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Chocolate Chip Cookies (Dairy-Free)

I don’t care if you are 12, 22, or 82 years old…a freshly baked dairy-free chocolate chip cookie is good for the soul. And when that cookie craving hits, ain’t nobody got time to chill the dough. You know what I’m talking about.

I want to mix, bake, and eat a cookie within the hour. Okay, who am I kidding?! I want to eat 3 cookies within the hour. And these dairy-free chocolate chip cookies are exactly that!

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The Best Dairy-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

This is literally the best (read: THE BEST) no-chill dairy-free chocolate chip cookie recipe. It’s my go-to. My never-fail. My ride-or-die chocolate chip cookie. Crisp edges with a thick chewy center loaded with little chocolate morsels in every bite.

The magical ingredient is coarse sea salt. I repeat…coarse sea salt. Not table salt. Not kosher salt. Not fine sea salt. Coarse sea salt. Just trust me in this. I promise I will not steer your cookie ship awry.

How To Customize A Chocolate Chip Cookie

This cookie dough comes together really simple and straightforward. And here’s the second-best part: you can customize it to tailor your cookie craving. Butterscotch chips sound good? Great, add those in. Feeling a bit nutty? Perfect, chop some up and toss them in.

Rather some dried fruit and seeds? Hmmm…I question your cookie preference but I’ll keep my judgments to myself so go ahead and add in that dried fruit and seeds. Just make sure it’s the same measurement as what the recipe calls for. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

A close up of a chocolate chip cookie full of mini chocolate chips sitting on a plate with other chocolate chip cookies.

How To Make These Chocolate Chip Cookies Gluten-Free

Since my daughter’s celiac diagnosis I have been going back and testing my recipes to see if they are compatible with being gluten-free. I am thrilled to say that these delectable chocolate chip cookies can indeed be made gluten-free.

No need to change the recipe itself, just simply swap in a gluten-free 1:1 flour baking blend in place of the regular all-purpose flour. A quick note: make sure your gluten-free flour blend contains xanthan gum. If it doesn’t you’ll need to add ¼ teaspoon in additionally.

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A close up of a chocolate chip cookie full of mini chocolate chips sitting on a plate with other chocolate chip cookies.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

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  • Author: Katie
  • Total Time: 20 Minutes
  • Yield: 4 Dozen


Packed full of mini chocolate chips in every single bite, these dairy-free chocolate chip cookies are a family favorite.


Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 1 cup dairy-free salted butter, room temperature

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup white sugar

  • 2 large eggs, room temperature

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt

  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour *can sub gluten-free 1:1 baking blend

  • 1 1/2 cups mini dairy-free chocolate chips (or add-ins of choice)


Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF degrees and line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.

  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer cream the butter, brown sugar, and granulated on high for 3 minutes until light and fluffy.

  3. Add in eggs and vanilla extract and mix until fully incorporated. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.

  4. Add in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into the bowl and mix on low until fully incorporated and dough forms.

  5. Mix the mini chocolate chips in by hand with a spatula.

  6. Using a 1.5 tbsp cookie scoop drop onto parchment-lined cookie trays approximately 2 inches apart and bake for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden brown and the centers appear just slightly under-baked.

  7. Let cool on the tray for at least 10 minutes before removing it to a cookie rack. Enjoy!

  8. Store leftover cookies at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 7 days.
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 Minutes
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 Cookie
  • Calories: 110
  • Sugar: 9 Grams
  • Sodium: 98 Miligrams
  • Fat: 6 Grams
  • Saturated Fat: 3 Grams
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1 Grams
  • Trans Fat: 0 Grams
  • Carbohydrates: 15 Grams
  • Fiber: 0 Gram
  • Protein: 1 Grams
  • Cholesterol: 8 Miligrams

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      1. This is the very best chocolate chip cookie recipe I’ve ever made! My kids beg me to bake these cookies. It’s my go-to recipe and I share it with everyone!

      2. Seriously the best chocolate chip recipe ever, and soooo good with any additions too. Today we did chocolate chips and mini marshmallows at the request of my 6 year old-sooo yummy!

    1. My mission after becoming a mom was to find the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe. This is the BEST cookie recipe you will ever. find.

  1. These are the best chocolate chip cookies! They will be the only recipe I make now! So chewy and delicious!!

  2. Such a great soft and chewy chocolate chip cookie. Love that they are a one bowl recipe and truly they are fully baked and ready to eat in about 45 minutes!
    Made them with regular butter with awesome results. Thanks Katie!

    1. Any cookie that’s ready to be devoured in 45 minutes is a winner in my household too! ? Thanks for sharing Shannon.

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