Spiced Hemp & Chocolate Chip Cookies – Gluten Free


  • 250 g of unsalted real butter (softened)
  • 3 cups of plain gluten-free flour
  • 1 cup of hemp flour
  • 1 cup golden caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tbs vanilla sugar (best home made)
  • pinch or two of salt
  • few tbs of milk
  • 2 x 150 g bar of cooking milk chocolate (broken into pieces)
  • 2 tbs ginger bread seasoning (mixture of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cardamom, cloves, pimento, black or rainbow pepper, star anise and optionally a bit of coriander seeds and caraway seeds)

spiced hemp flour chocolate chip cookies gluten free recipe


  • mixing bowl
  • baking trays lined with baking paper

is hemp flour gluten free healthy nutty hemp flour


  1. Preheat the oven to 175°C (350°F).
  2. Combine all ingredients for the cookies except for the chocolate pieces, milk and eggs and knead for a while until it is all crumbly and mixed well.
  3. Then add eggs and enough milk to stick all the cookie mixture together.
  4. In your hands roll small balls (about litchi fruit size) from the dough, then flatten them and place on the baking trays lined with baking paper.
  5. Once cookies are on baking trays top each with a piece of chocolate pushing them gently into the dough.
  6. Bake for about 10 – 15 minutes until golden brown on the edges.
  7. Cool down completely before placing in the air tight container.

Makes about 40 – 50 small cookies.


I haven’t use any baking powder in this recipe but if you want to use baking powder make sure to get the gluten-free one.

Also if you are baking for someone who is completely gluten-free check ingredients of the chocolate bar, not all chocolates are free of gluten.

I was a bit surprised how good those cookies turned out, my girls loved them and they usually very difficult to please.

Hemp flour gives cookies nutty flavour and sandy / rough texture so use a bit less if you are not sure if you will like it.

If you are looking for more gluten free cookie recipes, then try: Chewy Oatmeal Cran-Raisin Pecan Cookies with Almond Breeze from Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary or  Chocolate, Walnut and Fig Cookies from Franglais Kitchen.

Your thoughts…

  1. This look lovely! I’ve never seen hemp flour before, was it easy to work with? Is it expensive? Thanks for sharing my own gluten free cookie recipe too :)

  2. Yum! I’ve never tried hemp flour before but I’d love to!

  3. Hemp flour cost about the same as regular gluten free flour, a bit over £1 per 500g and is easy to work with… but have texture of sand so it may not be suitable for everything.

  4. I like hemp seeds but have never tried help flour! The cookies sound great…

  5. these look super – I have used rye flour a lot (also gives a nutty taste) but not tried hemp – I have tried hemp seeds and like the flavour but not worked with hemp. will keep a look out for it!

  6. These sound just delicious! Do you think these would work with a different flour, perhaps buckwheat or spelt?

  7. Love to see gluten free recipse. Also haven’t tried hemp flour before but there is a first time for everything, will be on the look out for it.

  8. Lisa Brady says:

    HI thanks for the recipe I just wondered why Hemp flower is not suitable for using without the other Flower too cold you please enlighten me as I haven’t yet used any and is it any good to bread making too?
    Thanks Lisa Brady

  9. Lisa Brady says:

    Hi I have just found the answer I’m sorry and I notice we are Neighbours too how strange I’d that nice to see a fellow Brightonian on here, : )

  10. Hi Lisa,

    Nice to meet you! Yes, we are in Brighton :)

    As for the hemp flour, I don’t think it can be used alone for the cookies. It is kind of sandy, even with the proportions I used the cookies were rather crumbly. I really need to experiment some more with this flour, thanks for reminder.

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