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Allergy friendly & vegan chocolate chip cookies


Chocolate Chip cookies are my kryptonite!

Weakening my will, enticing my taste buds and drawing me in. “Darn you cookies!”.

In all honesty, I actually do make these cookies for my kiddos (my youngest especially) so that they have homemade & allergy safe treats available. But I can still eat one, or 2, right?    After all, making these addictive cookies is no easy task; try whipping up a batch while fending off crazed children from grabbing every dough covered spoon and spatula before being finished with using them.  That’s definitely worth a second cookie.

GF Chocolate Chip Cookies

Thankfully, now that my daughter has learned to bake these, she has been the one in the kitchen fighting off the boys. She must think its worth it though, since she makes these a lot. Often, my husband and I return from “date-night” only to enter into our home filled with the smell of fresh-baked cookies and a kitchen layered in cookie sheets and flour.

At least she has the baking part of it down.  Next will be the cleaning!

But in the end, a few extra minutes of cleaning is SO worth the smile it puts on my son’s face.  Knowing that he is able to enjoy a warm cookie with rich, melted chocolate chips anytime he wants, without worrying about his allergies, makes me happy.  It also makes me happy that this recipe is loved by everyone who has tried it both with and without allergies.

Allergy friendly & vegan chocolate chip cookies

Now that’s a DARN GOOD Cookie!

And you know what’s better than a chocolate chip cookie? More cookies! Jacqui over at Dishing Delish has her own version of Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies using egg & if sugar cookies are your jam, check out Gluten-free on a Shoestring’s collection of Gluten-free Sugar Cookies. Then, there are MORE cookie recipes right here like our Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Theatre Cookies, and these Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies I’ve been eyeing from A Mindfull Mom. SO many cookies. 🎉

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The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies




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Who doesn't love chocolate chip cookies, especially when they are allergy-friendly! Crisp golden edges with chewy center, just like your favorite.


  • 2 1/4 C. all purpose flour (or use Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1 Gluten free)
  • 1 TB. arrowroot (or cornstarch)
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3/4 C. vegan butter (Earth Balance)
  • 1/2 C. cane sugar
  • 1/2 C. brown sugar
  • 1/4 C. water
  • 1 TB. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 C. chocolate chips ( feel free to add a little more)


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In medium bowl, whisk together flour, arrowroot, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Using an electric mixer, beat the margarine, sugar, brown sugar, water, and vanilla, until fluffy. Stir in the flour mixture ½ cup at a time, and then add 1 cup chocolate chips.
  3. Scoop about 2 tablespoons of dough at a time onto the prepared baking sheet and flatten it with the palm of your hand. Repeat with remaining dough, leaving about 2 inches between each cookie. Bake for approximately 12 to 18 minutes, until the edges begin to brown and the center of the cookie is a nice golden color. Remove from oven and let cool completely.


adapted from Chef Chloe

Courses Dessert

Cuisine Vegan & Gluten Free

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  • GiGi Eats
    Posted at 22:11h, 13 December Reply

    Where’s the recipe??

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 22:26h, 13 December Reply

      It should be there now. I think an update wiped out the older version. SO glad you caught that!

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  • Becky Striepe
    Posted at 14:16h, 26 June Reply

    Oh wow! These really do look like the best!

  • Dianne's Vegan Kitchen
    Posted at 16:52h, 26 June Reply

    I’m a total sucker for chocolate chip cookies. These look amazing!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 17:17h, 26 June Reply

      Thanks Dianne! I’m a sucker too & can always make up an excuse to eat them for breakfast too 🙂

  • Ginny McMeans
    Posted at 23:11h, 26 June Reply

    Oh, I’m so happy. Your recipes is different and looks really good.

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 09:07h, 27 June Reply

      Thanks Ginny. Chocolate Chip Cookies are always a good thing, right? Hope you whip up a batch soon.

  • Trinity Bourne
    Posted at 09:01h, 27 June Reply

    OMG they look so good – I want to dive right in.
    I saw this on pinterest first and started licking my lips.

  • Jenn
    Posted at 18:09h, 28 June Reply

    Well, they certainly do look perfect!! I could go for one (or 3) right now!

  • Sophia | Veggies Don't Bite
    Posted at 22:43h, 28 June Reply

    You can never have too many chocolate chip cookie recipes. I mean, cookies are life and these sound delicious. Nothing like a good old chocolate chip cookie.

  • Linda from Veganosity
    Posted at 11:34h, 29 June Reply

    1 or 2? I’d eat many more than that! Cookie Monster has nothing on me when it comes to a good chocolate chip cookie. These look delicious, Nicole.

  • Kristina
    Posted at 22:07h, 29 June Reply

    well, I totally need to try these! I love chocolate chip cookies, and must try them all… 🙂

  • Alisa Fleming
    Posted at 13:37h, 30 June Reply

    You know, I grew up practically addicted to chocolate chip cookies. But one day, I just stopped eating them – no idea why! Looking at this recipe, I think it’s time to reinstate that treat.

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 18:35h, 02 July Reply

      I don’t know if I could ever stop eating chocolate chip cookies (probably why I started making vegan ones). Hope the unintentional cookie ban gets reinstated.

  • The Vegan 8
    Posted at 11:13h, 03 July Reply

    Nothing better than a classic chocolate chip cookie! They are such a crowd-pleaser and these look delicious! Love how big they look too! Too cute about your daughter making them all the time now 🙂

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 13:19h, 05 July Reply

      A classic for sure but the best are always homemade, aren’t they?

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