If you like chocolate cookies and brownies, you are in for a treat with these gluten free brookies cookies. These cookies are moist and delicious and full of chocolate. You will love that these gluten free brookies are also dairy-free AND nut-free.
You will need to hide these from your family if you want more than one for yourself!!
If you love cookies as much as we do, you will want to check out all of my delicious gluten free cookie recipes. There are a lot of delicious options to try!
What Are Brookies?
Consider these to be like brownie cookies. They are moist like brownies but hold their shape like a cookie. Then they are rolled in powdered sugar, like crinkle cookies.
I adapted this recipe from one my friend Charissa at Zest Bakery likes to make. She calls these "brookies" because they are a cross between a brownie and a cookie.
- Gluten Free Flour Blend - I tested this recipe with King Arthur Measure For Measure and Bob's Red Mill 1:1 Blends. Other blends may work, but keep an eye on the moistness of your dough ball. Some blends have more starch and can be drier, therefore needing more liquid.
- Xanthan Gum - If your blend doesn't contain either xanthan or guar gum already blended in, you will need to add one teaspoon to your dry ingredients.
- Cocoa Powder - Most brands should be gluten free. I like Anthony's Cocoa Powder, a great cocoa powder at a lesser cost.
- Baking Powder - I like to use aluminum-free because regular can leave a metallic aftertaste.
- Coconut Oil - You can also use unsalted butter.
- Eggs - Use size large.
- Vanilla Extract - I recommend pure vanilla extract and not imitation.
Tips For Sucess:
- Measure your gluten free flour properly. Either use the leveling method or the spoon method. Put the measuring scoop into the flour and fill. Do not pack the flour. Use a knife to scrape along the top to remove the extra flour. You can also use a spoon to fill the measuring cup. Use a knife to level along the top to remove the extra flour.
- Try to use room-temperature butter and eggs.
- Know that every gluten free flour blend is a little different. Some have a higher starch content so you may need more or a little less flour. Look at your cookie dough and add flour or more liquids if needed.
Recipe Step-By-Step Directions:
Step 1: Add your dry ingredients to a large
Step 2: In a medium bowl, add your wet ingredients and whisk to blend.
Step 3: Pour your wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix into cookie dough.
This is what your gluten free brookie cookie dough will look like when the wet and dry ingredients are blended. It is a little more firm than other cookie dough because you will need to roll it into balls.
Step 4: Make a roll with the cookie dough on plastic wrap. Refrigerate for an hour.
Step 5: Preheat the oven to 350º F.
Step 6: Fill a small bowl with powdered confectioner's sugar. Remove the cookie dough from the refrigerator. Make cookie dough balls and roll them in powdered sugar.
Step 7: Use a glass to flatten the cookies.
Step 8: Now, the brookies are ready to bake. They are already looking like gluten free brookies! Bake the cookies for 10 minutes. Remove to a cooling rack and enjoy when they have cooled.
You may also love these Gluten-Free Buckeye Cookies.
You do not have to smoosh your brookies; you can leave them in ball form. Please note that it can affect your bake time.
You do not have to roll these brookies in powdered sugar, but please know you won't get that sweet crinkle look when you bake them. They will also be less sweet, so you may consider adjusting the sugar in the recipe.
Store these cookies in an airtight container. I prefer storing them in the refrigerator, especially during the hot summer months. Store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Freeze room-temperature cookies in a zip-style freezer bag. They will keep fresh for up to 3 months.
Pinterest user, Country Grandma, sent this picture of her cookies saying "Made these for my granddaughter who is gluten and dairy free. She loved them. So did I! Very easy to make and delicious. Will be making these again!"
More Gluten Free Chocolate Desserts:
- Thick and creamy Dark Chocolate Custard makes a great dessert.
- If you love cookies, these Gluten Free Chocolate Mint Crinkle Cookies are great for a bake sale or cookie craving.
- Who says you have to bake the dough? This Edible Gluten Free Chocolate Cookie Dough has no eggs so you can eat it by the spoon full.
NOTE: This post was one of my very first posts on this blog from 11/2013. I updated the post with more details, reshot the pictures, and added a tutorial video. Updated on 11/28/2022.
Easy Gluten Free Brookies Cookies
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 ¼ cups white sugar
- ½ cup coconut oil melted
- 4 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 ½ cups gluten free flour blend
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- confectioner’s sugar
- In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, sugar, cocoa, and salt. Whisk to blend.
- In another bowl, add all wet ingredients and mix well.
- Slowly stir the liquid mixture into the flour mixture until fully incorporated.
- Cover the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled.
- Scoop chilled dough into small balls and roll in confectioner’s sugar. I found that it was easy to just scoop out a chunk of dough, sprinkle some powdered sugar on it, and then roll it into a ball. Use a glass to smoosh the balls flat to about 1 inch thickness.
- Place cookie balls on a parchment paper covered baking sheet. Bake in 350F oven for 10-12 minutes.
- They should still be a bit soft, but fully cooked all the way through.
- Allow to cool on the baking sheet for a minute or two before moving them to a cooling rack.
Nutritional information is an estimate provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the actual nutritional information with the products and brands you are using with your preferred nutritional calculator.
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