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Gluten Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten Free Oat­meal Choco­late Chip Cook­ies are gold­en brown home­made cook­ies with slight­ly crisp edges and soft, chewy cen­ters. You will lit­er­al­ly be in love from the very first, ooey, gooey, choco­latey bite. 

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Dark brown sug­ar cre­ates the carame­ly col­or and deep, rich fla­vor that’s so impor­tant in gluten free choco­late chip cookies. 

As gluten free oat­meal cook­ies go, this recipe is the best! So, if you want the best gluten free oat­meal cook­ie, sim­ply omit the choco­late chips.

But friend … eat the choco­late chips! lol Add in the melty semi-sweet choco­late and these deli­cious cook­ies become next lev­el gluten free perfection!

You’ll get a tiny hint of cin­na­mon right at the end of each bite. The cin­na­mon is a per­fect com­ple­ment to the cook­ie’s oatey goodness.

Avoid­ing gluten or not, these World’s Best Gluten Free Oat­meal Choco­late Chip cook­ies are some of the best cook­ies you’ll ever eat! 

If YOU don’t tell any­one that the cook­ies are gluten free, no one will ever guess. I am proud to serve gluten free oat­meal choco­late chip cook­ies to any guest who vis­its my home. And they make excel­lent gift bas­kets as well as being per­fect on hol­i­day dessert tables.

These Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are made with gluten free flour.

The Ingredients

  • But­ter, soft­ened (not melt­ed)
  • Gran­u­lat­ed Sugar
  • Brown Sug­ar
  • Eggs
  • Vanil­la Extract (I use my home­made vanil­la.)
  • Gluten Free Flour Blend, any cup for cup brand
  • Bak­ing Soda
  • Cin­na­mon, optional
  • Rolled Oats, (Old Fash­ioned Oats) Make sure your oat­meal is not pack­aged any a facil­i­ty that works with wheat. The Label should clear­ly state that the oats con­tain no gluten.
  • Semi-Sweet Choco­late Chips Make sure your choco­late chips are not pack­aged any a facil­i­ty that works with wheat. If you want to be sure your brand does­n’t con­tain gluten, check out this list.
wooden bowl of raw rolled oats on a white counter with oats scattered about

Lets Talk About Gluten Free Flour

These Oat­meal Choco­late Chip Cook­ies are made with gluten free flour.

There are so many flour blends with­out gluten avail­able, now. It can be over­whelm­ing and con­fus­ing, if you don’t under­stand some basics about gluten free baking. 

Gluten free flours can include: almond flour (under­stand the dif­fer­ence between ground almonds vs almond flour before you start gluten free bak­ing.), oth­er nut flours, buck­wheat flour, sorghum flour, ama­ranth flour, and teff. 

Arrow­root, brown rice flour, white rice flour, oat flour, corn flour and chick­pea flour are also gluten free. 

Coconut, tapi­o­ca, arrow­root, cas­sa­va and tiger nut flours round out the list of ones I’m famil­iar with. 

While all of these con­tain no gluten, it does­n’t work to bake with just one on its own. You need a blend/combination of three or more gluten free flours to get the best results in bak­ing. And your blend needs a bind­ing agent (xan­than gum) for good results with baking. 

gluten free oatmeal chocolate chip cookies on a wooden table with a glas of milk and white napkin

Choosing the Best Gluten Free Flour Blend for Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

In the begin­ning, it was dif­fi­cult to find a gluten free blend that had the tex­ture and fla­vor I liked. There are still blends on the mar­ket that have much the same ingre­di­ents as my favorites. But, the way the grains are milled can often leave a grit­ty tex­ture. That was not some­thing that worked for me.

I made my own blend, when I first start­ed gluten free bak­ing and had fair­ly good suc­cess. But the con­ver­sion for­mu­la was a lit­tle to com­pli­cat­ed to use con­sis­tent­ly on the blog. I am thrilled at the progress in com­mer­cial gluten free flour blends. And, I’m thrilled to be able to share gluten free recipes I know you can have suc­cess with.

I have three favorite com­mer­cial brands that I use in gluten free bak­ing, now. Three because each has a dif­fer­ent ratio of binder (xan­tham gum). This is impor­tant to cre­ate the struc­ture that gluten usu­al­ly pro­vides in bak­ing. Depend­ing on the ratio of binder to flour used, one gluten free blend is bet­ter than the oth­er for a par­tic­u­lar type of baking. 

Comparing the Top Three

Cup4Cup is what I used in the gluten free oat­meal choco­late chip cook­ie recipe for these pic­tures. How­ev­er, I have used each brand in this recipe, at one point or anoth­er, and all three flour brands work and have net­ted the same great results.

• Better Batter:

  • Bet­ter Bat­ter All Pur­pose Gluten Free Flour Blend [affil­i­ate link]
    1. This is a sim­ple, cup-for-cup flour blend that works for almost any baking. 
    2. It’s a good all pur­pose one to keep in your pantry. 
    3. It’s also dairy and corn free. 
    4. Bet­ter Bat­ter will give great results for bak­ing cook­ies, cakes, bis­cuits, quick breads and muffins. 
    5. It and gfJules are the gluten free flour blends I use most often. I usu­al­ly buy Bet­ter Bat­ter on Ama­zon. You can also order it direct­ly from Bet­ter Bat­ter.
Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffins slathered with Maple Butter and sitting on a white plate.
Use gluten free flour blends for these scrump­tious Pump­kin Muffins.

