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Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Author: Christine Waltermyer
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 28 cookies 1x


Gluten-Free, Egg-Free

Who says healthy cookies can’t taste like an indulgence? These gluten-free cookies are
secretly healthy but have that crispy-chewy texture and flavor of a traditional chocolate
chip cookie. Go ahead and enjoy!



  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar or raw cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup softened organic palm shortening (you can also use vegan butter or refined coconut oil)
  • 1/4 cup brown rice syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin macadamia nut oil (or any kind of high heat baking oil)
  • 1 flax egg (1 Tbsp. flaxseed meal + 3 Tbsp. water)
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot flour
  • 1 1/2 cups whole grain oat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet carob chips


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2. In a large bowl, cream the coconut sugar and palm shortening together using a fork. Add the vanilla extract and mix well.
3. Add the macadamia nut oil, flax egg, sea salt, and the brown rice syrup, making sure that each ingredient is well incorporated before adding the next one.
4. Add the arrowroot flour and oat flour to the mixture. Stir until combined. Add the baking soda and mix until you have a nice, smooth dough.
5. Fold in the carob chips.
6. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using an ice-cream scoop or a tablespoon, place equal round portions of the cookie dough spaced a few inches apart on the sheet.
7. Bake in the preheated 350 degree F. oven for 10 mins, or until the cookie edges are lightly browned.
8. Remove from the oven and transfer the cookies to a cooling rack to cool. Repeat
with remaining cookie dough. Store leftover cookies in an airtight container
at room temperature for up to 3 days. Cookies can also be frozen for up to one

Tip: This cookie dough can be chilled before baking to give an even crispier texture to
the cookies.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Gluten-Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies


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