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How to Make the Perfect GF Chocolate Chip Cookie

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A Lifelong Love Affair with Cookies

I remember when I was little, my mother would bake cookies and treats for a week the first of December to box up and send to my brother for Christmas. I loved being in the kitchen and helping her. I was small, so I don’t know how much help I really was (other than to eat the cookies) but I think that’s when my love affair of cookies began.

I’ve rarely met a cookie I didn’t like, but chocolate chip cookies are hands down my favorite. I’m kind of picky about them, though. I only like them if they’re soft and gooey. If they’re crunchy, I just won’t touch them. If I did happen to buy them from the store, I’d get the Nestle Toll House Soft Batch cookies. Chips Ahoy could take a hike as far as I was concerned.

The Best Gluten Free, Sugar Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

So when I went gluten free and low carb, I was kind of bummed I had to give up cookies. Or so I thought. I’d try a low carb chocolate chip cookie recipe here and there, but they never did the trick for me. More often than not they were crunchy and crumbly. I wanted a chocolate chip cookie that was low carb and gluten free AND soft and gooey.

I can’t remember where now, but a few years ago I came across a blog where they were discussing leaving eggs out of cookie recipes completely and using liquid to get a gooey texture. I had just started baking with xylitol honey, so I decided to do a little experimenting to see if I could come up with a really good GF chocolate chip cookie.

After a few batches, I nailed it. The result was an easy gluten free chocolate chip cookie recipe that met my soft and gooey standard. It really is my go-to cookie recipe now, and I make them a lot. I’ve tried changing up the ingredients at times and I had to throw them out. I have a couple of tips to make sure you get optimum cookie results.

  • Do not double this recipe! This recipe only makes a dozen cookies, and they don’t last long. So I tried to double it, but they turned out awful. I’m not sure why.
  • This only works with xylitol honey or xylitol maple syrup! I thought I’d be smart once and buy sugar free honey from the store instead of ordering xylitol honey. The result was a plastic looking, plastic tasting cookie.

Remember the xylitol can be harmful to dogs. Use caution when using around your four legged friends!


Best GF Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 12 cookies


  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/3 cup Steviva (or your preferred sweetener)
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tbsp xylitol honey
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup sugar free chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup chopped nuts, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Add the first eight ingredients and mix well. Fold in the chocolate chips and/or nuts.
  3. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls on a lightly greased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake 15-17 minutes or until slightly brown. Remove from oven and let cool. Once they've set slightly, remove to rack to finish cooling.

3 thoughts on “How to Make the Perfect GF Chocolate Chip Cookie”

  1. I would have never even thought of using xylitol honey! you are brilliant. I should only make one dozen cookies at a time anyway just because my body will thank me later. LOL

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