• Cup4Cup:

  • Cup4Cup All Pur­pose Gluten Free Blend [affil­i­ate link]:
    1. Again, all the math is done for you and this is an easy cup-for-cup exchange in your favorite recipes. 
    2. This one DOES con­tain dairy and corn, however. 
    3. It’s great for things like bis­cuits, choux pas­try (for eclairs and cream puffs), muffins, cook­ies, cakes and gravies and sauces. 
    4. Keep in mind, I can’t buy any of these flours, local­ly. I am order­ing off Ama­zon. If you have a Whole Foods in your area, it looks like they do car­ry it. And I know it can be ordered online from Walmart.com. You may find oth­er less expen­sive sources, too. If you do, I’d love to hear about them.
waffle iron turtle cookies arranged on a white plate
Make these deli­cious Waf­fle Iron Tur­tle Cook­ies with gluten free flour blends.

• gfJules Gluten Free Flour Blend:

  • gfJules Gluten Free Flour Blend [affil­i­ate link]:
    1. This is the holy grail of gluten free flour blends. It pro­vides the most struc­ture of any of the three blends. Enough so that you can make gor­geous yeast breads with it. 
    2. It is not only gluten free, but also nut free. 
    3. If you could only choose one gluten free flour for bak­ing, this is the one I would choose every time. 
    4. It is also anoth­er sim­ple cup-for-cup exchange with all pur­pose (wheat) flour. So, you can con­vert your favorite fam­i­ly recipes. 
    5. I pre­fer it for yeast doughs (think sand­wich bread, hot­dog buns and cin­na­mon rolls) and for gravies and sauces. But, it’s also per­fect for quick breads, cook­ies, cakes, muffins and biscuits.
gluten free oatmeal chocolate chip cookies on a wooden table with a glas of milk and white napkin

How to Make Gluten Free
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe is so easy because you don’t need to do any­thing spe­cial to make it gluten free. Just sub in a gluten free flour blend and mix up the cook­ies like usual.

  1. Start by cream­ing the but­ter and sug­ars together.
  1. Add the eggs and vanilla. 
  2. Then mix in the dry ingredients. 
  3. Final­ly, mix in the choco­late chips.
  4. Bake the cook­ies on a light­ly greased cook­ie sheet for 9 min­utes at 350°. 

I use this *#20 scoop to make my Best Gluten Free Oat­meal Choco­late Chip Cook­ies. It cre­ates a beau­ti­ful 3‑inch cook­ie. You can make them small­er for a greater yield. Just be sure to watch and adjust the bak­ing time if you’re mak­ing small­er cookies.

Baking Gluten Free is Easy, Now

It’s eas­i­er and eas­i­er to accom­mo­date fam­i­ly mem­bers and friends who need to eat gluten free. 

With sim­ple recipes like this one you will def­i­nite­ly be able to make them feel wel­come and cared for around your table. 

I hope you get a chance to try these deli­cious World’s Best Gluten Free Oat­meal Choco­late Chip Cook­ies. They’ll be per­fect for every­one lucky enough to eat from YOUR cook­ie jar! 

Enjoy the recipe and have a won­der­ful­ly blessed week, friend!

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The Recipe

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gluten free oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

Gluten Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Author: Glen­da Embree
  • Total Time: 19 min­utes
  • Yield: 30-36 cook­ies 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


If I was­n’t telling you right now, you would have no idea these cook­ies are gluten free!  They’re sim­ply that deli­cious. Fla­vor and tex­ture are every­thing a choco­late chip cook­ie should be.  They’re gold­en brown with light­ly crisp edges, soft chewy cen­ters and loaded with melty, gooey choco­late chips.  Unbe­liev­ably scrumptious!


Units Scale

  • 1 cup but­ter, soft­ened (not melted)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tea­spoon vanilla
  • 2 cups gluten free flour blend, any cup for cup brand
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 tea­spoon bak­ing soda
  • 1 tea­spoon cin­na­mon, optional
  • 1 bag (12 oz.) semi-sweet choco­late chips


  1. Cream but­ter and sugars.
  2. Add eggs and vanil­la and mix until combined.
  3. Add gluten free flour, oats and bak­ing soda and mix until all ingre­di­ents are incor­po­rat­ed and soft dough has formed.
  4. Stir in choco­late chips.
  5. Scoop onto light­ly greased cook­ie sheet, spac­ing cook­ies 2 across and 4 down to give them room to spread.  (I use this #20-sized scoop, which holds just under 3 Table­spoons of dough.  This makes a per­fect 3‑inch cook­ie.  You can make them small­er, if you choose, but you will need to adjust the bak­ing time and of course, will enjoy a larg­er yield.)
  6. Bake at 350° for 9 ‑11 min­utes.  Cook­ies will be only light­ly browned, but dry on the sur­face.  Edges will be gold­en.   Don’t overbake.
  7. Remove bak­ing sheet from oven to a cool­ing rack and allow cook­ies to rest on bak­ing sheet for at least 5 min­utes before remov­ing them.  That will allow them to set up as they cool.

  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 9 min
  • Cat­e­go­ry: Cook­ies, Desserts
  • Method: Bak­ing
  • Cui­sine: Amer­i­can

Key­words: oat­meal choco­late chip cook­ies, gluten free, choco­late chip cookies

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32 thoughts on “Gluten Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. These oat­meal cook­ies turned out amaz­ing! You are right, you would­n’t know they’re gluten free. Thanks for the recipe!


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