Heavenly Gluten-Free Chocolate Crinkle Cookies Recipe

Are you looking for a treat that satisfies your sweet tooth without compromising on nutrition? Look no further because my Gluten Free Chocolate Crinkle Cookies Recipe is here to the rescue! These cookies contain no gluten or dairy products, making them perfect for individuals with specific dietary needs. Not only are they healthy, but they taste divine too, with a rich chocolatey flavor and fudgy texture that will leave you craving more.

As a food blogger and nutritionist, I believe that healthy eating does not have to be boring or tasteless. With the right ingredients and techniques, you can create desserts that satisfy both your taste buds and your body’s nutritional needs. These Gluten Free Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are a testament to that philosophy – they are delicious and nutritious at the same time!

So let’s get baking, and I promise you won’t regret it!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Gluten Free Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Gluten Free Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Are you a chocolate lover looking for a delicious, yet healthy treat? Look no further than these gluten-free Chocolate Crinkle Cookies! These cookies are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth without compromising on taste or nutrition.

First of all, this recipe is gluten-free. For those who are gluten-sensitive or intolerant, finding tasty treats can be challenging. However, with the use of gluten-free flour, these cookies will satisfy anyone’s cravings without causing discomfort.

Not only that, but this recipe is also dairy-free. Many people have dietary restrictions when it comes to consuming dairy products, so it’s fantastic that these cookies can still be enjoyed by everyone. The combination of avocado oil and unsweetened cocoa powder makes for a rich and fudgy batter that is both satisfying and indulgent.

But most importantly, the flavor of these Chocolate Crinkle Cookies is absolutely irresistible! The combination of chocolate chips and cocoa powder creates a rich and decadent flavor that is sure to please anyone. Plus, the powdery sugar coating on top provides the perfect balance of sweetness.

In terms of texture, these cookies are soft and chewy yet slightly crunchy on the outside. With each bite, you’ll experience not only the rich chocolate flavor but that signature “crinkle” texture as well.

Overall, if you love chocolate and want to indulge in something sweet while keeping things healthy and safe for your body, then this recipe for Gluten-Free Chocolate Crinkle Cookies is the perfect option for you. So go ahead and bake yourself a batch today – I promise you won’t regret it!

Ingredient List

 These gluten-free chocolate crinkle cookies are as rich and decadent as they come!
These gluten-free chocolate crinkle cookies are as rich and decadent as they come!

Here’s what you need to make these gluten-free chocolate crinkle cookies:

Dry Ingredients

  • 2 cups gluten-free flour
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Additional Ingredients

  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • Icing sugar for dusting

Note: If you want to make these cookies dairy-free, swap out the unsalted butter in the recipe with avocado oil.

The Recipe How-To

 A cookie that is both gluten-free and chocolatey? Yes, please!
A cookie that is both gluten-free and chocolatey? Yes, please!

Let’s dive into the fun part – making these delicious gluten-free chocolate crinkle cookies! With simple ingredients like flour, cocoa powder, sugar, and eggs, you can whip up a batch in no time. Follow the easy steps below to get started.

Step 1: Combine Dry Ingredients

In a medium bowl, mix together 2 cups of gluten-free flour, 3/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt until well combined.

Step 2: Mix Wet Ingredients

In another bowl, cream together 1 cup of vegetable oil and 1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar using an electric mixer. Add in two large eggs one at a time, mixing between each addition. Then stir in the 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.

Step 3: Combine Dry and Wet Ingredients

Combine the dry and wet ingredients together, mixing until just combined. Don’t overwork the dough or it will become tough.

Step 4: Chill Dough

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill the dough for at least two hours or overnight.

Step 5: Form Cookies

When ready to bake, preheat your oven to 350℉. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicon mat.

Using a cookie scoop or spoon, scoop dough into small balls roughly one tablespoon in size. Roll each ball into icing sugar, thoroughly coating each cookie before placing them on the prepared baking sheet.

Step 6: Bake

Bake cookies for approximately 10-12 minutes. They’re done when they’re puffed up and cracked across the top. Remove from oven and let cool for about five minutes before gently transferring them to a cooling rack with a spatula.

