The BEST Classic Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies made with all gluten-free ingredients, no refined sugars and made with only a few key ingredients.

The BEST Classic Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies made with all gluten-free ingredients, no refined sugars and made with only a few key ingredients.

It is no secret that ya girl loves herself a good cookie.

Chocolate chip cookies are forever my favorite dessert. We even served milk and cookies at our wedding as one of the desserts. A little sea salt sprinkled on top of the cookie and dipped in some nut milk, and I am in heaven. You want to know what makes the perfect cookie? Then keep reading!

These cookies though take things up a few notches. I love all of the cookie recipes I share here on the blog, but these are really the best classic cookie if you are looking for a more traditional cookie. I love my Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies, my Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies (paleo + vegan) and Healthy Classic Sugar Cookie Cut Outs (paleo) too, but these may be a top contender. Jordan said it is his favorite recipe to date. And you guys know he isn’t a huge dessert fan!

What ingredients you need need to bake these chocolate chip walnut cookies:

  • Grass-fed butter – you can also use vegan butter if needed and readers have had success with coconut oil (please refer to comments!)
  • Pasture-raised egg – readers have had success with flax egg
  • Coconut sugar – I love using this grainier sugar in this recipe. Please don’t sub honey or maple syrup but cane sugar can work too or mix of brown and cane sugar
  • Gluten-free oat flour – or regular oat flour or even spelt flour works.
  • Almond meal – I planned to use almond flour until trader joe’s ran out! Almond meal worked perfectly and almond flour works too
  • Dark chocolate chips – I always use these (code RACHL for free shipping), semi-sweet chocolate chips can work too if you have on hand
  • Chopped walnuts – the best addition!!

How to make the best gluten-free cookies:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. Fully melt the stick of butter in a saucepan or in microwave
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the melted butter (once cooled), egg, coconut sugar and vanilla extract
  4. Mix in the dry ingredients of almond meal, flour and baking powder until smooth
  5. Fold in dark chocolate chips and walnuts
  6. Scoop about 2 tablespoons of cookie dough onto the baking sheet and repeat for remaining dough (leave about 1-2 inches between each cookie)
  7. Sprinkle with some sea salt if desired then bake in oven for 10-12 minutes
  8. Allow the cookies to cool for a few and enjoy!

Tips for success on making a classic chocolate chip cookie:

  • Make sure to use a cookie scooper to make evenly sized dough balls.
  • Once out of the oven transfer over to a wire rack to cool and form that perfect bottom.
  • Make sure to store the cookies in an airtight container for up to a week (if they last that long).
  • If you’re like me and love a cookie out of the freezer or want to freeze for later make sure to use a freezer safe plastic bag.

A few other delicious and healthier cookie recipes to make:

Vegan Funfetti Sugar Cookies (paleo)

Best Ever Gluten-free Monster Cookie Brownies

INSANE Gluten-free Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Everything You Are Craving COOKIES!

The BEST Classic Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies made with all gluten-free ingredients, no refined sugars and made with only a few key ingredients.

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The BEST Classic Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies (gluten-free)

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The BEST Classic Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies made with all gluten-free ingredients, no refined sugars and made with only a few key ingredients.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins

Yield: 12-14 cookies 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 stick grass-fed butter (or sub vegan butter or 1/2 cup solidified coconut oil)
  • 1 pasture-raised egg or flax egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup coconut sugar (or sub cane sugar and/or mix of both cane and brown sugars)
  • 1 1/4 cup almond meal or flour
  • 1 cup gluten-free oat flour (can sub spelt flour too!)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (code RACHL for free shipping)
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. Fully melt the stick of butter in a saucepan or in microwave
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the melted butter (once cooled), egg, coconut sugar and vanilla extract
  4. Mix in the almond meal, flour and baking powder until smooth
  5. Fold in dark chocolate chips and walnuts
  6. Scoop about 2 tablespoons of dough onto the baking sheet and repeat for remaining dough (leave about 1-2 inches between each cookie)
  7. Sprinkle with some sea salt if desired then bake in oven for 10-12 minutes
  8. Allow the cookies to cool for a few and enjoy!

Notes

*If you sub anything please comment below if it worked so we can hear! it helps readers who may not have all of these exact items on hand 🙂 you guys are the best!!

**Store leftovers in airtight container for 5 days or freezer for 2 months (but they will be gone in a day ha!)

  • Author: Rachel