These Gluten-Free Brownie Cookies are like brownies in disguise! If you love very chocolatey treats, I guarantee you will be smitten by these right after the first bite. These are moist and full of chocolate, enough to heal any melancholy! I wouldn’t even notice that these brownie cookies are flourless if I weren’t the maker.
These are my first gluten-free chocolate cookies and I’m definitely convinced that they are as good as the ones that contain flour. I was suspicious at first about using cocoa only in the recipe. Is the batter going to hold together well? I saw that there was no need to worry, it does hold very well thanks to the egg inside. These brownie cookies have a load of dark chocolate chips. You will be satisfied with the strong chocolate flavor in these cookies.
I topped them with white chocolate chips, but you can substitute chopeed hazelnuts for them if you like a little nutty flavor with chocolate.
I had been planning to make these cookies for one of my lovely colleagues who was diagnosed with celiac disease. We had a meeting with about 20 people a few months ago and I made these very light Orange Cookies to take to the meeting. I just forgot to check who would join the meeting, so I didn’t know that she would be there too. You can imagine how I felt when everyone was enjoying the orange cookies with nom noms and she couldn’t even taste. She was kind enough to say that it was ok, but I decided to make something just special for her right at that moment.
When I took my homemade flourless brownie cookies to her, she said she had been craving for something full of chocolate for some days. Hope my cookies fit the bill! Celiac is not a well known disease around the country and there aren’t many gluten-free options at the markets here. I often receive emails from my non Turkish readers living in Turkey asking for gluten-free recipes. I already have these Chestnut Cookies, but I will be making more cookies or even cakes that don’t call for wheat flour.
I must restate that these gluten-free brownie cookies are not just for people with celiac disease. If you love soft, moist and delicate chocolate cookies, you will be addicted to these! These are even better a day after they are baked.
You can keep them in an airtight container up to a week.
- ½ cup butter (110g), at room temperature
- ¾ cup powdered sugar
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 tsp vanilla powder
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 cup cocoa powder
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 3 tbsp white chocolate chips
- Mix sugar and butter with a whisker until smooth.
- Add beaten egg and vanilla and stir.
- Mix baking powder, salt and cocoa powder in a separate bowl.
- Combine these with the wet ingredients.
- Stir in dark chocolate chips.
- Chill for 20 minutes.
- Meanwhile preheat oven to 180C.
- Line a baking pan with parchment paper.
- Scoop 1 tsp of cookie batter onto prepared parchment.
- Place white chocolate chips one each pressing gently.
- Bake for 11 minutes or until they are firm enough.
- Leave them to cool completely on the parchment paper.