Gluten and dairy-free chocolate chip cookies

Serves: Makes about 24

Gluten and dairy-free chocolate chip cookies

Rather like the gluten and dairy-free brownies, don’t be fooled into thinking that these cookies might be any healthier than a classic cookie made with butter and plain flour.  I offer this recipe simply to allow those people with certain food intolerances not to miss out on treats. You can buy dairy-free chocolate chips online or use good quality plain chocolate that usually is dairy-free (although as with the nut allergy thing they can’t guarantee it).


  • 300g gluten-free flour
  • 75g ground almonds
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 230g light muscovado sugar
  • 70g caster sugar
  • 100ml light olive oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 300g chocolate chips (I use a mixture of dark and milk –chips or chopped up bars)
Gluten and dairy-free chocolate chip cookies


  1. Heat the oven to 200˚c, fan oven 180˚c, mark 6. Line 2 baking sheets with non-stick baking parchment. Mix together the gluten-free flour, ground almonds and baking powder.
  2. In a separate bowl beat together the sugars, olive oil, eggs and vanilla extract. Stir in the flour mixture followed by the chocolate chips.
  3. Place tablespoons of the cookie dough on the baking sheets, allowing plenty of room between the cookies. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes until light golden and just firm in the centre. Leave for a minute to harden before transferring on to a wire rack to cool completely.  Store in an airtight container.
Gluten and dairy-free chocolate chip cookies