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small batch chocolate chip cookies

(Small Batch) Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

by tw

There aren’t enough adjective to describe how delicious these cookies are.  If you like chocolate chip cookies with chewy edges and soft centers, this is the recipe for you.  This gluten free and dairy free small batch chocolate chip cookie recipe makes 5 bakery sized cookies.  Perfect for when you just want a little something sweet without the temptation of dozens of cookies in the house.

Why You'll Love This Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

  • It’s quick to make! Doesn’t require any chill time.
  • Makes on 5, large sized cookies.
  • Chewy on the edges and soft in the centers.  Plus the texture stays perfect for days.
  • They are gluten free and dairy free.
small batch chocolate chip cookie recipe

Ingredient List

  • Gluten Free Flour – I use Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 flour in this recipe.  You can use your favorite blend, but the results may vary.  For best results, weigh your flour.
  • Baking Powder – Just a little bit of leavening to help keep the cookies a little thick.
  • Salt – Balances the sweet flavor of the cookies.
  • Egg Yolk – Just one egg yolk is all you need to hold the dough together.
  • Light Brown Sugar – Provides moisture to keep the cookie soft and a little bit of a caramel flavor that we all love in chocolate chip cookies.
  • White Sugar – Helps the cookies spread and gives a nice chewy edge.
  • Vegan Butter – I use either Miyokos Vegan Butter or Country Crock Plant Butter in all of my recipes.  If you’re not dairy free, you can replace with regular butter.
  • Vanilla – Enhances the flavor of the cookie.
  • Allergen Free Chocolate Chips
gluten free chocolate chip cookies

How to Make a Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Step 1 – Cream together the butter, brown sugar and white sugar in a medium sized bowl.  Because of the small amount of ingredients, I usually use a handheld mixer for this recipe.

Step 2 – Add in the egg yolk and vanilla and beat until smooth.

Step 3 – Add the flour, salt and baking powder to your batter.  Mix on low speed until just combined.

Step 4 – Add in the chocolate chips.  You can mix on low speed or fold in with a spatula.

Step 5 – Divide your dough into 5 large balls and place on a lined baking sheet.  Flatten slightly so they resemble hockey pucks.  Sprinkle the tops with a few extra chocolate chips to give them a bakery look.

Step 6 – Bake

small batch chewy chocolate chip cookies

How to Store These Cookies

This recipe only makes 5 cookies, but they are large.  If you have some leftover, simple store in an airtight container at room temperature.  They will stay good for about 3-4 days.  You can always refresh them by microwaving for about 10 seconds prior to serving.

small batch chocolate chip cookies

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small batch chocolate chip cookies

Small Batch Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

These wonderful cookies are chewy on the edges and soft in the middle. They are filled with allergen free chocolate and both gluten and dairy free.
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Cooling Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 5
Calories: 279kcal


  • ½ C + 3 Tbsp Gluten Free 1-to-1 Flour Blend (102 g) I use Bob's Red Mill
  • ½ tsp Baking Powder
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ¼ C Vegan Butter still cold and cut into cubes
  • ¼ C Light Brown Sugar
  • 3 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • ½ tsp Vanilla
  • ½ C Allergen Free Chocolate Chips plus more for sprinkling on top


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line one baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium sized bowl, combine butter, brown sugar and white sugar. Beat on medium speed for 2-3 minutes until smooth. I usually use a handheld mixer due to the small volume of ingredients.
  • Add the egg and vanilla and beat about 30 seconds more.
  • Add the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix on the lowest setting until just combined.
  • Add in chocolate chips and mix together on the lowest setting or fold in with a spatula.
  • Divide dough into 5 large balls, about 1/4 cup in size. Place on your baking sheet leaving 3 inches of space in between. Slightly flatten the dough balls so they resemble hockey pucks. Sprinkle a few more chocolate chips on top to make them extra special.
  • Bake for 12 minutes or until edges are just set. Remove from oven and cool on the baking sheet for 3 minutes. Remove to wire rack to cool completely.


Sodium: 237mgCalcium: 69mgVitamin A: 483IUSugar: 27gFiber: 2gPotassium: 23mgCholesterol: 39mgCalories: 279kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 6gFat: 15gProtein: 3gCarbohydrates: 38gIron: 2mg
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Alene January 21, 2022 - 11:39 am

I love the small batch idea, but I can’t eat any of the 1 to 1 gluten free flours because I can’t eat rice at all. I will try this recipe with one of my rice free concoctions, add xanthan gum, and see what happens. Wish me luck! Lol!

tw January 22, 2022 - 7:34 am

Please come back and let me know how it turns out. I’m sure there are other readers in the same situation with rice flour. 🙂

Jenn January 22, 2022 - 1:07 am

5 stars
I have made most of the small batch recipes– they are all great! These chocolate chip cookies lived up to the description. It’s so nice to have a delicious dessert that fits my dietary needs! And I usually have to fend off the family because they are so good. 🙂

tw January 22, 2022 - 7:34 am

I’m so glad you liked them! Nice comments make my day 🙂


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