These are my all-time favorite Gluten-Free Cookie Recipes! Over 20 delicious gluten-free cookies (mostly vegan and refined sugar-free, too) to bake up any time of the year. From classic chocolate chip to soft and chewy snickerdoodles…you will find something you love.

Is there anything better than a warm freshly baked cookie straight from the oven? It’s safe to say cookies are my love language. I’m over 10 years into running a baking blog, and I still can never get enough delicious cookie recipes in my life. At this point, I find myself baking up a batch every week to satisfy my cookie cravings! The best part? These cookie recipes are full of nutritious real-food ingredients, fiber, healthy fats, and free of refined sugar, eggs, and dairy!

I knew it was time to share the ultimate roundup combining my two favorite things: gluten-free baking and homemade cookies! Most of these cookies use easy-to-find gluten-free flours like almond flour, oat flour, or coconut flour. There are over 20 recipes featuring classic chocolate chip, snickerdoodles, and jammy thumbprints! All these cookie recipes are not only gluten-free, they’re also vegan, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free with tons of paleo options.

  • If chocolate is involved, make sure to use high-quality chocolate! I love using chocolate chunks instead of chips for ultimate meltiness.
  • Chilling the dough will pretty much always help. It gives the flavor time to develop and helps the cookies hold their shape well. If you have time, it’s recommended!
  • Cookie dough is so easy to freeze! I recommend scooping the cookie dough into balls, freezing until firm on a baking sheet, and then moving them to a zip bag for longer-term storage. Then you can have cookies on demand!

PALEO CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Gluten-Free – Dairy-Free – Vegan – Soy-Free – Refined Sugar-Free – Paleo

These are the GOAT! This recipe for Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies is my go-to cookie recipe and I have it memorized because I make it so often. People never guess these are gluten-free, grain-free, paleo, and refined sugar-free – they’re just good cookies. This is one of my most popular recipes.


GLUTEN-FREE SOURDOUGH CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Gluten-Free – Dairy-Free – Vegan – Soy-Free – Refined Sugar-Free

These Gluten-Free Sourdough Chocolate Chip Cookies are going to be your new favorite way to use your gluten-free sourdough discard! They’re dairy-free, vegan, and some of the best cookies you’ll ever have.


CHEWY SNICKERDOODLES

Gluten-Free – Dairy-Free – Vegan – Soy-Free – Refined Sugar-Free – Paleo

These Paleo Vegan Snickerdoodles are thick, chewy, and pillowy soft with a delicious cinnamon-sugar coating. They’re perfect for healthy holiday baking or whenever a cookie craving strikes!

These Paleo & Vegan Snickerdoodles are some of the chewiest, softest cookies ever, with tons of cinnamon and a delectably crunchy cinnamon sugar coating. You'll be making them again and again!

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT COOKIES

Gluten-Free – Dairy-Free – Vegan – Soy-Free – Refined Sugar-Free – Paleo

These Double Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies are soft, fudgy, and incredibly chocolatey! These irresistible cookies are loaded with melty dark chocolate chunks and crunchy hazelnuts, and you’d never guess they’re gluten-free, paleo, and vegan. 


GLUTEN-FREE VEGAN LEMON COOKIES

Gluten-Free – Dairy-Free – Vegan – Soy-Free – Refined Sugar-Free

These Gluten-Free Vegan Lemon Cookies are soft in texture, sweet, and tangy, thanks to the fresh lemon juice and zest. If you’re a lemon dessert lover, these are for you!


GLUTEN-FREE VEGAN ALMOND CRESCENT COOKIES

Gluten-Free – Dairy-Free – Vegan – Soy-Free – Refined Sugar-Free

These Vegan Almond Crescent Cookies are crispy, buttery, and made with almond flour for a gluten-free cookie that’s perfect for serving with coffee, tea, or hot cocoa! You’ll love this healthier take on a classic crescent cookie.


PEANUT BUTTER OATMEAL COOKIES

Gluten-Free – Dairy-Free – Vegan – Soy-Free – Refined Sugar-Free

These Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies are incredibly soft and loaded with peanut butter flavor. They’re vegan, refined sugar-free, and gluten-free. This simple recipe will become a quick favorite for any peanut butter fans.

These Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies are incredibly soft and loaded with peanut butter flavor. They're vegan, refined sugar-free, and gluten-free. This simple recipe will become a quick favorite for any peanut butter fans.

VEGAN CHOCOLATE CRINKLE COOKIES

Gluten-Free – Dairy-Free – Vegan – Soy-Free – Refined Sugar-Free – Paleo-Friendly

You’ll want to make a double batch of these Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Crinkle Cookies – one for you, and one to share! These paleo-friendly cookies are perfect for lunchboxes, the holidays, or even a weeknight dessert – thankfully, they come together quickly!

You'll want to make a double batch of these Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Crinkle Cookies - one for you, and one to share! These paleo-friendly cookies are perfect for lunchboxes, the holidays, or even a weeknight dessert - thankfully, they come together quickly!

