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Gluten-free chocolate cookie with powdered sugar

Gluten-Free Chocolate Crinkle Cookie Recipe (Dairy-Free)

  • Author: MamaShire
  • Prep Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 27 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1/2 dozens 1x
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Oven


You’ll need a couple of hours to chill the dough in fridge before baking. These are so fudgy and perfect.



1 1/2 cups gluten-free flour blend*
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup buttery spread, softened (room temperature) (Smart Balance or Earth Balance)
3/4 cup Enjoy Life Mini Morsels

1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup powdered sugar


Whisk together gluten-free flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Use a stand mixer or hand mixer and blend together the brown sugar, buttery spread, and vanilla. Then add the eggs and thoroughly combine.

Mix the flour mixture into the sugar mix and then fold in the mini morsels.

Cover the bowl and place in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

After 2 hours remove the cookie dough from the refrigerator. Preheat the oven to 325°. Prepare baking pans by lining with parchment paper or line with a silicone mat.

Place the granulated sugar in a small bowl and place the powdered sugar in a separate small bowl. Use a cookie scoop or spoon out some into your hands to make 1 1/2-inch balls.

Roll each ball into the granulated sugar and then into the powdered sugar then place on the prepared baking sheet 2 inches apart.

Bake for 12 minutes. Remove from oven and place pan on a wire rack to cool. Leave cookies on pan for 5 minutes and then remove to wire rack to finish cooling.


*My favorite gluten-free & dairy-free flour blends to use are Pamela’s Artisan Blend and Better Batter. I’ve been using them both with great results. They are both a 1-1 substitute. If you use another gluten-free flour blend be sure that it contains xanthan gum. If it doesn’t add 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum per cup of flour.

**Regular butter can be used in place of the buttery spread.

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