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The Ultimate Flourless Chocolate Cookies

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I've created a Flourless Chocolate Cookies recipe that is gluten-free, sugar-free, and full of healthy fat.
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Hi Bold Bakers!

One of my all-time favorite cookies (and desserts for that matter) is a batch of Flourless Chocolate Cookies. You all know what I mean, those soft and chewy cookies that have a crisp outside and an almost brownie-like center.

Typically made with granulated sugar, egg whites, and chocolate, these cookies are flourless — but I thought they could still be improved upon. By swapping out the sugar for a monkfruit brown sugar and utilizing rich almond butter, I’ve created Flourless Chocolate Cookies that are gluten-free, refined sugar-free, full of healthy fat and can even be made vegan.

It’s kind of my thing, baking in an alternative way that leads to a new way of looking at healthier desserts! Get more healthy baking recipes!

How to Make Flourless Chocolate Cookies

This cookie is so rich and decadent thanks to a base of all-natural unsweetened and unsalted almond butter. The almond butter gives the cookie a fudgy center and helps the cookie hold together with very little added oil or dry ingredients.

To the almond butter, I add a mix of monkfruit brown sugar by Lakanto and a small amount of coconut sugar. This mix  keeps the cookies from being too sweet and gives a chewy texture while also cutting the sugar way down. After creaming together the almond butter and sugar, I add in two eggs which bind the cookies and add richness.

Lastly, a bit of almond flour and just a few tablespoons of good quality cocoa powder complete this cookie. As if the batter isn’t chocolatey enough, I fold in sugar-free dark chocolate chunks. The cookies are scooped into generous tablespoons then baked for just a short time to keep them chewy. The finished cookies are shiny, crackly, and molten. Let’s just say my Flourless Double Chocolate Cookies are for the ultimate chocolate lovers out there!

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Do I have to use almond butter?

While I really like the flavor and texture that almond butter adds, you can replace it with cashew butter or a more neutral nut butter. If you are allergic to nuts, you can swap the nut butter out for sunflower butter and the almond flour for coconut flour. One of the things I like about this recipe is that it is so adaptable and the ingredients really do the work for you.

How to make these Flourless Chocolate Cookies Egg-Free

If you don’t want to use egg in this recipe you can use a flax egg instead. This will combine with the nut or seed butter and work in the same way the egg does to bind the cookie. Reference my Egg Substitute Chart for more info about egg-free baking.

How to Store Flourless Chocolate Cookies

You will be happy to know that the almond butter keeps these cookies chewy and moist for a few days. They can be warmed in the microwave or even a low oven for a short time and they will taste like they were just made. I like to store these cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days. These flourless chocolate cookies can also be frozen, then thawed at room temperature and enjoyed at a later date.

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The Ultimate Flourless Chocolate Cookies

4.2 from 82 votes
By swapping out the sugar for a monkfruit brown sugar and utilizing rich almond butter, I've created a Flourless Chocolate Cookies recipe that is gluten-free, sugar-free, full of healthy fat.
Author: Olivia Crouppen
Servings: 18 cookies
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 32 mins
By swapping out the sugar for a monkfruit brown sugar and utilizing rich almond butter, I've created a Flourless Chocolate Cookies recipe that is gluten-free, sugar-free, full of healthy fat.
Author: Olivia Crouppen
Servings: 18 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup (1 ½ oz/43g) coconut sugar, date sugar, or brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (4 oz/115g) Lakanto brown sugar, or swerve
  • 2 eggs*, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, ghee or butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (8oz/225g) almond butter or cashew butter, natural unsweetened and unsalted
  • 3 tablespoons almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (6oz/170g) Lilys sugar free chocolate, roughly chopped

Instructions

  • Pre-heat your oven to 350°F (180°C) then line two large cookies sheets with parchment paper, set aside. 
  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter, and sugars.
  • Add the eggs, vanilla, and coconut oil and mix until fully incorporated. 
  • Add in the almond flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt then fold until combined into a thick dough. Lastly, fold in the chocolate chunks.
  • Scoop the dough into generously heaped tablespoons then place on the prepared cookie sheet about 1 1/2 inches apart. 
  • Bake the cookies for 12 minutes until puffed and crackly. 
  • Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool. Once cool enjoy!
  • Cover and store the cookies at room temperature for 3-4 days. 

Recipe Notes

Egg Substitutes: Reference my Egg Substitute Chart to make these cookies egg free. 
Nutrition Facts
The Ultimate Flourless Chocolate Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 128 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 9mg0%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 4g8%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Marianna
Marianna
2 years ago

Hello,
This cookies are definitely not sugar-free! It is quite wrong to state like that!

Muze319
5 months ago

Just made these and they are delicious! I’m no stranger to baking with alternative sweeteners and I like the combo and that a little bit of coconut sugar offers compared to other recipes with only monk fruit or Swerve. I would not say that it’s completely “sugar free” due to the coconut sugars, but I think that would be an easy adjustment for those who want a more low carb version to just use all Swerve or monk fruit. These are delicious as is, though. 😊

Souparnika
1 year ago

Madam am ur fan. But it was difficult for me to balance studies and baking but now it’s lockdown, so I can concentrate on both. and what can I use instead of almond flour and almond butter. Can I use regular butter ? Whenever I put a comment u will give reply…..sure how u r doing that ? Magic……..U R AMAZING…❤️👌Don’t know how to express that …

Debbie
2 years ago

Hi Jemma…we don’t have monkey fruit sugar or coconut sugar in the UK , what can I use instead…

Linoya
Linoya
5 days ago

Hi Gemma, I’d like to make these but I don’t have swerve or Lakanto. Can I use cane sugar or more coconut sugar instead?

Lifan
4 months ago

If I leave out the coco powder, would it work for something more like a regular chocolate chip cookie, you think?

Rose Mercer
Rose Mercer
5 months ago

Hi, could I use all Monkfruit or Stevia sugar substitutes? It sounds wonderful otherwise 🙂

Anonymous
Anonymous
6 months ago

hey gemma,
I wanted to ask you somethings about these delicious looking cookies:
1.Can I use normal brown sugar instead of lakanto or swerve for this recipe?
2.Can I substitute the almond or cashew nut butter with normal butter or something else?
3.Can I use normal flour instead of almond flour?
Thanks a lot for all your yummy recipies,
a huge fan of yours:)

Sujittra
10 months ago

Love these cookies 🍪.They ‘re delicious 😋 .I used only 1/2 cup of brown sugar for the recipe and it was good.It will definitely be my go to recipe from now on.Thank you so much for your wonderful recipes 😘🍪❤️

Jennifer
Jennifer
1 year ago

Hi Gemma! Can stevia or Splenda brown sugar be used in these cookies?

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