FLOURLESS ALMOND BUTTER CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Gluten-Free – Dairy-Free – Vegan – Soy-Free – Refined Sugar-Free – Paleo

These naturally Flourless Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are so tender that they melt in your mouth! These flavorful cookies have just 5 ingredients and they are gluten-free, Paleo, refined sugar-free and vegan.

These naturally Flourless Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are so tender that they melt in your mouth! These flavorful cookies have just 5 ingredients and they are gluten-free, Paleo, refined sugar-free and vegan.

SOFT CHOCOLATE CHIP PUMPKIN COOKIES

Gluten-Free – Dairy-Free – Vegan – Soy-Free – Refined Sugar-Free – Paleo

These Soft Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies are a cakey and delicious spiced cookie that’s loaded with chocolate! If you like softer cookies, you’ll adore these gluten-free, paleo + vegan pumpkin cookies.

These Soft Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies are a cakey and delicious spiced cookie that’s loaded with chocolate! If you like softer cookies, you’ll adore these gluten-free, paleo + vegan pumpkin cookies.

COCONUT FLOUR CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Gluten-Free – Dairy-Free – Vegan – Soy-Free – Refined Sugar-Free – Paleo

These Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies are ready in just 20 minutes and they are SO gooey, thick, and delicious. These easy cookies are Paleo, vegan, and nut-free.


SALTED CARAMEL THUMBPRINT COOKIES

Gluten-Free – Dairy-Free – Vegan – Soy-Free – Refined Sugar-Free – Paleo

6 Ingredient Salted Caramel Thumbprint Cookies made healthier with vegan caramel, dark chocolate & a gluten-free paleo shortbread cookie base! Perfect for the holidays or whenever you have a cookie craving!

These Salted Caramel Thumbprint Cookies are super easy to make with only 6 ingredients total! The tender gluten-free and Paleo shortbread cookies are filled with a no-cook vegan caramel and topped off with a dark chocolate drizzle and flaky sea salt. They're perfect for the holidays!

PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Gluten-Free – Dairy-Free – Vegan – Soy-Free – Refined Sugar-Free

For the best gluten-free, vegan cookie, these Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies will be your new go-to! Made with delicious peanut butter cups and dark chocolate chunks, you won’t believe they’re grain-free, dairy-free, and lightly sweetened with coconut sugar!

You need to try these delicious Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies - they're full of chopped up mini peanut butter cups that we fold into the dough along with the dark chocolate chunks! You'll love these gluten-free, grain-free, refined sugar-free, and vegan cookies. 

GLUTEN-FREE VEGAN SNOWBALL COOKIES

Gluten-Free – Dairy-Free – Vegan – Soy-Free – Refined Sugar-Free – Paleo-Friendly

These Gluten-Free Vegan Snowball Cookies bring back so many memories! With a crisp, buttery pecan cookie rolled into a powdery sugar, these cookies will make your mouth water. These are refined sugar-free and keto-optional!


FLOURLESS STRAWBERRY CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Gluten-Free – Dairy-Free – Vegan – Soy-Free – Refined Sugar-Free – Paleo

These Flourless Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies are thick, gooey and SO delicious, with a fruity strawberry flavor and melty chocolate chips. They’re gluten-free, paleo, and vegan, and made with just six ingredients!


GLUTEN-FREE CHAI SUGAR COOKIES

Gluten-Free – Dairy-Free – Vegan – Soy-Free – Refined Sugar-Free – Paleo-Friendly

Meet your new favorite chewy cookie – these Gluten-Free Vegan Chai Sugar Cookies! These Paleo-friendly cookies have a crispy exterior with a tender, chewy center. They’re the perfect pairing for nut milk, tea, or coffee.

Meet your new favorite chewy cookie - these Gluten-Free Vegan Chai Sugar Cookies! These Paleo-friendly cookies have a crispy exterior with a tender, chewy center. They're the perfect pairing for nut milk, tea, or coffee.

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE CHUNK COOKIES

Gluten-Free – Dairy-Free – Vegan – Soy-Free – Refined Sugar-Free – Paleo-Friendly

These Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies are incredibly rich and dark, with melty chocolate chunks and toasted walnuts for crunch. These chewy, fudgy dark chocolate chip cookies are gluten-free, paleo, and vegan, and perfect for the chocolate lover in your life. 


PEANUT BUTTER OATMEAL RAISIN COOKIES

Gluten-Free – Dairy-Free – Vegan – Soy-Free – Refined Sugar-Free

My favorite ever Healthy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Raisin Cookies that are gluten-free, vegan, and refined sugar-free! Incredibly soft and chewy with crisp outer edges. Packed with rich peanut butter flavor, these oatmeal cookies are simply delicious!

These Peanut Butter Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are the best oatmeal raisin cookies I've ever had! They're incredibly soft and chewy, with crispy edges and MAJOR peanut butter flavor. You won't believe they're gluten-free, refined sugar-free and vegan.

MOCHA CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Gluten-Free – Dairy-Free – Vegan – Soy-Free – Refined Sugar-Free – Paleo

Calling all coffee lovers! These Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies are irresistibly good, with the flavor of espresso shining through and dark chocolate chunks in every bite. You wouldn’t guess that they’re gluten-free, paleo and vegan.

