Amazing Brownie Cookies (Grain & Gluten-Free)

Flourless Brownie Cookies- the GFBFF

These brownie cookies are super easy to make and are basically just a lot of cocoa powder, butter and sugar mixed into a cookie. They may be flourless but that does not mean they are healthy, they are definitely a treat. A very, very delicious treat and perfect for anyone who loves chocolate. Who wouldn’t like a brownie + cookie baby.

These cookies are super easy to make and are almost too good. After bringing these to a potluck and a family dinner I have had to promise to make these again ASAP and in the words of my favourite picky 9 year old “these really are excellent”. Make these soon and see how easy and delicious these cookies are for yourself.

Ingredients

Makes about 12-18 cookies (depending on the size). I often double the recipe due to their popularity.

  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2  cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (I used pecans)

Preheat the oven to 350 F.

In a mixing bowl blend the sugars and butter. Add the vanilla and egg and mix well. Add the cocoa powder, salt and baking soda and mix again. Finally, add the nuts and chocolate. Form the dough into balls on a cookie sheet covered in parchment. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes. You don’t want to overcook these. They should stay soft.

I made the cookie dough a day in advance and it kept great in the fridge.

I adapted cookies above from this recipe from Yammie’s Gluten Freedom and just made a few changes.

Gluten-Free Brownie Cookies

The Best Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten-Free & Vegan)

ookies (Gluten-Free & Vegan)

At first I would tell people these cookies are made with only almond flour,  sweetened with agave and vegan, but now I just put them out and watch them disappear. While not a traditional chocolate chip cookie, these are a favorite amongst my friends and I often get asked why I didn’t make these when I bring another type of cookie to a get together (I won’t name any names but you know who you are!).

These cookies are super easy to make and no one will ever know they are gluten-free or vegan. You may not have all the ingredients in your kitchen, but once you get stocked up they practically make themselves. Many gluten-free recipes call for weighing flours and making your own flour blends. While I sometimes wish I had the patience and dedication, that is just not me. I want to make the best cookie with minimal effort.

I have adapted the recipe from the Gluten Free Almond Flour Cookbook by Elana Amsterdam. For the flour I usually use JK gourmet which you can find in most health food stores (it is a good idea to keep your almond flour refrigerated). Almond flour is a bit pricey but these cookies are worth it. Must I remind you that the majority of store bought gluten-free cookies cost a fortune and are mediocre at best.

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups blanched almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt (I used fine grain, but these are best with flaked sea salt)
  • 1/2 tsp gf baking soda
  • 1/2 cup agave
  • 1/2 cup grapeseed oil
  • 1 tbsp gf vanilla extract
  • 1 cup gluten-free semisweet chocolate chips or chopped dark chocolate (you can use less- I like a lot of chocolate)

Makes about 24 cookies.

Preheat the oven to 350 F.

In a large bowl combine the flour, salt and baking soda. In a smaller bowl combine the vanilla, oil and agave with a whisk. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir in the chocolate chips until combined. Refrigerate the dough for 20 minutes (I often skip this step and find it works out fine).

Cover two baking sheets with parchment paper and spoon out the dough in tbsps. Put the cookies in the oven for 7-10 minutes, until they are lightly golden. Watch them carefully as almond flour burns easily.

Let them cool on the cookie sheet for 20 minutes, they are soft so let them sit.

These are amazing on their own but they also make an amazing ice cream sandwich (I keep mine vegan by using a coconut based ice cream).

Almond Flour Cookies (Gluten-Free & Vegan)IMG_5146