You will be delighted when you sink your teeth into these Gluten Free Swiss Brunsli Cookies! They boast sweet chocolate flavor and have the right amount of chewy, soft, and tender. These brunsli cookies are naturally gluten free, too!
Recipe At A Glance:
Everything about these star-shaped brunsli cookies is fantastic! They have a slight nuttiness to them that leaves a lasting impression. If you love cookies as much as we do, here are some of my best Gluten Free Holiday Cookie Recipes to try.
These chocolate cookies made with almond flour are quick and easy. If you love these gluten free Swiss brunsli cookies, check out some of my gluten free cookie recipes.
My family has shared a lot of delicious European cookie recipes with me. You will want to try these Gluten Free Pfeffernusse Cookies, too!
There are several gluten free almond flour brands. I really love Anthony's because they blanch their almonds first. This means no peels and less grit texture. The price is also great for four pounds!
- Almond Flour - I highly recommend using almond flour and not almond meal. Almond flour is milled to be finer, so you don't get the grittiness. I highly recommend Anthony's Blanched Almond Flour, which is blanched to remove the peels.
- Chocolate - I used shaved Ghirardelli chocolate, but you can use any ground chocolate or Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Melting Wafers.
- Eggs - Use size large eggs.
Recipe Step-By-Step Directions:
Step 1: Add your chocolate flakes/shavings to a large microwave-safe
Step 2: Melt your chocolate in your microwave. I suggest 20-second intervals, stirring between intervals, to avoid burning your chocolate.
Step 3: Add the egg whites to a
Step 4: Make sure your egg whites are completely whipped. Here, you can see how the egg whites are now stiff peaks.
Step 5: Gently fold the almond flour, sugar, and chocolate mixtures into the egg whites.
Step 6: Wrap the cookie dough in plastic and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Step 7: Roll the cookie dough out to ¼ inch thickness and use a star-shaped cookie cutter to cut out star cookies.
Step 8: Place on a parchment paper-lined
Optional: dust the cookies with powdered sugar. You may also love these Gluten Free Cinnamon Sugar Cookies.
The cookies are also known as Basler Brunsli. They are well known for their tender, soft texture and spicy, nutty flavor. These gluten free Swiss brunsli cookies are famous in Switzerland.
They are a delicious treat that is typically served during Christmas. They traditionally have spices like cinnamon in them, as well as cocoa. You will find them cut into heart shapes frequently.
Store the gluten free Swiss brunsli cookies in an airtight container. Make sure to keep them away from extreme heat, like a dishwasher or in direct sunlight. They will last 3-5 days if they are correctly stored.
Yes, you can freeze these gluten free Swiss brunsli cookies. Lay them flat on a
🔑 Sandi says: If you make these around the holidays, you will want to check out all these delicious Gluten Free Christmas Cookies recipes.
More Gluten Free Holiday Cookies
- These gingerbread sandwich cookies are so good. Give this Gluten Free Gingerbread Linzer Cookies recipe a try!
- If you love eggnog, these Crinkled Gluten Free Eggnog Cookies are delicious.
- Full of roasted chestnut flavor, these Gluten Free Roasted Chestnut Cookies are perfect for the holidays.
- Candy canes add lots of minty flavor to these Gluten Free Chocolate Madeleines.
Gluten Free Swiss Brunsli Cookies
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- 1 ¾ cups almond flour * see note
- 1 cup sugar
- 6 ounces chocolate finely chopped/shaved
- 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 2 egg whites
- Optional: Powdered sugar for dusting.
- Preheat the oven to 350º F.
- Add almond flour, sugar, and spices to a bowl and whisk to blend.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, add the chocolate and melt. I like to melt 20 seconds at a time, stirring between each 20-second interval so the chocolate doesn't burn.
- In a large bowl, add the egg whites and mix on high speed with an electric mixer until the egg whites form stiff peaks.
- Add the melted chocolate and almond flour mixture to the egg whites and gently fold together to mix.
- Place the cookie dough onto a piece of wax paper and wrap it. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Remove the cookie dough and roll it out to ¼ inch thickness.
- Use a star-shaped cookie cutter to cut out the cookies.
- Place the cookie stars onto a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Remove onto a cooling rack.
- Optional: dust with powdered sugar.
- You do not want to use cocoa powder for this recipe.
- I recommend using almond flour and not almond meal because almond meal is much thicker than a grind.
- These cookies will keep fresh for up to 4 days in an airtight container or up to 4 months in the freezer.
Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn't test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.
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.
Note this post was updated from an older October 2019 post with more recipe details.
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