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Gluten Free Swiss Brunsli Cookies

Sandi Gaertner
If you love chocolate cookies, this delicious gluten free Swiss Brunsli Cookies recipe is so worth making. Perfect for the holidays or anytime.
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Gluten Free Dessert Recipes
Cuisine Swiss
Servings 16 cookies
Calories 174 kcal


  • 1 ¾ cups almond flour * see note
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 ounces chocolate finely chopped/shaved
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 egg whites


  • 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 20 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.


  1. You do not want to use cocoa powder for this recipe.
  2. I recommend using almond flour and not almond meal because almond meal is much thicker of a grind.
  3. These cookies will keep up to 4 days in an air-tight container, or up to 4 months in the freezer.


Serving: 1gCalories: 174kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 3gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 8mgPotassium: 37mgFiber: 2gSugar: 18gCalcium: 30mgIron: 1mg
Keyword gluten free holiday cookies, Gluten Free Swiss Brunsli Cookies
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