Grain Free Double Chocolate Cookies
5th times a charm? It was for these Grain Free Double Chocolate Cookies! I honestly have never had to remake a recipe this many times. There have been many times I gave up on recipes after 2 or 3 times just because it wasn’t worth it, but I was determined to make these grain free cookies work!!! I LOVE double chocolate cookies and knew they needed to be a bit fudgey with a little crisp around the edges. Now these aren’t SUPER fudgey but they are are moist and have that little crisp! 2 of the rounds I tried were okay enough for me to still eat, but 2 of them I had to throw away because they just crumbled in your mouth – EW. The addition of a little nut butter is exactly what these needed and it made them perfect! My sister came over the first day of testing and she had great feedback so shout out to her for excellent taste testing skillz!
I have such fond memories of cookies in my life. You know when you have a REALLY good cookie? And the world kinda stops for a second? Is that just me? I have an intense love for baked goods – I did work at a bakery at one point! And remember when I went to New York for Dr. Oz and had that cookie from Levian bakery? I think I will remember that first bite forever. My point being… cookies might seem like a simple thing, but they are a thing of beauty and a thing I don’t take lightly! Hence the 5 attempts. Grain free baking is TOUGH. The best way to do it is with Almond Flour so apologies to my nut free people! One day I will figure out a good nut free cookie but today is not that day. Today is the day for you to make these cookies and be super happy about it!! And please do report back and let me know how it goes! 🙂
Oh and flakey sea salt for the win, always and forever.
STACKS ON STACKS of GRAIN FREE COOKIES!
Always the best way to show case a grain free cookie in my book!
You will need more Grain Free Cookies after you try these:
Grain Free Chocolate Mint Sandwich Cookies
Chocolate Raspberry Swirl Cookies
Chocolate Dipped & Chipped Cookies
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Nutrition for Grain Free Chocolate Cookies
These Grain Free Double Chocolate Cookies are a healthy way to enjoy a decadent dessert! Packed with chocolate flavor and sweetened with coconut sugar! Also these cookies are gluten free which is great for birthday parties and other gatherings as the gluten free population is ever growing and we need to be prepared to accommodate more folks with gluten intolerance or Celiac Disease.Print
Grain Free Double Chocolate Cookies
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup ghee, melted and cooled
- 2 tablespoons nut butter (i used almond)
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1 tablespoon coconut flour
- ½ cup cacao powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- Pinch of salt
- ¼ cup chocolate chips, or chopped chocolate
- Coarse sea salt, for sprinkling
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a medium bowl combine all ingredients except the chocolate chips and coarse sea salt.
- Once dough is combined, stir in chocolate chips just until they are evenly dispersed. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and scoop into 10 balls.
- Flatten the balls on the sheet and make sure they are evenly spread apart. Top each cookie with 1-2 more chocolate chips and sprinkle with coarse sea salt.
- Bake for 8 minutes and let cool!
Sometimes I use coconut flakes for the chocolate cookies.
Can I use butter instead of ghee?
Yes you can!
Yum! So good and chocolatey! I did substitute 3 Cashew Cookie Lara Bars (ground up in food processor) for the coconut sugar since I’m doing Whole30 right now. It isn’t maybe quite as sweet but still delicious!
What is a vegan alternative for the ghee?
I am not sure! I don’t do much vegan baking!
Hi – these look so yummy – worth the 5 tries! Is there a substitute I can use for the coconut sugar? I don’t bake often and really don’t want to have it sitting in my pantry. thank you
Ooo I haven’t tried it with any other sugar!! I am sure it would be fine with a brown sugar but I don’t think something like honey or maple syrup would work. I will have to try it out!
Thank you for not giving up on this recipe! I keep making it over and over again because the cookies are just so darn delicious. I also have put the batter in a small baking dish and baked it like brownies…quite amazing. I do believe this is my fourth or fifth time making them! 😀
Ah that makes me SO HAPPY!! I have to try them brownie style – sounds incredible!
What else could be used instead of ghee other than butter?
You can use coconut oil! Just know it will taste a little coconutty unless you use refined coconut oil!
Happy to report that this recipe worked well with a flax egg 🙂 Thanks Kelsey!
Good to know!!!
These are AMAZING with so many good ingredients. I used cacao nibs and some dark chocolate chips and added some maca powder cause ya know, #health. Will absolutely be making these again.
That is great!!! 🙂
These were phenomenal! Thanks for your work in perfecting this recipe!
So good to hear!!
Great recipe. Made for guests where the family is on W30. Next time I would cut the cacao in half and leave out the pinch of salt from the dough. Quick, easy and perfect for the chocolate lovers!! I used Lilly’s brand chocolate chips. Do you have other suggestions?
I also like enjoy life chocolate chips!
Loved these cookies! My mom is a baker and she was blown away by this yummy, clean recipe! So excited to pass this on to others! Thanks for your hard work!
That is great news! Thanks!
I made these yesterday. They came together quickly, and tasted great but I found them to be quite dry. I was making them for a layer of an ice box cake and I think they will work well when layered with other ingredients, but I prefer a chewier cookie.