Six chocolate chip cookies against a marble background

Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies are crispy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside and super easy to make!
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten-free chocolate chip cookies, paleo chocolate chip cookies, vegan chocolate chip cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 188kcal
Author Rhian Williams



  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Drain the soaked dates and place in a blender or food processor with the almond butter and salt
  • Whizz until completely smooth
  • Transfer into a bowl, add the ground almonds and gluten-free flour and mix well
  • Carefully mix in the chocolate chips
  • Place the cookie dough in the fridge for at least 10 minutes for it to firm up slightly
  • Take a heaped tablespoon of the mixture and use your hands to form it into a small, circular, thick patty - don't worry, unlike traditional cookies, these ones won't spread out as they bake ***
  • Lay it out onto a baking tray lined with baking paper (no need to grease it)
  • Repeat until the rest of the batter is used up - you should be able to make 12 cookies
  • Bake in the oven for around 10-12 minutes, until golden brown - don’t worry if they’re quite soft when you take them out as they will firm up as they cool down
  • Leave to cool completely before storing in an airtight container - keeps in the fridge for a few days


*You can alternatively use almond flour
**For a refined sugar free version, use a refined sugar free chocolate
***If you find the mixture too gooey to shape with your hands, you can use a cookie scoop instead, and use your hands or the back of a spoon to flatten them slightly


Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 201mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 13g | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 1mg