Gluten Free Chocolate Chip and Coffee Cookies

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chocolate chip and coffee cookies

I like me a good cup of joe and I also like me a chewy chocolate chip cookie. Now put the two together and sweet Lord! That is what I call a dangerously delicious cookie. And to top off the awesomeness, it’s 100% gluten-free. You’re welcome!

I use instant coffee in the dough and it brings out such a rich caramel note to the cookies. It’s not a POW coffee taste in your mouth. You almost don’t even realize it’s coffee. It’s a subtle flavor and keeps making you go back for more. Pretty awesome for you mouth not so awesome for your waist! But this isn’t a weight loss post so back onto these COOKIES!

I want to give you a heads up on what to expect when backing these guys. These cookies are not your fluffy chocolate chip cookies. They are pretty flat with a crisp outer circle and a chewy interior. I hate when I am making a new cookie recipe and I have no idea how they should be baking.

Here are a few tips for making these cookies:

Chocolate chip and coffee cookies
  1. Do not use regular coffee grounds instead of instant coffee. The coffee grounds will not dissolve and will cause the cookies to have a gritty texture and taste. You want to use instant coffee or instant espresso (use less since it’s stronger)
  2. I recommend using Bob Red Mill’s All-Purpose Gluten Free Flour. When it comes to making cookies it’s my favorite brands. The blend of flours really compliments cookies and muffins. I do not recommend this blend for cakes as it has a nutty flavor to it.
  3. You can’t skip the chill time. Trust me I tried it without chilling and you will end up with a tasty mess. At least an hour in the fridge!

I hope you enjoy these chocolate chip and coffee cookies! Drop me a comment below and share your thoughts or how your batch of cookies came out.

Chocolate chip and coffee cookies
Yield: 24

GF Chocolate Chip Coffee Cookies

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Chewy and delicious chocolate chip cookies with a hint of coffee!


  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups Gluten Free all-purpose flour ( I use Bob Red Mills)
  • 1/8 teaspoon of xanthan gum
  • 4-5 teaspoons instant coffee
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cream together the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar in a large bowl. Slowly add the vanilla and eggs.
  3. Combine the flour, gum, instant coffee, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix well.
  5. Stir in semisweet chocolate chips.
  6. Chill in fridge for at least 1 hour
  7. Scoop heaping tablespoons of the dough onto the prepared pans. Space the cookies about 2-inches apart on the pans. They will spread.
  8. Bake, until golden, but still soft in the center, 8 to 10 minutes, depending on how chewy or crunchy you like your cookies. Transfer hot cookies with a spatula to a rack to cool.

Did you enjoy this recipe? Check out my Coconut Caramel Cheesecake. YUM!!

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  1. Would brown rice flour work with this recipe? I’m a celiac…and have to eat gluten-free

    1. Hey Andrea! I wouldn’t recommend just brown rice flour. The taste and texture will fall short greatly. You could use a brown rice flour with a mixture of other GF flours to create a blend. This will result in a better cookie. You can always take a risk though and just use brown rice flour. But you will for sure need gum. They will crumble without it.

  2. OMG these look so good! I’m gluten free so thanks for the recipe! x

  3. I’ve recently found out I’m gluten intolerant – so trust me – your timing is impeccable! The coffee and a cup of Joe= Bliss!!! Thank you 😊

  4. Sounds delicious! Would love to have them as my afternoon snack!

  5. I will pass this onto my gluten free friends, good to know you can still eat cookies 🍪!

  6. I don’t have any gluten issues but the recipe looks fantastic and i love chocolate cookies! I need to try it soon.

  7. Mind blown! Coffee in cookies??! I’m trying today (runs to fridge).

  8. These sound so yummy. Gonna have to make them for my coworker as she can’t eat anything with gluten ;).