Enjoy your freshly baked gluten-free chocolate crinkle cookies!

Substitutions and Variations

 One bite of these cookies and you’ll forget they’re gluten-free!
One bite of these cookies and you’ll forget they’re gluten-free!

As a nutritionist and food blogger, I am always looking for ways to make recipes better for everyone. This recipe is already dairy-free and gluten-free, but there are some ingredient substitutions and variations that you can try to make this recipe even more suited to your dietary needs or preferences.

Firstly, if you don’t have gluten-free flour on hand, don’t worry! You can use almond flour instead. It’s higher in protein and lower in carbs than regular flour. In fact, you can replace half of the gluten-free flour with almond flour for a healthier twist.

Secondly, if you want to make these cookies even more chocolatey, you can add some chocolate chips or chopped chocolate to the batter. Additionally, you can add a bit of cocoa powder for an extra dose of chocolatey goodness.

For those who love nuts or want to add more protein to their diet, try adding in some chopped walnuts or pecans to the batter.

If you like a bit of spice, consider adding 1-2 teaspoons of cinnamon or chili powder for an added kick.

Finally, if you’re feeling festive during the holidays, try dusting the cookies with powdered sugar or adding crushed peppermint candy cane pieces on top. These Flourless Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies are delicious and perfect for Christmas.

With these substitutions and variations, you can make this recipe your own and tailor it to your taste buds and dietary needs. Experimentation is key when cooking- so don’t be afraid to get creative with this Gluten-Free Chocolate Crinkle Cookies Recipe!

Serving and Pairing

 Chocolate crinkle cookies are always a crowd-pleaser, but these gluten-free ones take it to the next level.
Chocolate crinkle cookies are always a crowd-pleaser, but these gluten-free ones take it to the next level.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Crinkle Cookies Recipe is like a dream come true for all chocolate lovers. These crinkle cookies are incredibly delicious, satisfyingly chocolaty, have a perfect crinkly exterior, and a soft and indulgent inside. Whether you prefer milk, coffee or tea, these cookies are an absolute pleasure to have with your favourite beverage.

Piping hot freshly brewed coffee, creamy milk or refreshing tea pair perfectly with the gluten-free chocolate crinkle cookies. The bitterness of coffee helps balance out the sweetness of the cookies while enhancing the rich cocoa flavour. Dunking these delectable treats in a glass of cold milk will create a delightful creaminess that will cut through the rich cocoa flavour. A warm cup of tea pairs lovely with these cookies especially when you dip them in it letting the flavours infuse altogether.

These cookies are also great to enjoy with family and friends at get-togethers, birthdays, and during festive seasons such as Christmas. You can get creative with your serving style by placing them on a beautiful plate, tray or even wrapping them up as gifts for others.

As an alternative serving option, you can crush some candy canes or peppermint candies to sprinkle on top of the chocolate fudge crinkle cookies for an epic sensation of sweet and minty bliss that will take your taste buds on a delightful journey. This serving suggestion makes a perfect holiday treat for Christmas parties, but feel free to try it anytime throughout the year!

Lastly, icing sugar adds a touch of elegance to these chocolatey goodies so feel free to sprinkle some on top just before serving.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 These cookies are full of chocolatey goodness without any of the gluten!
These cookies are full of chocolatey goodness without any of the gluten!

These gluten-free chocolate crinkle cookies are perfect for making ahead of time and storing for later. They can be made up to three days in advance and stored in an airtight container at room temperature.

When reheating, make sure to preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and place the cookies on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Reheat the cookies for 3-5 minutes or until heated through, but do not over bake as they will dry out.

You can also freeze the cookie dough to have fresh-baked treats whenever you want them. Simply portion the dough into balls and freeze them in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to three months. When ready to bake, thaw the cookie dough at room temperature for about an hour before baking as directed in the recipe.

If you plan on storing these cookies for longer periods of time, it is recommended that you refrigerate them for up to one week or freeze them for up to two months. Be sure to bring the cookies to room temperature before serving.

