These Chocolate Fudge Crinkle Cookies are naturally gluten-free and full of gooey chocolate! These fudgy cookies are completely flourless and dairy-free, and will be a new favorite whether you’re gluten-free or not.
So I recently wrote about how I’ve been eating healthier, and then I show up with these decadent cookies…which are probably one of the less healthy things I’ve eaten as of late. However, as decadent as they look, these Chocolate Fudge Crinkle Cookies are completely gluten-free and flourless, so that gives them a few bonus points in the “health” department — and they get a million more bonus points for being so delicious. Besides these cookies, as far as healthy eating goes, I’ve been doing pretty darn well!
I’ve discovered the joys of grains: quinoa, farro, and brown rice have all made their way into my pantry and I’ve been having so much fun discovering different ways to use them. I’ll definitely be sharing some recipes using those soon enough. Healthy eating really is not too hard once you stick to it – spices and herbs have become my best friends. They make everything taste wonderful and so flavorful, without all the grease, sugar, and white carbs that typically make food taste good.
With the right recipes, eating well makes me feel better, look better, and it tastes better. I’m loving it. These cookies, although not healthy, are really darn good. They are deep, rich, fudgy, and so ridiculously chocolatey. I was content with half a cookie – seriously. Right out of the oven, there is nothing better. They were gooey and the melted chocolate was dripping all over. It was chocolate heaven!
You won’t need too more ingredients to make these, either! Just these (most of which you probably already have in your pantry):
- Chocolate Chips – I like Enjoy Life Brand and Santa Barbara Chocolate
- Egg Whites
- Powdered Sugar
- Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- Sea Salt
- Coconut Oil Spray (or another non-stick spray)
My dad is a complete chocoholic and he declared these close to the best, if not the best cookies he’s ever had. Whip these up for your gluten-free (and non-gluten-free) chocoholic friends and they’ll be praising the ground you walk on for weeks! I hope you try these out and enjoy!
Chocolate Fudge Crinkle Cookies (GF)
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 2 large baking sheets with nonstick spray.
- Place 1 cup of chocolate chips in a microwavable bowl. Microwave for 45 seconds, stir. Heat in 15 second increments, stirring in between, until the chocolate is completely smooth. Let cool for about 10 minutes.
Using electric mixer, beat whites in large bowl to soft peaks. Gradually beat in ½ cup powdered sugar. Continue beating until mixture resembles soft marshmallow creme.
Whisk 1 cup powdered sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, and salt in separate bowl. On low speed, beat the dry ingredients into the egg white meringue. Once it is fully incorporated, add the lukewarm chocolate and ½ cup chocolate chips. Dough will become very stiff. If your dough seems loose at all, I recommend refrigerating the dough for at least a half hour to help it firm up before rolling into balls.
Place ½ cup powdered sugar in bowl. Roll 1 rounded tablespoon of dough into a ball and roll in powdered sugar. Place on baking prepared sheet. Repeat with remaining dough, spacing the cookies 2 inches apart.
- Bake until puffed and tops crack, about 10 minutes. Cool on the baking sheets for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.
Cornstarch can be replaced with tapioca or arrowroot starch to keep it grain-free.