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 this dairy-free chocolate chip cookie recipe is 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.

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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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Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Author: Katie
  • Total Time: 20 Minutes
  • Yield: 4 Dozen 1x


My go-to dairy-free chocolate chip cookie recipe. Packed full of mini chocolate chips and a little sprinkling of coarse sea salt for the most delicious soft and chewy salty-sweet chocolate chip cookie combination.



Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 1 cup dairy-free salted butter, room temperature

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • ½ 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 ¾ cups all-purpose flour *

  • 12 oz. mini dairy-free chocolate chips (or add-ins of choice)


Chocolate Chip Cookies

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

  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer cream the butter and both sugars 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.


* Use a gluten-free 1:1 baking blend with xanthan gum to make gluten-free

  • 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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