Soft, chewy, and fudgy, these Gluten-Free Chocolate Drop Cookies are quick to whip up, and make the perfect treat for any occasion. You are going to love these gluten-free chocolate cookies.

If you love to make cookies you’re going to want to check out my Gluten-Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies and my Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies.

For more cookie recipes visit my Gluten Free Desserts Recipes.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Drop Cookies on a white counter.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Drop Cookies

Gluten-Free Chocolate Drop Cookies are a traditional and classy chocolate cookie. They’ve been around for at least a hundred years, if not more and continue to be a favorite during the holidays. These are some of the easiest gluten free chocolate cookies to make.

These gluten free chocolate cookies are a softer cookie that incorporates melted chocolate into the cookie dough, lending a tender texture.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Drop Cookies on a white counter.

Gluten Free Chocolate Cookies

You can make these Gluten-Free Chocolate Drop cookies year round, but most people tend to make them around the holidays. They make a scrumptious little Christmas cookie and stay good in an airtight container for up to 4 days before they start to stiffen. Layer them in between wax paper and place them in a decorated tin for holiday gifts.

What gluten-free flour can I use to make gluten-free cookies

For this recipe I used Ryze gluten-free flour. You can also use my gluten-free flour blend or Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1 Gluten-Free Flour. All three work really well. You should be able to use any blend of rice, tapioca, and flour.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Drop Cookies on a white counter.

This gluten free chocolate cookie recipe calls for walnuts but you can either leave the nuts out or use your nut of choice. Also, the type and brand of chocolate you use is up to you. For an extra special treat add mini chocolate chips. My girls don’t typically eat gluten free cookies with nuts in them, but they love these cookies.

How to make gluten-free chocolate cookies

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla.
  3. Beat in melted chocolate until well combined.
  4. In a separate medium mixing bowl combine flour, baking soda; and salt.
  5. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and beat until combined.
  6. Stir in walnuts.
  7. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2-inches apart.
  8. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until the cookies are set.
  9. Cool on pans for 2-4 minutes. Move to wire racks to cool completely.
  10. Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days at room temperature.

These gluten-free cookies are naturally soft and chewy. For the complete list of ingredients and instructions see the gluten free chocolate drop cookies recipe card below.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Drop Cookies on a white counter.

If you are looking for more holiday recipes, you might want to make my Gluten-Free White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies, or my Grain-Free Thumbprint Cookies. Both are simple and make great options for holiday gatherings and food gifts.

Did you make these gluten-free drop cookies? If so, please let me know what you thought. If you have any questions please leave a comment below.

Happy Cooking and Baking,

Chrystal

Gluten-Free Chocolate Drop Cookies on a white counter.

Yield: 18 cookies

Gluten-Free Chocolate Drop Cookies

Gluten-Free Chocolate Drop Cookies

Soft, chewy, and fudgy, these Gluten-Free Chocolate Drop Cookies are quick to whip up, and make the perfect treat for any occasion.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened (dairy-free butters works too)
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ounces gluten-free unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose gluten-free flour (I've used Ryze Gluten-Free Flour (Blue Bag) or Bob's Red Mill 1-to-1)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (or chopped nut of choice)

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla.
  3. Beat in melted chocolate until well combined.
  4. In a separate medium mixing bowl combine flour, baking soda; and salt.
  5. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and beat until combined.
  6. Stir in walnuts.
  7. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2-inches apart.
  8. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until the cookies are set.
  9. Cool on pans for 2-4 minutes. Move to wire racks to cool completely.
  10. Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days at room temperature.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 133 Total Fat: 8g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 19mg Sodium: 110mg Carbohydrates: 15g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 6g Protein: 2g
This nutrition info is based on the exact ingredients and brands that I used a the time. It may not be 100% accurate. Please check your ingredients nutrition labels.