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Gluten and Dairy Free Cookies: Deliciousness in Every Bite

If you have dietary restrictions or are simply looking to explore healthier baking options, gluten and dairy-free cookies are the perfect treat. These cookies are made with simple ingredients and are just as delightful as traditional cookies. In this guide, we’ll explore various recipes, tips, and everything you need to know about baking the perfect healthy cookies for your family.

Gluten and Dairy Free Cookies: An Introduction

Gluten and dairy free cookies offer a tasty alternative for those who have gluten intolerance, celiac disease, lactose intolerance, or prefer a healthier option. From classic chocolate chip cookies to grain-free variants, these cookies provide a delightful taste without compromising on dietary requirements.

Recipe: Classic Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is a simple and easy-to-follow cookie recipe that yields soft and chewy cookies. Here’s what you need:


  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup gluten-free flour blend
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (melted)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • flax eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chunks (ensure they are gluten and dairy-free)
  • A pinch of salt


  • Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Mix Dry Ingredients: In a large bowl, mix the almond flour, gluten-free flour blend, coconut sugar, and baking soda.
  • Add Wet Ingredients: Stir in the melted coconut oil, vanilla extract, and flax eggs until well combined.
  • Add Chocolate Chunks: Fold in the chocolate chunks evenly.
  • Shape Cookies: Drop tablespoon-sized dough onto the baking sheet, spaced about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake: Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Cool: Allow cookies to cool for 20 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.

This yummy recipe takes just 30 minutes from start to finish!

Tips for Perfect Gluten and Dairy Free Cookies

  • Choose Quality Ingredients: Opt for naturally gluten-free and dairy-free ingredients. For example, use a certified gluten-free flour blend and vegan butter if needed.
  • Be Mindful of Texture: Achieve soft and chewy cookies by not overbaking. Check them at 12 minutes to ensure the desired texture.
  • Experiment with Flavors: Don’t limit yourself to classic chocolate chip cookies; explore with grain-free or other flavor options.

Alternative Gluten and Dairy-Free Cookie Recipe: Grain Free Cookies

For those who prefer grain-free options, this alternative recipe delivers a unique taste and texture.


  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 flax eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Follow the same steps as above but bake for just 10-12 minutes for a softer, grain-free version.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Use Regular Sugar Instead of Coconut Sugar?

Yes, you can substitute regular sugar, but coconut sugar offers a unique flavor.

How Long Will These Cookies Stay Fresh?

Stored in an airtight container, they should remain fresh for up to a week.

Can I Freeze Gluten and Dairy-Free Cookies?

Absolutely! They freeze well and can be enjoyed at a later date.

Conclusion: Gluten and Dairy Free Cookies for Everyone!

These cookies offer a scrumptious alternative to traditional cookies. With naturally gluten-free and dairy-free ingredients and simple baking techniques, these cookies cater to various dietary needs without sacrificing taste.

Whether you’re baking classic chocolate chip cookies or experimenting with grain-free options, this guide equips you with the recipes, tips, and insights needed to enjoy delicious gluten and dairy-free cookies.

You can also try Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies, Trash Cookies, and our popular Molasses Cookie.

By following these recipes and incorporating the tips provided, you’ll be able to create delightful cookies that are soft, chewy, and bursting with flavor. Enjoy the process of baking these wholesome treats, and share them with friends and family who will appreciate both the taste and the health benefits.

Remember, cookies are not just a dietary necessity for some; they are a delicious and nutritious choice for all!

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