The Best Paleo Brownie Crinkle Cookies (nut-free + gluten-free)

February 11, 2019

The Best Paleo Brownie Crinkle Cookies made with nut-free and gluten-free ingredients for an easy and healthier crinkle cookie recipe!

The Best Paleo Brownie Crinkle Cookies made with nut-free and gluten-free ingredients for an easy and healthier crinkle cookie recipe!

These Paleo Brownie Crinkle Cookies are HERE!

Might I add, they are one of the very few cookies on the blog with a crunch. Yet the inside as a soft chocolate-brownie center. One of the downsides to Jord working late, is he is never home for dessert aka I eat all of the desserts unless I share with a friend.

Except these bad boys were too good, I personally ate the entire batch besides the 2 I froze for my parents to try (so generous.. ha!).

I have a feeling these cookies are going to be a hit with you guys and that is for a few reasons..

These brownie cookies are grain-free, nut-free, gluten-free and dairy-free and SO GOOD.

Super allergy-friendly for most and for a nut-free cookie to also be paleo, isn’t the easiest to create. I know many of you have nut-free family members or cannot eat nuts yourselves, so I have been testing more and more recipes that are free of nuts for ya!

I use a mix of pasture-raised eggs (I don’t recommend flax eggs here, sorry guys!) and coconut sugar and add in some of my beloved Hu Kitchen Salty Dark Chocolate that is all melted and rich and chocolatey. For the flour we are using coconut flour and it really helps thicken up the cookie batter, so no worries if the batter is looking way to liquidy at first. Once you add the cacao, coconut flour and baking powder, it’ll thicken up for sure.

I recommend a sprinkle of sea salt on these cookies too. It adds the perfect little saltiness and pairs so well with the sweetness of the chocolate.

These cookies are also perfect for a little sweet treat for your friends and loved ones for Valentine’s Day. In case you are craving some other brownie-like recipes, here are a few of my other faves from the blog: Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Cookie BrowniesPaleo Deep Dish Double Chocolate Chunk Brownies and Paleo Dark Chocolate Brownie Bread (vegan).

The Best Paleo Brownie Crinkle Cookies made with nut-free and gluten-free ingredients for an easy and healthier crinkle cookie recipe!The Best Paleo Brownie Crinkle Cookies made with nut-free and gluten-free ingredients for an easy and healthier crinkle cookie recipe!

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The Best Paleo Brownie Crinkle Cookies

The Best Paleo Brownie Crinkle Cookies made with nut-free and gluten-free ingredients for an easy and healthier crinkle cookie recipe!

  • Author: Rachel
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 9-10 cookies 1x
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Ingredients

  • 2 pasture-raised eggs (haven’t tested flax egg)
  • 1 cup coconut sugar (do not recommend honey or maple syrup – need the grainy texture!)
  • 5 ounces Hu Kitchen Salty Dark Chocolate (code RACHL for free shipping)
  • 3 tablespoons liquid coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt for sprinkling

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper 
  2. In a large bowl, add the eggs and coconut sugar and mix well with hand mixer (or really well with spatula if you do not have mixer) for about 2-3 minutes. The sugar will dissolve and scrap down the sides of the bowl with any excess mixture
  3. Add the dark chocolate and coconut oil to a microwave-safe bowl and heat on 30 second increments (stirring in between) until melted
  4. Stir in the vanilla extract then add to the large bowl with the egg/sugar mixture and mix again for about 2 minutes
  5. Add the cacao powder, coconut flour and baking powder to the bowl and mix well (it should be really thick like frosting or brownie-like batter!)
  6. Using a spoon or cookie dough scooper, scoop about 2 tablespoons of batter per cookie onto the sheet (leave about 2 inches between each cookie as they spread!)
  7. Sprinkle sea salt on top then bake in oven for 10-12 minutes
  8. Allow the cookies to cool for a minute or two then enjoy!

Notes

*Store leftovers in an airtight container for 5 days or freezer for 2 months

xx, Rach

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38 Responses

  1. These were really delicious! made them today to take camping!! Followed recipe except I subbed chocolate chips for the chocolate bar! I have given up trying to find a gluten free chocolate chip cookie that is close enough to the real deal in texture, so this is a nice diversion, really yummy and I don’t have to be disappointed that its not quitttttte the chocolate chip cookie Im searching for! Thanks for a great recipe!

  2. Quick, easy and kiddo approved. I didn’t have Hu so I subbed enjoy life chunks. Thanks for a great recipe! I ended getting 17 cookies so that was a pleasant surprise! My cookie scoop must be a touch smaller 🍪🍪🍪

  3. I made these for a party and they were such a hit! Nobody could tell that they were gluten free, and everybody loved them! Plus they’re so easy to make.

  4. These cookies are OFF THE CHARTS DELICIOUS. I’ve made them 4 times in 2 weeks (don’t judge) for group gatherings and myself!! They are the perfect texture and super chocolatey. Now I need to make all of your cookies!

  5. This were greasy! I Used another chocolate because there’s no Hu where I live. Took them to work and everyone loved them

  6. Made these yesterday and they were AMAZING! Used regular unbleached sugar because I did not find coconut sugar and it worked out well. Thank you for creating dairy free options for my family!!

  7. These taste great, but mine didn’t crackle and aren’t crispy.. any idea where I went wrong? I followed the recipe exactly except I doubled it.. could the larger volume be an issue?

  8. Hey, what would happen if I reduced the amount of sugar? I really like the recipe and want to try it out, but a full cup seems way too much for my taste..

  9. Sounds delish! If I don’t have coconut oil I saw you mentioned butter or ghee can be used? Would that be one stick butter or what is the measurement I should add, thanks so much, nice find!

  10. Wondering if I can substitute another flour instead of coconut flour? Like almond flour/meal? Or oat flour? These are the ones I have on hand… can’t wait to try this recipe1

  11. I swapped out the coconut flour with regular plain flour and the recipe worked great. I also didn’t have enough coconut sugar so did half a cup of coconut sugar to a quarter cup of pure maple syrup. Overall a delicious cookie!

  12. I swapped out the coconut flour with regular plain flour and the recipe worked great. I also didn’t have enough coconut sugar so did half a cup of coconut sugar to a quarter cup of pure maple syrup. Overall a delicious cookie!

  13. Rachel these are amazing. Did everything in recipe except I only had one Hu bar so added a few semi sweet choc chips in during the melt. Soooo good. I want to eat them all. They turned out a little flat but next time I’ll add a tad more coconut flour. Thank you for this recipe.

  14. I made them today with my daughter and they are so delicious!! I used olive oil instead of coconut oil and they are perfect. Sooo yummy!!! My new favorite cookies

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