Gluten Free Chocolate Cookies

gluten-free-chocolate-cookiesAvoiding gluten doesn’t mean you have to give up delicious treats, and these Gluten Free Chocolate Cookies prove it.

When five-month-old Norah had persistent skin rashes, her mommy Melissa tried many topical treatments, natural and otherwise, in an effort to avoid a prescription solution. She finally discovered the link between her own consumption of gluten and her breastfed baby’s rashes. For now Melissa is eating a gluten-free diet in hopes that Norah will eventually outgrow her sensitivity to gluten.

Melissa searched for a gluten-free alternative to brownies, one of her favorite treats, and found a recipe that she tweaked with several ingredients. Here’s her version of chocolate-y cookies that are delicious, gluten or not:

Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

1 1/2 cups chocolate chips, divided
3 egg whites
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar, divided
1/2 cup cocoa
1 TBS cornstarch
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease two large cookie sheets. Melt one cup chocolate chips in microwave, cool slightly. Bring three egg whites to room temperature, then beat them until soft peaks form. Add melted chocolate chips and mix well. Add two cups powdered sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, peanut butter, vanilla and salt; mix well (will be very stiff dough).

Stir in 1/2 cup chocolate chips. Pour remaining 1/2 cup powdered sugar in a separate bowl. Roll dough into small balls, coat in powdered sugar and place on pan 2″ apart.

Bake 10-12 minutes or until cookies are cracked and puffy. Let cool 10 minutes before removing from pan.

Note: I couldn’t taste the peanut butter in these.

Betcha can’t eat just one!

Is someone in your family eating gluten-free? Leave a comment…

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11 Comments

  1. Thank you for the great looking recipe. I am having to be off all grains and my husband does better off gluten. But it is my grandson that has to be gluten free and it is difficult to find really good cookies that he can eat and everyone will enjoy. This recipe looks awesome!

  2. Charlotte Siems says:

    They are so good that we’ll eat them from now on! Enjoy!

  3. Thank you for this recipe. I may just try it today. We are not really gluten free but, wheat, oat, casein, coconut, rice, and nut free. My son who is 8 now has several sensitivities to these things. To much of any of these things can do everything from make him break out in eczema, to vomiting and diarrhea. He has had these since he was three. So, you can imagine every meal is a bit of a challenge. My husband also has food allergies but are all different. Sorry, that was probably too much information. Thank you again.

  4. Yes, Charlotte, we are all gluten free here! My boys 2 years before me because of autism. But when I had an adrenal crash, that is what started my recovery. Immediate improvement, but eventually had to decrease the carbs too. So we try to eat lower carb, a bit paleo, but not entirely. (cheating with good recipies like this are too fun for my boys! 🙂 Glad to see your addressing it too. God bless you! 🙂

  5. Charlotte Siems says:

    Tami, bless your heart! Sounds like a challenge to plan meals and snacks! Glad to share a treat for variety!

  6. TheSweetOne says:

    Hey Charlotte!!! thanks for sharing the cookie recipe, it sounds delicious 🙂 I do ask though, are the chocolate chips sweet or semisweet? and the cocoa is that bitter? — I’ll await for your reply, thanks <3

  7. TheSweetOne says:

    oh!!!! p.s. — is that Norah? she is beautiful!!!!! she looks almost unreal :O)

  8. Charlotte Siems says:

    Yes, the chocolate chips are semisweet and the cocoa is unsweetened! They’re yummy!!

  9. here’s a great nutritional gf pancake + recipe. make it in your blender or bullet.
    1/2c whole oats
    1/4c cottage cheese
    2eggs
    dash of salt
    pinch of baking powder according to desired fluffed

  10. I’ve been gf 2 months now for Hashimoto’s (thyroid auto-immune disease). I noticed a difference within the first week and continued improvements in health. Thanks for posting, I’m always looking for good gf recipes!

  11. Yes, my son is allergic to wheat (among other things) so we are gluten-free. A challenge for sure especially since he’s also allergic to eggs which is in so many GF recipes!

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