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

    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!

    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

    Prep Time 10 mins
    Cook Time 10 mins
    Total Time 20 mins
    Yields 9-10 cookies


    • 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


    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!


    Recipe Notes

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

    xx, Rach

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  • Reply Krystal February 13, 2019 at 9:44 am

    Can you use regular vegetable oil or melted butter instead of the coconut oil?

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    • Reply Rachel February 14, 2019 at 4:50 pm

      i don’t personally cook with vegetable oil but i think melted butter or ghee would be great!

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  • Reply Mary February 13, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    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!

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  • Reply Ashley February 13, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    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 🍪🍪🍪

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  • Reply Tova February 17, 2019 at 1:27 pm

    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.

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  • Reply Vanessa February 25, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    Anything with HU Chocolate is amazing! I cannot wait to make these. Thanks for always sharing such delicious, chocolately treats!

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  • Reply Leanne February 27, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    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!

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  • Reply Myrna March 1, 2019 at 9:12 am

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

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  • Reply Mariah March 5, 2019 at 11:51 am

    I did around 3oz of chocolate and used flax eggs! Turned out perfect so good and so rich!

    Thank you!

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  • Reply Erin June 16, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    These are my favorite recipe of yours!! So so delicious!

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  • Reply Barbara July 22, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    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!!

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