The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever, Period (and Gluten-Free!)

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The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever, Period (and Gluten-Free!)

MAKES 20 COOKIES We don’t think there’s a better chocolate chip cookie out there, gluten-free or otherwise. They’re just that good. If you can, splurge on high-end chocolate chips, such as Barry Callebaut, Guittard, or Peter’s Burgundy, for this now not-so-secret adaptation of a recipe from beloved baker Lisa Lan of San Francisco’s Bumblebee Bakeshop. Quality ingredients make the difference. But be warned: you’ll be spoiled for life.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword cookes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 20 cookies
Calories 146 kcal


  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons molasses
  • 1 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla paste or vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 egg, at room temperature
  • 2 cups gluten-free flour blend (we like Cup4Cup)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips or chunks
  • 2/3 cups bittersweet chocolate chips or chunks


  1. Preheat oven 325°F. In a large bowl, combine the sugars, molasses, vanilla paste, and butter and mix well. Add the egg and mix until smooth.
  2. Sift together the flour, salt, and baking soda and mix into the batter just until incorporated. Fold in the chocolate chips just until evenly incorporated.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Shape the dough into balls, using about 2 tablespoons of dough per ball. Space them evenly on the baking sheet, at least 2 inches apart. Bake for 15 minutes or until edges are browned but centers are still soft. Cool on the pan. Repeat with any remaining dough.
Nutrition Facts
The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever, Period (and Gluten-Free!)
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 146 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 0.3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 26mg9%
Sodium 150mg7%
Potassium 23mg1%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 225IU5%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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4 Comments on “The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever, Period (and Gluten-Free!)”

  1. Avatar for Jennifer

    Have you tried this with Bob’s Red Mill 1-1 Baking flour? I sometime find that Cup4Cup makes a gummy batter and prefer the bob’s in some recipes.

  2. Avatar for Erika

    Yes! We find that sometimes one works better than the other for sure, depending on the recipe!

  3. Avatar for Maura Lynch

    5 stars
    Well, these were super good – another GFF Mag winner (I’ve never had a clinker of a recipe!). My variations:

    I included about a 1/4 c less butter because 1) I can’t do butter anymore, and 2) that’s all I had remaining of my alternative, which is “Melt Organic Salted Butter Sticks made from plants.” They were really tasty, just didn’t spread as flat as they otherwise would have if I’d had the full amount in there.

    2) I had partial amounts of three all-purp GF flour blends in my cupboard- worked fine !

    3) Was about a 1/4 c shy on chocolate chips but boy these were really chippy even shorted the full amount. So nummy though!

    4) Added some zest of orange and mmm mmm good!

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