Gluten-free cookies recipe

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Dairy-free and gluten-free cookies are perfect if you're on a special diet. They don't miss out on any flavour

  • healthy
Preparation Time15 mins
Cooking Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins plus cooling
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories133 Kcal7%
Sugar7.6 g8%
Fat5.9 g8%
Saturated Fat2.1 g11%
Salt0.12 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein1.4 g3%
Carbohydrates18 g7%
Salt0.12 gRow 7 - Cell 2

Making gluten-free cookies couldn't be easier with this four step recipe that makes 16 delicious cookies.

This gluten-free cookies recipe is great for those who are in need of an alternative to classic chocolate chip cookies (opens in new tab). Not only is this recipe gluten-free, it's dairy-free too. We've used dairy-free spread and gluten free plain flour, along with plain chocolate and vanilla essence for that classic crunch. However, you can also make these cookies a little more exciting by adding dark chocolate chips with 70% cocoa, also vegan, they make a great double-chocolate addition. You could also add grated orange peel or desiccated coconut for a fresher flavour.


  • 100g dairy-free spread
  • 75g light muscovado sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 200g gluten-free plain flour
  • 1tsp gluten-free baking powder
  • 100g dairy-free plain chocolate, chopped




  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/Fan 170°C/Gas Mark 5 and line 2 baking sheets with baking paper. Using an electric mixer or wooden spoon, beat the spread and sugar together until soft and creamy.
  2. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract. Sift in the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the chopped chocolate and mix to form a firm dough.
  3. Roll the dough into 16 even-sized balls and place on the baking sheets allowing space between each one for them to spread. Flatten slightly with your fingers or the back of a fork and bake for 15 mins until golden.
  4. Leave on the baking sheets for 5 mins before transferring to a wire rack to cool. As they cool the cookies will become firm and crisp. Store in an airtight container.

Top tips for making gluten free cookies

If you find that your chocolate chip cookies are falling apart, scoop the material into smaller chunks before putting them in the oven. The smaller-sized cookies will hold themselves together a lot better than larger sizes and have an overall less chance of crumbling during the cooking process.

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