Gluten Free Fudge Brownie Cookies

My two all time favorite desserts are chewy chocolate chip cookies and fudgy brownies. I figured it was time I made a treat that combined my two favorites into one because sometimes I just can’t choose between them. Gluten Free Fudge Brownie Cookies were the drool-worthy result and now I don’t have to choose!

Gluten Free Fudge Brownie Cookies are the perfect dessert for chocolate lovers! These easy cookies are loaded with rich chocolate, have that signature crinkly top, and are complete with a sprinkle of sea salt. Chewy like a cookie & fudgy like a brownie … they’re the best of both worlds!

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What are Brownie Cookies?

Brownie cookies are just what they sound like … brownies in the form of cookies!

They’ve got all those good brownie qualities … they’re fudgy as can be, loaded of chocolate, have crinkly tops, and are decadently rich. But in the ease of a cookie! There is no need for messy brownie cutting or fighting between corner and middle pieces here. These cookies have the desirable crispy edges and gooey insides all in one!

Plus they truly do taste exactly like brownies!

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Ingredients needed for Gluten Free Fudge Brownie Cookies…

These cookies call for all your classic fudgy brownie ingredients … with a gluten free & dairy free spin!

  • Dairy Free Chocolate Chips: My favorite dairy free gluten free chocolate chips are these mini semi sweet ones! You’ll need 1 cup.
  • Coconut Oil: Coconut oil is used in these brownie cookies as the source of fat. Make sure to use refined coconut oil, as unrefined or virgin coconut oil tastes like coconut and will make your cookies taste like coconut too! Add 1/2 cup.
  • Almond Flour: Almond flour is my favorite gluten free flour! The use of it in these cookies makes them completely gluten free. 1 cup is the perfect amount!
  • Cocoa Powder: Add 1/4 cup of cocoa powder for all that chocolate deliciousness.
  • Coconut Sugar: My favorite refined sugar free sweetener option is coconut sugar. It has a rich & delicious taste similar to that of brown sugar! Use 2/3 cup.
  • Eggs: Add 2 eggs for binding & moisture in these cookies. You’ll also beat them to get that signature brownie crinkly top!
  • Vanilla Extract: You’ll need 1 tsp of vanilla extract in these cookies for that classic taste.
  • Baking Powder: Baking powder helps to bake this recipe to perfection. 1/2 tsp is just the right amount!
  • Salt: Lastly, add 1/4 tsp of salt to this cookie dough and more on top of the baked cookies to enhance the flavor. So yum!
gluten free brownie cookies

How to make Chocolate Brownie Cookies…

  1. Set the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Next melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil together until smooth.  You can do this on the stove over low heat or in the microwave.  If using the microwave, I recommend heating at 15 second intervals and stirring in between each one.
  3. Then transfer the melted chocolate to a large mixing bowl.  Stir in the coconut sugar and vanilla extract.
  4. In a separate bowl beat the 2 eggs with an electric mixer for a few minutes until foamy & bubbly.  Then add to the brownie batter and stir to combine.
  5. Add the dry ingredients – almond flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.  Combine evenly until a cookie dough begins to form.
  6. Then place the cookie dough in the refrigerator to chill for at least 1 hour.  Chilling for 2 hours though will make the dough much easier to handle!
  7. Remove from the fridge and roll about tablespoon sized scoops of the dough into balls.  Place on a parchment lined baking tray with enough space for some spreading.
  8. Bake for 12 minutes.
  9. Remove from the oven and bang the pan on the counter several times.  This helps the cookies form properly.
  10. Enjoy!
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Gluten Free Brownie Cookie tips…

Follow the tips below for the perfect Gluten Free Fudge Brownie Cookie each & every time!

  • Beat your eggs! Beating the eggs is what gives these cookies that signature crinkly top. Beat until super foamy.
  • Use the best cocoa powder! Using high quality cocoa powder will give your cookies the best, most rich chocolate flavor.
  • Make sure to chill! Chilling this cookie dough is extremely important. It is a quite sticky & wet dough and chilling it makes it much easier to work with.
  • Top with lots of salt! This elevates the taste and look of these cookies to a whole new level.
  • Bang your pan! The secret touch to all my cookies is some classic pan banging. It deflates the cookies a bit and makes them thin, crinkly, and delicious.
  • Let cool before touching! These fudgy cookies will continue to cook a bit once they’re removed from the oven and won’t completely set for a couple of minutes. Waiting to touch them allows this to happen.
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How to store Fudge Brownie Cookies…

You can store these Fudge Brownie Cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week. For longer storage, keep in the refrigerator. They will last for 1-2 weeks there!

You can also store these cookies in the freezer for a couple of months. They’ll make a great addition to your freezer stash of goodies and you can simply pop one in the microwave whenever that sweet tooth hits!

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Gluten Free Fudge Brownie Cookies

Gluten Free Fudge Brownie Cookies are the perfect dessert for chocolate lovers! These easy cookies are loaded with rich chocolate, have that signature crinkly top, and are complete with a sprinkle of sea salt. Chewy like a cookie & fudgy like a brownie … they’re the best of both worlds! gluten free + dairy free

  • Author: Kayla Berman
  • Prep Time: 90 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 Minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 42 minutes
  • Yield: 12 Cookies 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baked
  • Diet: Gluten Free

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Instructions

  1. Set the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Next melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil together until smooth.  You can do this on the stove over low heat or in the microwave.  If using the microwave, I recommend heating at 15 second intervals and stirring in between each one.
  3. Then transfer the melted chocolate to a large mixing bowl.  Stir in the coconut sugar and vanilla extract.
  4. In a separate bowl beat the 2 eggs with an electric mixer for a few minutes until foamy & bubbly.  Then add to the brownie batter and stir to combine.
  5. Add the dry ingredients – almond flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.  Combine evenly until a cookie dough begins to form.
  6. Then place the cookie dough in the refrigerator to chill for at least 1 hour.  Chilling for 2 hours though will make the dough much easier to handle!
  7. Remove from the fridge and roll about tablespoon sized scoops of the dough into balls.  Place on a parchment lined baking tray with enough space for some spreading.
  8. Bake for 12 minutes.
  9. Remove from the oven and bang the pan on the counter several times.  This helps the cookies form properly.
  10. Sprinle with salt & enjoy!

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