This smart cookie recipe is simply the best gluten-free chocolate chip cookie out there. It’s chewy, vegan, and safe for a gluten-free diet. It’s also affordable — I prove it’s cheaper to make your own cookies!
I’s true, I love chocolate chip cookies. But because gluten is off the menu for me (and for others with celiac disease) I’ve had to feed my cookie addiction with store bought gluten-free chocolate chip cookie alternatives, which are often far more expensive.
The cookie is awesome. What’s not awesome for gluten-free chocolate chip cookie addicts (like me) is the price — Bunner’s Supersonic sells for $2.83 per cookie. Doesn’t sound like much, but at three bucks a hit my cookie fix was costing me.
That’s the way the cookie crumbles! Or so I thought. When Bunner’s published their amazing cookbook, Bunner’s Simple & Delicious Gluten-Free Vegan Treats, I thought I had my pricey addiction licked ’cause it’s cheaper to make your own cookies at home.
Is it cheaper to make your own cookies?
Bottom Line: Based on ingredient cost, you’ll pay around $8.85 for a 16-count batch of my smart cookie recipe, the Squawksonics.
Other differences include: The Smart Cookie Recipe (Squawksonic) has no added sugar/sweetener, contains less molasses so it’s lighter in taste and colour, contains a lot of coconut, and uses full-sized chocolate chips.
The Enjoy Life Semi Sweet Chocolate Mini Chips are great because they are vegan, but the cost is insane so I use the Kirkland brand of chips sold at Costco.
Smart Cookie Recipe: Best Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie
This recipe makes 16 cookies at 330 calories a piece. To cut the cost or calories, reduce the size of the cookie (’cause they’re big) or reduce the cup size of chips or nuts or raisins. The only thing you cannot cut from this recipe is the xanthan gum — that’s the binding ingredient holding the whole thing together!
Smart Cookie Recipe Ingredients:
- 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free oats
- 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free all purpose flour
- 1 cup shredded coconut (I prefer unsweetened)
- 1/3 cup Bob’s Red Mill flaxseed meal
- 1/2 cup raw unsalted sunflower seeds
- 1/3 cup raw unsalted pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup Thompson raisins
- 3/4 cup vegan chocolate chips
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free xanthan gum
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 1/2 cup fancy molasses
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
6 Steps: The Smart Cookie Recipe
I’ve probably eaten this smart cookie recipe (myself) 125 times since last year. Heck, sometimes I even bake the dough.
STEP TWO: In a large bowl, mix together your dry ingredients: oats, flour, flaxseed, coconut, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, cranberries, raisins, chocolate chips, salt, cinnamon, and xanthan gum.
Enjoy my smart cookie recipe! It’s the best gluten free chocolate chip cookie out there. Plus, it’s cheaper to make your own cookies at home.
Love love love,