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Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies for Two is the recipe you have to make if you love a soft and chewy, rich and buttery chocolate chip cookie fresh out of the oven, but don’t want four dozen of them sitting around all week. Whether you share this dessert for two with someone special or keep them both for yourself, this deep dish chocolate chip cookie recipe is sure to be one of your favorite gluten-free desserts for two.
I hope you guys enjoy these gluten-free chocolate chip cookies for two because dang, they cost me some time, ingredients, and, well, calories. Because even the ones that got messed up were still suuuuuper delicious. Trust me. And it took me several tries to get this one right. And I may or may not have been working on the recipe for Gluten-Free Brownies for Two at the same time.
Oh, the calories. That whole idea of single serving, portion-controlled desserts doesn’t work when you eat, like, six of them.
The first attempt – I added an egg that was not in the original recipe, since I figured it would need more binding without gluten, and I was making two instead of one, and increased the baking powder. Near explosion, albeit a yummy one.
The second attempt – left out the egg. Puffing, puffing, puffing, collapse! Oops.
Third attempt – Egg and less baking powder. Jussssst right!
These gluten-free chocolate chip cookies for two are darn near perfect. As I mentioned, the dough is more like a batter, so even though I sprinkled the chips on top, they still sunk a bit. What does this mean?
Well, you won’t be baking these on a pan, but you have your delicious little crock of cookie all to yourself. And this cookie is moist, buttery, and delicious.
Despite sprinkling the chips on top, they will sink a bit. So just sink your spoon through this soft cookie and hit a goldmine of smooth, melty semi-sweet chocolate. Really, what’s so wrong about this?
Ohhh, these cookies…
How to Make Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies for Two
Made simply with almond meal and oat flour (just oatmeal ground to a powder), these cookies are baked in ramekins to make two individual desserts. All you have to do is stir together the ingredients. You’ll find the mixture to be more like a batter than a dough, which is why you sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top instead of mixing them in to keep them from settling to the bottom.
Tips to Make Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe for Two:
- No need to break out the hand mixer. You can stir everything together with a small whisk.
- You don’t have to grease the ramekins. You probably want to put the ramekins on a cookie sheet, just in case you get any spillover. I did not with 6 ounce ramekins, but any smaller and you might be on the border.
- While these are incredible while still warm, the best part is that this cookie STAYS SOFT. You don’t HAVE to eat it straight out of the oven (though that’s never a bad idea). Might I suggest a scoop of Gluten Free No-Churn Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream or one of my other easy No-Churn Ice Cream recipes.
- They also freeze well and stay soft. Heck, you don’t even have to warm it up. How do I know this? Well, I may have eaten one directly out of the freezer. Guess what – I didn’t even let it thaw and it was still perfectly soft and crumbly, but not at all dry.
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Looking for more non-traditional gluten-free chocolate chip cookies?
- Toffee Almond White Chocolate Chip Monster Cookies
- Coconut Almond Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies
- Flourless Triple Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies
- White Chocolate Cranberry Cashew Oatmeal Cookies
Gluten-Free Monster Cookies from Crazy for Crust are fully-loaded and always a favorite. You get the perfect trio of flavors in Gluten-Free Vegan Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies from Two Peas and Their Pod. Or combine two classics in these Flourless Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies from The BakerMama.
Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe for Two
Even if you don’t need a gluten-free dessert, you’ll still love these single-serving chocolate chip cookies for their perfectly crumbly texture and a slightly nutty flavor. Put them over the top by adding a scoop of your favorite ice cream.
Gluten-Free Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookies for Two
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoons almond meal
- 1/4 cup oat flour oats ground into a powder or meal
- 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350°F degrees. Have two 6-ounce ceramic ramekin ready.
- Whisk together butter and both sugars and vanilla for at least 1 minute.
- Whisk in the egg, and vanilla, then the salt, baking powder, almond meal, and oat flour.
- Divide the batter between the two ramekins.
- Divide the chocolate chips between the ramekins, sprinkling on top of the batter.
- Bake 16-20 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
- Let cool for a few minutes before serving.
Can regular I bleached white flour be used for those of us who are not sensitive to gluten?
I am not sure as I have never tested it that way.
Substitute quinoa flour for oat flour, I have done this with a lot of recipes very successfully.
That’s a great idea, Helen!
Any chance unsweetened apple sauce and some cinnamon could substitute for the sugars?
I’m sure that you could substitute them, Hara, but unfortunately, I don’t know what amounts to offer you, as I haven’t tried making the recipe that way. If you’re able to figure it out, I’d love to hear about the substitutions!
Can coconut oil be successfully substituted for the butter?
Hi Charlene! I’ve never tried substituting coconut oil for butter in this recipe so I can’t tell you for sure if they’ll turn out well or not. My only concern is that coconut oil absorbs moisture, so if anything, the cookies may be a bit dry. I’d love to hear back from you with your results if you try it!
I know I’m a year late on this recipe, but I have to say I’m really disappointed in it (or at least, the basic concept of it– I’m not able to make it). I so hate to be the Debbie Downer of chocolate chip cookies but I have to point something out… this recipe isn’t gluten free.
I have Celiac and was so, so excited when I saw the title of the recipe when I was browsing another recipe on the site.
But then I looked at the ingredients and saw oat flour.
Commercial oats are rarely gluten-free, so grinding them into flour isn’t the best idea for gluten-free flour. (Although oats themselves are technically gluten-free, they are commercially processed with wheat, barley, and/or rye.)
Even certified gluten-free oats aren’t tolerated by a lot of Celiacs, because the proteins in the oats are similar to gluten and so a lot of people can’t digest them.
If any has tried or does try this recipe with a gluten-free substitute for the oat flour (someone else suggested coconut flour), I’d really love to hear about it. Because I really, really could use a deep-dish chocolate chip cookie recipe for my arsenal.
I am sorry to hear that. I do know that about oats, I just inadvertently didn’t note in the recipe that one would need to use certified gluten free oats. However, since there are people, like me, who have to follow a gluten-free diet but can tolerate oats, I would like for them to know that this is an option for them. In another recipe, I used oat flour in place of sweet sorghum flour, so perhaps sorghum flour is an option.
Could you substitute Coconut Flour for the Oat Flour?
I have not worked a lot with coconut flour, but I do know you usually don’t need as much. But I bet it is worth a shot! Let me know if you try it.
Yummy! I love gluten free recipes and chocolate! I’d love for you to share this with us at Sewlicious Home Decor! http://sewlicioushomedecor.com/saturday-showlicious-craft-recipe-showcase-3
So glad I found this recipe! My mom is Gluten Free and LOVES Chocolate Chip Cookies… These look heavenly and not dry at all! I’m going to surprise her with a batch of these this weekend! Thanks!
They are totally soft and gooey! Hope she enjoys them!
Saw these on the link party. Can’t wait to try these!
Enjoy! They are awesome!
Haha glad I could be an inspiration to you 🙂
Well, I think even the gluten free folks need to experience your awesomeness!
This cookie looks absolutely delicious, I love my cookies hot from the oven
That’s the best way!
Stop.It! Those look and sound so amazingly delicious. I am not a baker either, so I love the imperfections!
All that matters is that it tastes good, right?!
This is brilliant! completely and totally DELICIOUS and perfect for peoples who are doing the no gluten thang!
You know what, even if you eat gluten, I love the nutty flavor from the almond and oats!
oh yeah, me too!!