The BEST Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies (gluten-free)

March 20, 2020

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.

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!

These are the BEST healthy gluten-free Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies with a chewy consistency and they taste like the cookies you’d snag at a bakery in town.

What ingredients we’ll need to bake these:

  • Grass-fed butter – you can also use vegan butter if needed.
  • Pasture-raised egg – I haven’t tested with flax egg. If you do, let me know!
  • 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.
  • 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 but I haven’t tried with almond flour yet.
  • Dark chocolate chips – I always use these (code RACHL for free shipping)
  • Chopped walnuts – the best addition!!

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

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

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.

  • Author: Rachel
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 12-14 cookies 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1 stick grass-fed butter (or sub vegan butter)
  • 1 pasture-raised egg*
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup almond meal*
  • 1 cup gluten-free oat flour*
  • 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

*I haven’t tested subs

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

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7 Responses

  1. Rachel, you’ve done it! The perfect gf (and in my case, dairy free) chocolate chip cookie recipe! Even my husband (who prefers his desserts classically with dairy and gluten) said this cookie was the closest to a traditional chocolate chip cookie of all the other cookies I’ve tried to make. I did sub in almond flour for almond meal, and instead of vegan butter (because i don’t have it) i used equal amounts of coconut oil melted down/sauteed with crushed pecans and then took the pecans out. I opted for a cookie without any nuts and seriously this cookie was PERFECT. It will from here on out be my go-to. thank you!

  2. These really are unbelievable! I subbed a gluten free flour blend instead of the oat flour and used clarified butter and they came out a little fluffier than the pictures shown. Generally I am wary of healthier baking recipes because they don’t always live up to the real thing, but this was not the case here. These came out fluffy, chocolate-y, and the perfect sweet/salty mix. So happy to have found such a delicious recipe that is gluten free and can be made lactose free as well!

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