These Gluten-Free Brownie Cookies are incredibly fudgy and super chocolatey - they're like a brownie in cookie form! Only healthier:)
Ridiculously rich with chocolate and so delicious, these chocolate brownie cookies are, not trying to brag, the BEST chocolate cookies out there! And incredibly easy to make. Not to mention, that beautiful crinkly top! Though these aren't your typical brownie cookies, they taste just like 'em!
Whoever thought about putting cookies and brownies together into this glorious, decadent chocolate overload, is genius! They're certainly every chocolate lover's dream and will suffice any chocolate craving. I just can't get enough!
This recipe, unsurprisingly, starts with chocolate. And butter. You bet that it's going to be good! Melt them together in a sauce pan and them add in you cocoa powder. Mix until luscious and terribly tempting.
In the mean time, it's time to do some magic. And the most important step for that crinkly top. In a bowl, mix together the Eggs and Salt for about 4-5 minutes. It'll almost look like a pretty fluffy meringue. The mixture will greatly increase in volume and get nicely airy.
Them gently fold in your melted chocolate/butter mixture into the egg mixture. And after that, all that's left is to mix in your dry ingredients!
Now, I know no body enjoys waiting for their cookies to chill for an hour, but trust me, this will prevent them from spreading out too much into pancakes and will give them a nice texture. They will be so fudgy and soft in the middle, you won't be able to resist!
Using an ice cream scoop, or a cookie scoop, portion them out onto your prepared cookie pan and bake for 10 minutes.
I used regular Almond Flour for these cookies. I've also seen people use Almond Protein Powder for these as well. If you'd like, feel free to use a paleo flour blend or a gluten free flour blend at your local grocery store. Or you can easily find and order them on Amazon.
If you're you're not gluten-free and would like to use regular flour, go ahead! You can use it in equal parts to this recipe.
You definitely can! You can mix in things like chocolate chips or cocoa nibs for a more chocolatey taste, or some shredded coconut to make these coconut brownie cookies, now THAT sounds like a good recipe!
What I like to do is, once I put the portioned out cookie dough balls onto my ready cookie sheet, I'll add in a generous amount of chocolate chips and/or cocoa nibs on top of each cookie. That will melt right into the cookies make them all the more fudgy and flavorful!
Store the cookie at room temperature for up to two weeks in a sealed container. They will, however, stay fresh for up to a week.
These cookies are wonderful in the freezer too. If you can't finish them, or would like to save them, store them in a freezer safe ziplock bag for up to 6 months.