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A stack of four dairy free chocolate chip cookies sits front and center. The top cookie is broken in half to show the texture of the interior. In the lower right is a small wooden bowl with chocolate chips. In the upper left is a light purple tea towel. In the upper right is a wire cookie rack with more dairy free chocolate chip cookies. Scattered about are crumbs, chocolate chips, and the other cookie half. Everything sits on a white marble background. This is the horizontal photo.
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4.84 from 18 votes

Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Cookies {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

These dairy free chocolate chip cookies are better than the originals, and they are vegan, gluten-free, and top 8 allergen free! Serve with a cold glass of milk of your choice.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan
Servings: 40 cookies
Calories: 109kcal
Author: The Panicked Foodie


  • 3/4 cup extra light olive oil (OR 1 cup butter of your choice OR 1/2 cup butter of your choice and 6 tablespoons extra light olive oil)
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 cups gluten-free 1:1 baking flour (I used Bob's Red Mill) (OR 2 cups all-purpose flour)
  • 1 cup dairy-free chocolate chips of your choice (OR 1/2-3/4 cup homemade chocolate chips)


  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • In a large bowl, cream together extra light olive oil, brown sugar, granulated sugar, baking soda, Kosher salt, vanilla extract, and applesauce.
  • Mix in flour one cup at a time.
  • Fold in chocolate chips. You can either use store-bought or my homemade chocolate chips.
  • Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheet.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes or until light golden brown on the edges.


  • If you are using the homemade chocolate chips, I found it helpful to chill the dough in the refrigerator for 10 minutes before adding the chocolate chips to the dough. I also chilled the dough while baking a batch of cookies. Also, when using the homemade chocolate chips, the cookies are definitely going to spread. So make sure you leave enough room between cookies :).
  • The volume measurement of the homemade chocolate chips is less than the packaged, because they pack in more tightly due to their shape.
  • The amount of calories per cookie is calculated using store-bought chocolate chips.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 14.4g | Protein: 0.8g | Fat: 6.6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2.6g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 80mg | Potassium: 2.3mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7.1g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 1.2mg