This is the cookie recipe you have been waiting for. These gluten free chocolate chip walnut cookies are chewy, with just a slight bit of crispness on the outside.
These are one of the best cookies on the blog and you are going to want to take a bite! If you are a cookie fanatic like me, you can check out all of my delicious gluten free cookie recipes!
As I was saying above, these cookies are incredible. My daughter wanted to make cookies today and I am so glad I let her...these cookies have all of the classic ingredients for the perfect cookie...brown sugar, butter, chocolate chips, and walnuts!
If you are looking for the best gluten free chocolate chip walnut cookie recipe, this is definitely one you need to try! Just in case you are making several kinds of cookies, you will also want to try this delicious drop style gluten free sugar cookie recipe.
Why these are the best cookies:
If you love chocolate chip cookie that is crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside, this is it. It just melts in your mouth with its buttery sugar goodness! These cookies are easy to make and you can go from mixing bowls to eating in about 20 minutes.
These homemade cookies are perfect for a snack, dessert, bake sales, class parties, and more! Make these cookies extra large and you can make ice cream sandwiches out of them!
If you love classic cookies, you will also want to try my delicious Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies recipe.
What you need to make this recipe:
- Gluten free flour blend - I tested this recipe using Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Flour Blend and King Arthur's Measure for Measure Gluten Free Blend. That doesn't mean others will not work, I just have not tested other flours.
- Xanthan gum - If your gluten free flour blend doesn’t contain Xanthan Gum or Guar Gum, please add 1 teaspoon.
- Butter - use vegan butter if you are dairy-free.
- Pure vanilla extract - I do not recommend imitation vanilla
- Chocolate chips - Use Lily's or Enjoy life if you need dairy-free or sugar-free chocolate chips
- Chopped walnuts - you can use any nut in these cookies, or omit if you are nut-free.
Recipe step by step directions:
Are you ready to make some cookies? I advise making a double batch of these gluten free chocolate chip cookies and freezing the extras because these cookies freeze really well.
Step 1: Add your dry ingredients to a bowl and whisk to blend.
Step 2: In a smaller bowl, add the wet ingredients and whisk to blend.
Step 3: Pour the wet ingredients on top of your dry ingredients. Add the chocolate chips and nuts.
Step 4: Use a cookie scoop to drop your cookie dough onto a cookie sheet. I lined my cookie sheet with parchment paper. You can use parchment paper, use a non-stick cookie sheet, or grease a cookie sheet.
Step 5: Bake the cookies at 350º F. This cookie dough will spread out when baking so leave an inch or two between each cookie dough ball.
You can also make them with different nuts like my Gluten Free Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies recipe.
Make them nut-free:
If you can't eat nuts and are a nut-free household, omit the walnuts. You can substitute something else like freeze-dried strawberries.
You can also use a standing mixer if you prefer for making this simple cookie recipe.
Customize your cookies with even more of your favorite things. Here are some great ideas to try:
- Peanut butter chips
- Heath candy pieces
- Mini marshmallows
- Raisins or different dried fruits
Expert Tips and Recipe FAQ:
You can definitely use different nuts. I also love to use pecans and macadamia nuts! If you want to try a great cookie recipe with macadamia nuts, give this easy gluten free cranberry macadamia nut cookie recipe a try.
Most chocolate chips are gluten free, but my favorites are Ghirardelli, Enjoy Life, Whole 365 (Whole Foods private label), and Hershey's.
These cookies will bake in 8-10 minutes, or when the tops are slightly golden brown. If you are making large oversized cookies, you will need to adjust the baking time longer.
You can easily make these dairy-free by using vegan stick butter and ensuring the chocolate chip brand is dairy-free, like Enjoy Life brand.
To freeze them, allow the cookies to cool completely. Place the cookies in a freezer-safe plastic bag.
More gluten free cookie recipes to try:
These gluten free banana bars are another great way to use chocolate chips in a dessert recipe!
I substituted applesauce for the egg as I am gf, df, ef at the time. They did not spread, but they had great cookie dough texture."Sarah, Pinterest User
Thank you so much for recipe I missed chocolate chip cookies since I quit gluten, dairy, and eggs. Came out delicious."Maria G, Pinterest User
Wow! Wow! Wow! I've settled on using a less than amazing recipe for chocolate chip cookies because at least it resembles a chocolate chip cookie. But the results were inconsistent and I didn't get a thrill from baking them. But these... after failing at so many recipes, these worked! Beautifully! Thank you! Wish I could attach a picture."Ashley
Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies
- 1 ¼ cup gluten free flour blend * see note
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs large
- ½ cup butter + 1 TBSP softened
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- ⅓ cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat the oven to 350º F.
- In a large bowl, add your dry ingredients and whisk well.
- In a smaller bowl, add your wet ingredients and whisk to blend.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, add the chips and walnuts and mix well.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper (if you don't have a non-stick cookie sheet) and use a cookie scoop to drop cookie balls onto the cookie sheet.
- The cookies will spread so leave an inch or two between each cookie.
- Bake 8-10 minutes. Remove to cool on a cooling rack when done baking.
- I have tested this recipe with King Arthur Measure for Measure GF and Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 GF blend in this recipe. That doesn't mean others will not work, I just have not tested other flours.
- If your gluten free flour blend doesn't contain Xanthan Gum, add 1 teaspoon.
- To make this recipe dairy-free, substitute the butter for vegan butter.
- You can easily make monster-sized cookies for ice cream sandwiches. Bake an additional 5 minutes for larger cookies.
- These cookies will keep up to 4 days in an air-tight container, or up to 4 months in the freezer.
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