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Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes 12 cookies

These delicious gluten free cookies are the perfect accompaniment with a cup of tea! Quick and easy to make. 

Free from Gluten, Soya, Wheat, Dairy, Nuts


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  1. Line two baking trays with parchment and pre-heat the oven.
  2. Put the flour, sugar, bicarbonate of soda, xanthan gum and salt into a bowl and stir well to combine.
  3. Pour in the oil, vanilla and egg and mix well.
  4. Using your hands, gather everything together into a dough.
  5. Add the chocolate chips and work them into the dough with your fingers.
  6. Spoon 6 piles of dough onto each prepared baking tray leaving space around each mound of dough.
  7. Bake for 18 mins until the cookies are light brown on the edges and still slightly soft in the middle.
  8. Leave to cool on the tray for 5 minutes then transfer the cookies to a cooling rack.


2 x baking trays and parchment paper and mixing bowl.


180°C, Fan 160°C, 350°F, Gas 4

Cooking time

18 minutes
This is a great recipe! The cookies spread out just enough so they don’t merge and it doesn’t just become a layer of thick crumbs. They taste great and haven’t found any other recipe like it! Definitely recommend them and will be making them again soon!
By Julie
06 May 2019
These cookies taste amazing! I think the whole batch was eaten within 2 days! I used 1.5 eggs to reach the perfect consistency and cornstarch instead of Xantham gum as I couldn't find any anywhere. Will definitely be making these again!
By Catherine
02 Apr 2019
Baked these today withy 4 year old and they were a hit! I used two eggs after reading the review on here, but needed to add more flour at the end. Baked for 18mins and they were perfect. Quite cakey in the middle but when you’re gluten free you aren’t that fussy! Added marshmallows to the tops of a few which was nice. Will definitely bake again.
By Josephine
31 Mar 2019
Made these with egg replacer as we have an egg allergy in the family. I also used dark chocolate chunks instead of chocolate chips. They have been a complete hit
By Naima Mohamed
10 Sep 2018
Made these cookies and they’re lovely. Great activity for kids too. My only problem was the consistency when I only used one egg. With two it was perfect. I also expected them to flatten out more but not too bothered about that.
By Rachael
08 Aug 2018
Sadly I was really disappointed with these cookies - not because of the taste, but because they didn't flatten out into cookies during the cooking time and just remained as balls of dough, ending up looking more like rock cakes! Whenever I've made cookies in the past its been with butter or a spread rather than oil - this recipe doesn't specify a type of oil so I just used the veg oil I had to hand, so I don't know if it was that that was the problem. I also found that the dough was extremely dry when I mixed it and so had to add extra oil for the dough to bind. I used all Doves other GF ingredients so not really sure why it didn't work, but after 15 mins of the cooking time I just had to take the cookies out and try and flatten them manually before they looked more like rock cakes. I'm a fairly experienced GF baker and always make sure I'm accurate with quantities when following a new recipe so very disappointed these didn't work.
By Leila Cox
04 Jul 2018

Hi. Sorry to hear of your disappointment.  We are unsure as to what has gone wrong here with your cookies, using vegetable oil is fine and if it helps please see our YouTube video for extra guidance.  Best wishes, Doves Farm.  

By Doves Farm
27 Jul 2018
Very yummy and easy to make. I swapped the bicarb and xanthan for 1tsp baking powder and they tasted very yummy. Made 7 very large cookies with the above quantities, and will try different combinations with fudge, cranberries, etc next time.
By Gemma
30 Jun 2018

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