Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies


This past Wednesday was Ash Wednesday; the start of Lent. I always give up something as well as try and do something good for others. I’ve given up chocolate this year, except for chocolate milk, since I drink that right after workouts. Anyway, the goal of giving up chocolate is to generally eat less sweets overall — I just know that chocolate is the main sweet in my life. The overall goal of giving up something during Lent is to sacrifice like Jesus. Of course my giving up chocolate nowhere compares to His sacrifice.

Moving on… Prior to Lent starting, I made a really yummy gluten-free chocolate chip cookie. So, if you haven’t given up chocolate or sweets for Lent — go make this, k?

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 1/2 cup margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup applesauce, unsweetened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
  • 1/4 cup egg beaters or egg whites
  • 3/4 cup brown rice flour
  • 3/4 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1/2 cup potato starch
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1-2 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat over to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine margarine, applesauce, sugar, and vanilla. Mix well.
  3. Add in egg beaters or egg whites.
  4. Stir in both flours, potato starch, and xanthan gum. Mix well.
  5. Fold in chocolate chips.
  6. Bake for 10-13 minutes.

Makes approximately 2-2.5 dozen cookies.

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Hahah, I know the picture on the right is silly — but I really wanted to line them up on the polka-dots!

Did you give up something for Lent?


  1. 1

    I would eat all the cookie dough before I could bake any of it.

  2. 3

    These cookies look amazing Katie!! And I love your innovative pictures. So cute!

  3. 4

    Oh me oh my…I want COOOOKIIIEEEESSS!

  4. 5

    Those look SO amazing! And I always love when I hear others mention the bigger meaning of lent. :)

  5. 6

    the gluten free part of this post made me laugh. not because gluten free is funny. because my fiance and i were at the supermarket on friday afternoon (aka sample time). there was a lady working at a sample stand that had gluten free muffins. she told us they were gf before she gave us one – and make sure to mention that they’re for people who can’t eat gluten. “yes, i’m familiar with the concept, thanks”. then when i was asking where i could get the muffins (they were SO good!), she was like, “well, they’re sold here blah blah, but they’re for people who are gluten free”. it was so strange because she seemed to think that we didn’t understand what gf is and since we apparently don’t have gluten sensitivity, the muffins aren’t for us.

    random and long comment, sorry. but it was such a strange interaction!

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