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chocolate chip cookies

Vegan and Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Dessert
  • Diet: Vegan


These chocolate chip cookies are made with just 7 ingredients and they’re completely oil free, gluten free and vegan! If you’re looking for a tasty dessert that everyone can enjoy, these cookies are perfect!


  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 tablespoons applesauce (see note)
  • 1/4 cup agave or maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 cup dairy free mini chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine the almond meal, salt, and baking soda in a small bowl.
  3. Stir in the applesauce, sweetener, and vanilla until mixed.
  4. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  5. Drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto a baking pan. It should make about 12 small cookies.
  6. Flatten them out a bit with the back of the spoon. (They won’t spread much.)
  7. Bake for 9-11 minutes, checking after 9 minutes. These can burn easily so make sure you keep a close eye on them. Depending on your oven, you may need to move them to the top rack so the bottoms don’t burn.
  8. Let sit for a few minutes to cool, then enjoy!


I prefer to use applesauce in these cookies to keep them oil free. But if you’d like to substitute oil instead, you can use a natural oil like avocado oil or grapeseed oil.

Be sure to use dairy-free chocolate chips to keep these cookies vegan. I like the Enjoy Life brand of dairy-free chips.

Keywords: vegan and gluten free chocolate chip cookies