Easy Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Every fall, one of my CSAs, Rare Earth Farm, has the best party!  Members gather to walk the farm, carve pumpkins, feast on delicious, healthy food and get warmed by a roaring bonfire.  Most years I come home with a great recipe or two—this year for Easy Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies. 

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

I was especially excited by this since I have friends with special dietary needs that I like to be able to cook for.  Gluten-free is one of the biggies today, but baking without wheat flour has its challenges.  Who wouldn’t like an alternative to the typical buying and mixing… oh, 24 teeny bits of this and that as a flour substitute…   

When I found the member who baked these cookies, she mentioned that the recipe’s author, (Camilla Saulsbury whose coconut cookbook I reviewed) believes cooking gluten free shouldn’t be fussy.  And she has developed a number of recipes that use just chickpea flour to make things easy. Easy?  One flour?  Sounds good to me! 

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

After gobbling down handfuls of some Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies at the party (and forcibly dragging my husband from the dessert table), I was excited to try making them myself.  They mixed up just like regular chocolate chip cookies and actually seemed more resistant to getting hard when baking (have you ever turned out rock hard chocolate cookies like I have?). 

I served them after a dinner party we were hosting and our guests confirmed they couldn’t taste chickpeas; they noted the delightfully chewy texture.  Yes! 

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies closeup

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies closeup

If there was one downside, it was that the cookie dough—pre-baking—tasted distinctly of chickpeas…  So if your main reason for baking Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies is dough snitching, you’ll have to keep looking.  If you’re a dough snitcher on a diet however…

With so many people eating gluten free today, I am excited to add these cookies to my pantry! 

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies served

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies served

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
Serves 24
Betcha can't tell these are Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies! And made with a one ingredient flour (chickpea flour), they are easy too!
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203 calories
28 g
29 g
9 g
3 g
5 g
46 g
78 g
23 g
0 g
3 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 203
Calories from Fat 79
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g
Saturated Fat 5g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 29mg
Sodium 78mg
Total Carbohydrates 28g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 23g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 2/3 cup brown sugar
  2. 8 Tablespoons butter, softened
  3. 2 large eggs
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  5. 2 cups chickpea flour
  6. ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  7. ½ teaspoon baking soda
  8. ¼ teaspoon salt
  9. 2 cups chocolate chips
  1. With an electric mixer, beat butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Scrape the sides of the bowl, then add egg and vanilla. Beat for 1 minute.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder and baking soda. Stir into butter mix until just blended. Stir in the chocolate chips
  3. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 1 – 24 hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 325 F. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray or line with parchment paper (the first is greener, the second will result in more perfectly shaped cookies).
  5. Scoop heaping tablespoons of dough 2 inches apart onto baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes until set and slightly golden on the edges. Remove from pan to cool.
Adapted from Camilla Saulsbury
Adapted from Camilla Saulsbury
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12 thoughts on “Easy Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. cheri

    Hi Inger, chickpea flour, who knew. My daughter-in-law has problems with gluten will have to pick some up, saw that Bob’s red mill has a product. So nice your CSA has a party like that.

    1. Inger Post author

      I am using Bob’s Red Mill right now–and planning to try grinding my own. That will be a future post if it works!

  2. Denise

    Thanks for the step-by-step guide. I can’t wait to try this out. I really am looking for a chocolate-chip cookie recipe that is friendly to my diet regimen. Thanks for sharing. Hungry for more posts.

  3. Barbara

    I use almond flour a lot and also made a couple things with coconut flour, but never with chickpea flour. Your cookies look delicious…you’d never guess gluten free.

    1. Inger Post author

      I have used almond flour too but in limited applications like (usually failed) macarons or linzer pie crusts. I’ll have to keep my eyes open more there Barbara…

  4. David

    I use chickpea flour in so many things but never considered it for sweets. I will give this a try sometime – but must admit that, even though my post this week is one for cookies (!!!!!), I rarely bake them. Too easy to eat… 🙂

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