For an added touch, dust these delicious chocolate crinkle cookies with powdered sugar or add a chocolate drizzle on top before serving. These treats are perfect for sharing with friends and family, or for indulging in a cozy night by yourself with a warm mug of cocoa.

Tips for Perfect Results

 It’s hard to believe these delicious cookies are also gluten-free and dairy-free.
It’s hard to believe these delicious cookies are also gluten-free and dairy-free.

Now that you have all the ingredients and steps required to prepare these delicious gluten-free chocolate crinkle cookies, let’s talk about some tips that can help you achieve perfect results every time.

First, ensure that all your ingredients are at room temperature. This will help them mix together more seamlessly and evenly. Cold ingredients lead to lumpy or uneven dough and make it difficult for the cookies to take shape.

Next, do not over-mix the cookie dough. Over-mixing can cause the gluten-free flour to develop more gluten, leading to a tougher or denser cookie. Mixing until just combined ensures a chewy texture and an even rise.

Another useful tip is measuring your flour accurately. Using too much flour can cause a crumbly or dry texture while too little flour can lead to flat or greasy cookies. A digital scale is ideal for accurate measurements as opposed to measuring cups that may not be 100% precise.

It might be tempting to flatten your cookie dough balls so they bake up perfectly round, but this isn’t necessary for a good outcome. Letting the cookies spread on their own during baking produces lovely crinkles on top and prevents them from becoming too dense.

Lastly, don’t skip chilling the dough before baking! This will reduce spreading in the oven and provide time for flavors to meld together. Chilling for at least 1 hour or overnight gives the dough time to incorporate moisture and make sure all of those ingredients come together perfectly.

Follow these tips and you’ll be sure to have delicious, gluten-free chocolate crinkle cookies every time!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the gluten-free chocolate crinkle cookies is an easy-to-make recipe suitable for any occasion, whether it’s for a family gathering or a holiday feast. With its dairy-free and gluten-free ingredients, this cookie recipe caters to many different dietary restrictions while still being delicious and satisfying.

By incorporating high-quality ingredients such as gluten-free flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, organic sugar, and avocado oil, these cookies are not only healthy but also rich in flavor. Plus, the addition of chocolate chips and a sprinkle of icing sugar on top makes them look festive and attractive.

With these cookies, you can indulge in the sweet richness of chocolate without any worries of allergies or health concerns. So don’t hesitate to try out this recipe – I promise that each bite will be just as enjoyable as the last!

Gluten Free Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Gluten Free Chocolate Crinkle Cookies Recipe

We're taking inspiration from the snow outside and making gluten free Chocolate Crinkle Cookies. Chewy on the inside with a powdered sugar outer that looks like snow, it's the perfect cookie for Christmas and to enjoy in this chilly weather.
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Prep Time 3 hrs
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Gluten-free
Servings 18 Cookies
Calories 138.8 kcal


  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup grapeseed oil or 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup gluten free baking flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon gf baking powder
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar


  • In large bowl whisk together sugars, oil and vanilla until well mixed. Add eggs, one at a time micing until just blended, making sure not to overmix.
  • Next stir in cocoa powder, GF flour, baking powder and salt until just combined, then fold in 1/2 cup chocolate chips. Cover and chill for at least 3 hours to overnight.
  • When you're ready to bake, remove from fridge and preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.
  • Add the powdered suagr to a bowl. Using a tablespoon measure, scoop a little of the cookie dough and roll it quickly in your hands to form a ball.
  • Add the balls to the bowl with the powdered suagr and roll around to coat completely.
  • Place coated cookie balls on prepared baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes depending on the size of your cookies. (Cookies start to smell when they are almost done, but you can also press one gently and if there is very little indentation form your finger they are done.).
  • Remove finshed cookies fron the oven and let col in baking sheet slightly before placing on a cooling rack to cool completely before serving.

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Serving: 659gCalories: 138.8kcalCarbohydrates: 23.7gProtein: 2gFat: 4.9gSaturated Fat: 1.2gCholesterol: 20.7mgSodium: 63.2mgFiber: 1.2gSugar: 16.5g
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