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Gluten-free, Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love cookies. And if I have any in my house I’m sure to eat them ALL. Which is why I only bake batches for loved ones or when I can give them away (after eating 4 or 5, of course). Check out this updated recipe that is now vegan. Woohoo! As an adjustment, you can add gluten-free oats. Makes a very hearty cookie.

Gluten/Dairy/Refined Sugar-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

1.5 c white rice flour
1 c tapioca flour
1/2 t salt
1/2 t baking powder
1 t xanthan gum
1/2 c canola oil
1/2 c agave nectar
1 c dark chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl, adding chocolate chips at the very end. Spray baking sheet with canola oil or other spray. Scoop medium sized dough balls onto cookie sheet. Flatten with a fork or spoon. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

Happy Eating!
xoHeather :)

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  • Jackie Kissing

    Did you really mean to use 1 cup of oil here? My batch was dripping with oil. I thought a cup was far too much but after checking your site again that is what it said. All I can taste is the oil.

  • admin

    Hi Jackie,

    Thanks for asking! Mine had the opposite affect and sometimes I have to add water if there isn’t enough moisture. If you are finding that 1 cup is too much canola oil – you can do 1/2 c oil and then add water as you mix until you get the right consistency.

    Are you using rice and tapioca flour? Flour consistency can play a roll as can the moisture in the air where you live! :)

    Keep me posted and feel free to share what worked for you.
    Happy Eating!

  • Maya Alford

    Sorry, I wanted so badly for these cookies to turn out but like the other reader stated – far too oily! I was sad to throw the entire batch out. I ended up using an old-fashioned choco cookie recipe – substituting rice and tapioca flour for wheat flour, Earth Balance vegan stick for butter, organic brown sugar, EnerG egg substitute for egg, and dairy free choco chips-they were delish! Love your green smoothie recipe though…I drink it every day…thanks!

  • admin


    Thanks for sharing!
    Cut the oil down by half and you’ll be good to go. Your creation sounds lovely as well.

    Thanks for reading and cooking and sharing!
    xoHeather :)

  • shari

    I made these cookies this morning. I did not flatten them because I was not sure if they would spread. They did not, but they taste great. I will definitely be making them again. Thanks.

  • admin


    Thanks so much for sharing – these cookies are my fave!

    Happy Eating!

  • Ket

    I love cookies and I will always love cooking! This so yummy! 5/5!

  • Sheryl

    Thank you so much for this recipe — it was a little savior for me! I don’t eat wheat, gluten, eggs or dairy, so finding something to bake that I enjoyed has been a challenge, until now! My husband who’s diet is not as restricted as mine and can enjoy any ol’ cookie he wants, absolutely loved these…. he is quite the cookie connoisseur :)

  • admin

    I’m so glad you love it! I am a HUGE cookie connoisseur – so I had to find a way to eat healthy cookies. :)

    Look forward to seeing you more on the blog!

    xoHeather :)

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