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Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies (Gluten-free)

These are proof that cookies can be tasty and good for you! Packed with flax meal and oats, these Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies are a gluten-free and butter-free spin on the infamous DoubleTree Hotel Cookies!

Gluten Free, Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies

These Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies are a gluten-free, healthy-ish spin on the infamous DoubleTree Hotel Cookies!

While there are a bunch of copycat versions of these cookies around, these are one of a few recipes that are a healthy-ish spin on those DoubleTree ones.

These cookies are yet another attempt of mine to show that delicious cookies can be packed with wholesome ingredients too!

What are the ingredients needed to make these Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies?

You will need the following 12 ingredients to make these cookies:

  1. Peanut Butter
  2. Brown Sugar
  3. Flax Meal
  4. Rice Flour
  5. Rolled Oats
  6. Pure Vanilla Extract
  7. Baking Powder
  8. Eggs
  9. Coconut Oil, Melted
  10. Salt
  11. Pecan Pieces
  12. Chocolate Chips, A mix of milk and semisweet if you like

The story behind how these cookies happened…

I attend a pretty unconventional church where it’s the norm to find bicycle stuntmen, Michael Jackson Impersonators, and dudes clad in leather riding Harley Davidsons  – all on stage! 

However, from all the acts I have seen on that stage, the one that intrigued me the most was a canister of DoubleTree Cookies.

You see, one Sunday while trying to illustrate a point, the pastor brought out these DoubleTree cookies, and with much pomp and circumstance, offered some of these cookies to a select few people in our congregation, while touting them as The Best Cookies Ever!

As I watched spouses and parents (who were lucky enough to get one of these cookies) find a seat far away from their family members, so they wouldn’t have to share the cookies with them, I realized I had to get my hands on at least one of those cookies!

As wrestling the pastor to get that canister out of his hand was not an option, I figured I would order myself a canister from DoubleTree themselves because I clearly had to taste The Best Cookies Ever — right?

Gluten Free, Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Well, 5 days after I placed my order, I received my canister of 6 DoubleTree cookies. My daughter ceremoniously divided the cookies up between us, making sure she got the 3 largest ones.

I poured each of us a tall glass of cold, non-dairy, milk, and we sat down to savor “The Best Cookies Ever”! Right there from where we were sitting, those cookies smelled divine – and I figured they tasted even more so…

Then I took my first bite…


Gosh, darn it!

I wanted my money back!!

While those cookies were good, they were far from The Best Cookies Ever.

In fact, I think Chick Fil A’s Chocolate Chip Cookies are better than those from DoubleTree!

Gluten Free, Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies

So, I did what any of us food bloggers would do, and set about making my own, tasty, yet gluten-free, butter-free, version.

After fumbling through several batches to get the taste and texture drool-worthy; I finally ended up with the batch you see here. Chock full of chocolate chips and pecans, sweet but not overly sweet, and with a sublime vanilla scent layered in, these cookies were good! So good!

Now, I won’t say these are The Best Cookies Ever, but my 17-year-old daughter (aka my biggest, most valued, harshest critique) said these were way, way better than those DoubleTree Cookies!

Don’t believe me? Well, I guess you’re going to have to make a batch and see for yourselves, eh?

Gluten Free, Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies

These Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies first appeared on Food Fanatic. Please check out Food Fanatic for more recipe ideas and food-inspiration!

Gluten Free, Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies

Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies (A Gluten-free Recipe)

Yield: 15
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies are great for an afternoon snack or lunchbox treat. So, so good


  • 1/2 cup Peanut Butter
  • 2/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Flax Meal
  • 1/4 cup Rice Flour
  • 1 cup Rolled Oats
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 2 Eggs
  • 4 tablespoons Coconut Oil, Melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 cup Pecan Pieces
  • 1/2 cup Chocolate Chips, A mix of milk and semisweet if you like


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Add peanut butter and brown sugar to a bowl and mix well.
  3. Add in the flax, rice flour, oats, vanilla, baking powder, eggs, coconut oil, and salt and mix well.
  4. Then add in the pecans and chocolate chips.
  5. Scoop spoonfuls of cookie mix onto a parchment-lined baking tray.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes — cookies will look undone but will be soft and perfect when cooled.
Nutrition Information
Yield 15 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 233Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 26mgSodium 146mgCarbohydrates 22gFiber 3gSugar 13gProtein 5g

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and should be considered an approximation only. Savory Spin makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information. Please do consult a professional nutritionist for more accurate information. Please do keep in mind that prep times, cooking times, etc, are provided as guidelines as there are so many variables at play.

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My kids love cookies! I have to buy some these packs. Doubletree s not tasty? Should i pass it?

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Tuesday 4th of October 2016

Look amazing! Have never had a double tree cookie, and now will try. Great idea for gluten free chocolate pecan cookies. Thanks for sharing, Shashi.

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