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Gluten Free Chocolate Cookies

  • Author: meredith
  • Prep Time: 25
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 35
  • Yield: 24 1x


Fudgy gluten free chocolate cookies made with lots of rich chocolate, almonds, and a touch of expresso. These cookies have a fudgy middle and crispy outside. You will love both their depth of flavor and how easy they are to make.



  • 10 oz. semi sweet or dark chocolate baking bars
  • 3 Tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 Cup almond flour
  • 1/4 Cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon expresso powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 Cup blanched almonds
  • 1 Cup dark chocolate chips (60% cocoa)


  1. Melt the dark chocolate bars and coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl until creamy and smooth, stirring at every 30 second interval.
  2. In a separate bowl, stir together all other ingredients with a fork minus the chocolate chips and almonds. Then slowly add your melted chocolate mixture to the batter and stir until combined.  Allow the dough to cool for a couple minutes, then stir in your almonds and chocolate chips.
  3. Put the entire mixture into the refrigerator for 15 minutes. Then scoop out balls of dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 9-10 minutes.
  4. Leave on the pan for for a couple of minutes before moving them to a cooling rack.


Chill the dough: Before you bake, chill the cookie dough for around 15 minutes.  This allows the batter to thicken up.

Melting the chocolate: When melting the chocolate, set the microwave on high for 30 seconds.  Stir and then 30 seconds more.  Make sure to stir thoroughly each time.  Even if there are a few chunks of chocolate, stir until naturally melted.

Freeze: These cookies freeze really well! Store them in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

How to make egg-less: Simply substitute flax eggs in place of the regular eggs. Keep in mind the cookies will spread more in the oven.

  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 Cookie
  • Calories: 393
  • Sugar: 29.1
  • Sodium: 206.5
  • Fat: 23.9
  • Carbohydrates: 36.1
  • Protein: 7.9
  • Cholesterol: 31

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