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Flourless Brownie Cookies are FULL of chocolate! They’re rich and fudgy cookies that taste like a brownie and they’re gluten-free! If you want a fudgy, rich, chocolate cookie recipe, this is IT! The best gluten free chocolate cookies I’ve ever eaten!

Flourless Chocolate Cookies are the perfect way to satisfy your chocolate craving – they’re so gooey and rich they taste like a brownie!

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Flourless Brownie Cookies - this cookie recipe is for the chocoholics! This flourless cookie is rich and fudgy, tastes like a brownie, and is gluten-free!

Christmas Eve is ONE WEEK AWAY. Are you ready? I’m not. There are gifts to wrap, grocery shopping to do, work to finish. By the time the holiday is over I’m going to need a vacation!

What’s your favorite part of the holidays? Is it the food? The gifts? The traditions? Mine is probably spending time with family, although that in itself can be tricky. Is it me or are the holidays kind of complicated? Where do you go on Christmas Eve? Who do you see on Christmas Day? Is there a fight for Christmas morning?

We have it a little easier because I’m an only child: I’m a package deal. Where I go, my parents do. Mel has divorced parents, and two siblings. One parent and one sibling is in San Diego, so we don’t see them at Christmas, which makes it easier because we just have to coordinate with his mom and sister. But even we still have that whole “Where are we going and when and with who?” scenario.

I just can’t imagine if I had siblings and everyone lived locally with divorced family members and lots of children. I think I’d lose my mind. Even still, this year has me thinking…next year I want to go to Disneyland from Thanksgiving through New Years. Then I don’t even have to worry about anything!

(I’m just kidding mom…obviously I can’t afford to do that. I’ll just pick one of those holidays to be gone. 😉)

Easy Gluten Free Flourless Brownie Cookies Recipe

Something that is not wonderfully complicated this time of year? Baking. I mean, BRING IT ON people! Let’s make all the cookies and candy and fudge and pie!

I’ve been in the mood for all things CHOCOLATE lately. Do you get those moods? Like, normally vanilla is one of my favorite flavors but the last month? All I want is lots and lots of chocolate! Have you ever gone to Starbucks when you’re in one of those moods? Then you end up ordering a mocha and a flourless chocolate cookie? Guess what: these brownie cookies are better than the Starbucks flourless cookies!

Scharffen Berger Chocolate

I used Scharffen Berger Chocolate in these cookies. It’s so rich and perfect for baking. (And, it was founded in San Francisco so I doubly love it!) It’s also certified Kosher and gluten-free, so it can help make baking for family with constraints a little bit easier. If you can’t find that brand, you can use any cocoa powder and chocolate chips or chunks you like.

These Flourless Brownie Cookies are full to the brim with chocolate. They’re crunchy and chewy like a cookie, but they’re rich and fudgy like a brownie. It’s the best of both worlds!

Flourless Brownie Cookies Recipe

These Flourless brownie cookies are made with powdered sugar and could not be easier to make: all you need is one bowl and a wooden spoon. These cookies are flourless but still produce a chewy rich cookie. The fact that they have no flour makes them gluten free!

The secret to these cookies: egg whites and cornstarch. There is no butter or oil in these cookies. There isn’t even any leavening! The combination of those two secret ingredients produces a crunchy, chewy, and fudgy chocolate cookie. They work, I promise, and boy do they. These are the most chocolatey cookies you’ll ever eat, I promise. It’ll be like a chocolate factory exploded in your house.

Flourless Brownie Cookies are a rich flourless chocolate cookie that is so rich and fudgy it tastes like a brownie!

Flourless Brownie Cookies - this cookie recipe is for the chocoholics! This flourless cookie is rich and fudgy, tastes like a brownie, and is gluten-free!

These Flourless Brownie Cookies are the perfect way to make your holiday a little more wonderfully complicated – everyone will remember why they’re there in the first place: for the cookies, obviously! 🙂

A few notes about the flourless brownie cookies recipe:

  • The dough is very, very stiff and thick. It will seem like there isn’t enough liquid to make it turn into a dough, but there is. Trust me! Just be careful stirring – if you get frustrated and stir too hard with all that cocoa and powdered sugar it will fly everywhere, including up your nose. Not that I’d know or anything.
  • Bake these on greased parchment or greased silicone baking mats. Yes, I know that you normally don’t have to grease either of those things but trust me, do it. These stick, even to nonstick surfaces! I just sprayed my parchment with nonstick cooking spray.
  • For a truly gluten-free cookie, just make sure your powdered sugar is gluten-free. Most are, but just check the ingredients to make sure!
  • You can easily add nuts if you like flourless cookies with walnuts or pecans.
  • Be sure to serve these with a tall glass of milk. You’re gonna need it!

Flourless Brownie Cookies
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Servings: 1 dozen cookies

Flourless Brownie Cookies

Total Time:
45 mins
This Flourless Brownie Cookies Recipe is FULL of chocolate! They're rich and fudgy cookies that taste like a brownie and by happenstance, they're gluten-free!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar*
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup baking chunks or chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans — optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Whisk together the powdered sugar, salt, cocoa, and cornstarch in a large bowl. Add egg whites and vanilla and stir until a thick mixture forms. It will look like it’s not enough liquid - just keep stirring, but do it carefully so you don’t spill cocoa mixture all over the place. The batter will eventually come together. It’s very, very thick. Stir in the baking chunks and nuts, if using.
  3.  Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Yes, even though you’re using parchment you need to spray it or grease it. You can use silicone baking mats, but spray them too. (I had better luck with parchment, but the silicone mats work just fine.)
  4. Scoop 2 tablespoon sized balls of dough onto the cookie sheets, leaving a few inches between them. The dough is thick and sticky!
  5. Bake for 11-13 minutes until most of the cookie is no longer glossy. There may still be a spot or two of glossy in the center. Let cool completely before removing from the pan using a spatula. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (1 cookie) — Calories: 224, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Sodium: 443mg, Carbohydrates: 32g, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 26g, Protein: 4g

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This post has been sponsored by Scharffen Berger. All opinions are 100% my own!

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26 comments

  1. Disneyland from Thanksgiving to New Years sounds like a fantastic idea – I wish that could happen in real life!  🙂  Also, these cookies look just amazing, a brownie in cookie form is basically my dream dessert!

  2. this looks heavenly! I am a big chocolate cake lover, and this looks amazing. Thanks for the recipe!

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  3. this looks heavenly! I am a big chocolate cake lover, and this looks amazing. Thanks for the recipe !

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  4. Have made these three times now (using lowly hershey’s cocoa and nestle’s chunks). My husband and son’s love them! They’re all body builders (56,24,23,21 ages not sizes) and the lower carbiness plus egg whitey goodness has them won over! Thanks for these!!

  5. I made these cookie hoping they would taste like the chewy chocolate supreme from the great American cookie company. They wished their cookie was this good! It is crispy, fudgy, not too sweet, yet the most intense chocolate confection ive ever had. I found myself hiding them from my family. They are absolutely sinful and decadent!!!! Thank you for introducing me to my newest obsession. I just made my second batch in two days

  6. Could you use applesauce instead of egg whites , we have an egg allergy in our house? 

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