Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are super simple to make and quite tasty!  Because I used real butter opposed to margarine or shortening, my cookies came out flat.  Still taste great though!  I also added flaxseed to the mix to add just an extra touch of protein and omegas to the cookies.  They make about 45 cookies if you use a 1-inch cookie scoop.  The batter does spread out as they bake, so don’t over crowd your cookie sheet.  Enjoy!



  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce OR 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed OR splenda brown sugar blend
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups oat flour (Bob Red Mill’s gluten free is what I used)
  • 4 TBSP flaxseed meal
  • 3/4 cup mini dark chocolate chips


1. Preheat oven 350 degrees.

2. In a mixing bowl, cream together butter, oil (or applesauce), brown sugar, granulated sugar, and baking soda using a hand mixer.

3. Beat in eggs and vanilla for 2 minutes until mixture is fluffy.

4. Add and mix in oat flour and flaxseed using the mixer as long as possible.

5. Once thoroughly combined, gently fold in chocolate chips.

6. Evenly spoon out cookie dough on baking sheets.  I used a cookie scoop (about 1 inch diameter).

7. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes.  When you take them out, let them cool for only a minute before transferring them to a cooling rack otherwise they might stick.



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About Food4Thought

I am no fitness expert. I am simply someone who has found joy in fitness and nutrition. I am a certified group fitness instructor. I’ve been teaching at the local health club for about 3 years now. While Zumba was my first love, I have since added Total Conditioning, Bodyworks plus Abs, and Core to my repertoire of classes. I work with a personal trainer to help me reach my fitness goals that I cannot obtain through group fitness alone. This year I ran my first 5K and plan to run my first 10K in March. To further my knowledge in the fitness realm, I have begun reading Strong Women Stay Slim, New Rules for Lifting Abs, and The Body Sculpting Bible for Women. On my list to read next is Wheat Belly. I am always looking for new ways to further my education and knowledge to better serve the members that take my group fitness classes. Lately, I have started tinkering with recipes, buying healthy cookbooks, and finding easy, tasty, and healthy foods to make. Like I mentioned earlier, I am by no means an expert, but the things I share with you have helped me tremendously with my fitness journey. It is my hope that with these easy tips and recipes, that you too can make these tiny steps and see big positive changes in your life.

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