Calling all coffee lovers! These Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies are irresistibly good, with the flavor of espresso shining through and dark chocolate chunks in every bite. You wouldn't guess that they're gluten-free, paleo and vegan.

OATMEAL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Gluten-Free – Dairy-Free – Vegan – Soy-Free – Refined Sugar-Free

Healthy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies will be your new favorite! Loaded with extra chocolate chunks and perfectly crispy edges and chewy texture. These cookies are vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free, making them healthy enough for breakfast!

These Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are gooey in the center with crispy edges and big chocolate chunks, just as the best cookies are! These delicious cookies are gluten-free, refined sugar free, and vegan.

GLUTEN-FREE JAM THUMBPRINT COOKIES

Gluten-Free – Dairy-Free – Vegan – Soy-Free – Refined Sugar-Free – Paleo

These Jam Thumbprint Cookies are a simple and delicious cookie made with only four ingredients! You won’t be able to have just one of these gluten-free, vegan, and Paleo-friendly cookies.

These Jam Thumbprint Cookies are a simple and delicious cookie made with only four ingredients! You won't be able to have just one of these gluten-free, vegan, and Paleo-friendly cookies.

CRANBERRY PECAN CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Gluten-Free – Dairy-Free – Vegan – Soy-Free – Refined Sugar-Free – Paleo

Meet your new favorite cranberry pecan chocolate chip cookies! Perfectly crisp edges mixed with gooey chocolate chips and toasted pecans! The best homemade chocolate chip cookies to make for the holidays. Gluten-free, paleo, and vegan friendly!


SOFT GINGERBREAD COOKIES

Gluten-Free – Dairy-Free – Vegan – Soy-Free – Refined Sugar-Free – Paleo

These Soft Gingerbread Cookies will be a holiday staple! They’re incredibly soft, chewy and flavorful from the molasses and warm spices. These gluten-free, paleo, and vegan cookies are sure to be a hit!

These Soft Gingerbread Cookies will be a holiday staple! They're incredibly chewy with tons of flavor from the molasses and warm spices. These gluten-free, paleo, and vegan cookies are sure to be a hit.

GLUTEN-FREE CRANBERRY ORANGE COOKIES

Gluten-Free – Dairy-Free – Vegan – Soy-Free – Refined Sugar-Free – Paleo

These Gluten-Free Cranberry Orange Cookies are soft, chewy and bursting with flavor! They’re loaded with cinnamon, orange zest, fresh tart cranberries, and chewy dried cranberries. Perfect for the holidays!

These Gluten-Free Cranberry Orange Cookies are soft, chewy and bursting with flavor! They're loaded with cinnamon, orange zest, fresh tart cranberries, and chewy dried cranberries. Perfect for the holidays!
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This recipe for Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies is my go-to cookie recipe! My taste testers had no idea these cookies were gluten-free, grain-free, paleo, and refined sugar-free! This is one of my most popular recipes. These cookies can easily be made vegan.

20+ Gluten-Free Cookie Recipes: The BEST Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Author: Bakerita | Rachel Conners
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12 to 16 cookies 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

These are the BEST Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies! No one guesses that these cookies are gluten-free, grain-free, paleo, and refined sugar-free! You can easily make the cookies vegan. Plus, more than 20 other gluten-free cookie recipes!


Ingredients

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  • ½ cup (100grefined coconut oilsoftened, similar in texture to softened butter, use refined coconut oil if you want no coconut flavor
  • ⅔ cup (96gcoconut sugar
  • 1 large egg or flax eggroom temperature or for vegan/to eat the dough, use a flax egg: mix 1 tablespoon flax meal + 2.5 tablespoons water and let gel for 10 minutes before using
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2¼ cups (220gblanched almond flour
  • 1 cup (6 ounceschopped dark chocolatesee Notes
  • Flaky sea saltto sprinkle on top, optional

Instructions

  1. Mix together the coconut oil and coconut sugar until smooth. Add the egg or flax egg and vanilla extract and stir until smooth.
  2. Add the almond flour, salt, and baking soda to the wet ingredients. Mix until well incorporated. Fold in the chopped chocolate.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour (or up to 48 hours). You don’t NEED to refrigerate the dough if you don’t have time, but it’s recommended for the best flavor and texture.
  4. When you’re ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350ºF. Use a cookie scoop (using this size will give you 12 cookies, using this smaller size will give you about 20) to form cookies and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet; press down slightly. Sprinkle with flaky sea salt if desired. Bake for about 10 or until just beginning to turn golden brown around the edges.
  5. Store leftover cookies in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator up to 3 days.

Notes

For the flax egg, combine 1.5 tablespoons flax meal + 4 tablespoons water in a small bowl. Whisk and let set for 10 minutes, until thickened. If you prefer, you can use a regular egg + one egg yolk.

Keywords: gluten-free cookies, gluten-free chocolate chip cookies, vegan chocolate chip cookies

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