Flourless Chocolate Cookies
Calling all chocoholics! Flourless Chocolate Brownie Gluten Free Cookies are made with 7 simple ingredients and literally melt in your mouth.
My sister-in-law, Christeena came over recently and was making a list of what she wanted to bake together. At the very top of her list was the famous gluten free chocolate cookies from La Grande Orange. She dared me to be able to duplicate them and I never ever shrink from a challenge. Game on! I went right to work.
The beauty of these flourless chocolate cookies is that they are completely flourless and naturally gluten-free. These Chocolate Brownie Gluten Free Cookies are made with only seven ingredients -- powdered sugar, cocoa powder, egg whites, vanilla, salt, chocolate chips, and walnuts (which are completely optional). There isn't even a lick of butter or oil in these cookies either! I would say that these are the most unique cookies I have ever made in my kitchen because they are far from traditional.
The final results lends itself to a sweet, chewy, crispy, chocolately, rich cookie. It is definitely a chocolate brownie and cookie in one! It will cure a sweet tooth in two seconds flat.
The cocoa powder acts similar to flour so it gives the cookie texture and lift. The egg whites create the crispy edges. The powdered sugar acts a good amount of sweetness. Oh and chocolate chips are integral as they add some melted chocolate goodness.
How to make Flourless Chocolate Brownie Gluten Free Cookies:
The good news is that these cookies are super easy! You can even make these in one bowl...by hand! Since there is no butter and granulated sugar, you don't have to worry about creaming. I mixed the cookie dough/batter in a big bowl with a spoon. You don't get easier than that!
The dough may start off thick but changes consistency the more you stir it. If your dough ends up slightly runny, don't worry about a thing. Place the dough in the refrigerator to chill for at least 30 minutes. I found that letting the dough rest for 30 minutes makes for a better cookie. It is best to place on parchment or silpat lined baking sheets. These are some of my favorite reasonably priced Silpat knock-offs.
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I hope my chocoholics love this chocolate brownie cookie! Let me know what you think on instagram at modern_honey. I would love to hear from you! Happy Baking! xo
Oh man these look so good but did not turn out for me. Mine flattened. Never turned into a cookie. I had a very thick batter, kept stiring and it became shiny but not thinner. Baked tablespoon sized cookies and checked after 5 minutes...they were puffed beautifully and then flattened ater another five minutes, almsot like burned sugar bubbled up around a hard cracked top. I tried again the next day to see if it was maybe something I misread or missed...still no good. Any advice?
I thought this was a great recipe. Very sweet. After reading the comments I decided to beat the egg whites to stiff peaks and then add the powdered sugar cocoa powder mix to the egg whites. I blended all the ingredients together with the dough hook attachment on my mixer. Very easy to mix. Next time I would sift the powdered sugar and cocoa powder to reduce any lumps. I decided to double the recipe. It made a ton of cookies for an event. Thanks for a great recipe.
I made these cookies exactly as the receipt instructed to do and it turned out great and it was delicious. The dough was hard at the beginning but eventually after stirring it for a while it turned out ok. One question can you freeze these and use them at later day. Thanks for sharing your receipe
My kitchen smells like a chocolate paradise. I needed a gluten free cookie for a gal that goes to a program with my son. I made a third of the recipe without nuts and they look amazing . I got 4 good sized cookies. YUMMY!
Just whipped up a batch of these for my family, and they were a big hit!!! I used powdered Stevia and they came out just fine. the walnuts smelled sooooo good as the cookies were baking! The crunch of a cookie on the outside, and the softness of a brownie on the inside...Winner winner chicken dinner!
How much Stevia did you use?
Dawn in TX
By the way, if you use a small scoop and get 32 cookies they are 4 Weight Watchers SP per cookie. Not bad for a cookie that’s this delectable!
Dawn in TX
Delicious however my dough was so thick that my cookies never thinned out. I had to have my husband stir because it was too hard for me. I made them exactly as the recipe said but maybe I should have used 4 egg whites? Or maybe I should flatten with a spoon? I have one more tray to bake off. I think I’ll try that. Either way they’re delicious! Thank you for an awesome gluten free cookie recipe ????
I just made these, and they are great! I did make a mistake and used too large of a scoop for the 1st batch, but I made two more batches using smaller scoops and they are perfect!
Thanks for the recipe! I will make these again!
I made these exactly per recipe, except I used pecans as that's what I had on hand. The batter was very dry and firm-- like dry modeling clay. After reading your description, I felt the batter should be "wetter," so I stirred in one-half of another egg white, and voila! It seemed perfect.
These baked beautifully, and they're delicious. One suggestion to add to your instructions: I found it was helpful to let them cool 10 minutes on the silicone mat before removing them-- they firm up by that time. They loosened and removed easiest with a simple table knife.
Thank you-- I'll be making these again!
Hey! What’s the best way to store these cookies and how long do they last? (If I don’t eat them all right away)
These are amazing, so fudgy and delicious. I had an issue with the density of the dough and not being able to mix in the chips and nuts so I added an extra egg white and used my stand mixer, hook attachment and it was much better.
I just made these cookies and they were GREAT They turned out exactly like they were pictured and tasted exactly like they were described. Amazing naturally gluten free recipe!!!!!!
I just made these and they look like crepes, is it because I used too big of a scoop?
I'm excited to try these for a cookie exchange at work! 🙂 Could you leave the batter to chill overnight? And how long can/how should these be stored? Thinking of baking them Sunday for work Tuesday. Thanks!
Has anyone tried using powdered Stevia? If so how much did you use and how did they turn out?
Hi Luisa did you used stevia? How did they turn out?
I made these cookies and they turned out exactly like the picture.
I used a small baby ice cream scoop (very tiny) and the cookies spread very nicely.
This is my first time on this site and my first recipe and it worked out great, big hit with my family.
Thanks very much for sharing your stories and recipes- this is a great site, I will definitely be back for more inspiration.
I wonder if there would be any way to use a healthy sugar substitute for the powdered sugar? I realize that it may not turn out with the same texture but wonder if anyone has tried it?
I reduced down to 1 1/2c powdered sugar and 1 1/2 c almond meal and they turned out awesome. Next time I'll only use 1c powdered sugar.
Hi! Did you use the almond flour as the powdered sugar.. is that how I am understanding it. I am Keto and wondering if I could do that with Almond Flour and Confectioners Swerve.
Hi Luann! The measurements are correct, thankfully. 🙂 Keep stirring and you it will get thinner the longer you stir. It starts off thick and then changes consistency. I have found that if others use XL or jumbo eggs, the dough could be runny. Also, it depends on what type of cocoa you use. If you use Hershey's cocoa, you may have a thicker dough and a puffier cookie than if you use Callebaut or Ghirardelli. I hope that helps! 🙂
Hi! I am in the process of making the gluten free brownie cookies. Are the measurements correct?? Our dough is not runny. It is really thick and hard to mix....3 c powdered sugar, 3 egg whites etc??
how big can I make these? Is this recipe suitable for monster cookies?
Hi Cris! You can make them as big as you would like. The larger the cookie, the harder time getting completely baked in the middle. I hope that helps! 🙂