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Gluten Free Chocolate Cookies With Walnuts

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These gluten free chocolate cookies are stuffed with walnuts and chocolate chips for the ultimate cookie experience.

gluten free chocolate cookies

If you’re a cookie lover be sure to check out my other cookie recipes I know you’ll love!

Banana Bread Cookies (GF and Paleo)
45 Dairy Free Cookie Recipes
Easy Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies (Gluten Free and Dairy Free)

gluten free chocolate cookies

Gluten free cookies are often made with gluten free all purpose flour, but this particular chocolate cookie recipe is made with almond flour. Which means they’re paleo too!

gluten free chocolate cookies

In addition to being wheat free and paleo, they’re also dairy free chocolate cookies! There’s no butter and no white sugar in this recipe.  Which is another thing to love!

gluten free chocolate cookies

These chocolate walnut cookies are kind of a cross between a brownie and a cookie. I absolutely love the texture. And with the melty gluten free chocolate chips and crunchy walnuts, it’s a cookie recipe you’ll want to make over and over again.

gluten free chocolate cookies

Ingredients In Gluten Free Chocolate Cookies

Almond flour (not almond meal)
Raw cacao powder (cocoa powder works too)
Coconut sugar
Maple syrup
Avocado oil (any oil should work)
Vanilla extract
Dark chocolate chips
Raw walnuts
Baking Soda
Sea salt

gluten free chocolate cookies

How To Make Gluten Free Chocolate Cookies

1. First, whisk the almond flour, cocao powder, coconut sugar, salt, and baking soda in a medium sized mixing bowl.
2. Next, add in the maple syrup, vanilla, and oil and mix until a dough forms.
3. Lastly, add in the chocolate chips and chopped walnuts and stir to combine.
4. Using a 1.5 tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop the cookie dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
5. Place into the oven to bake. While the bake time depends on your oven, 11-13 minutes is best.

gluten free chocolate cookies

How Do You Store Gluten Free Chocolate Cookies?

These gluten free walnut cookies are best eaten right away. Almond flour cookies and baked goods tend to soften over time and change texture.

It’s just the nature of almond flour.

If you’re not going to eat these cookies right away, I recommend freezing them, or storing them in a NON air tight container. Meaning, put them in a container with the lid halfway off, or a bag left partway open.

The extra air flow will help them not to get too soft.

gluten free chocolate cookies

This gluten free dessert is easy to make and a total crowd pleaser. Even my kids who SWEAR they don’t like nuts in cookies, gobbled these up!

What’s your favorite cookie? Classic chocolate chip cookies? Flourless chocolate cookies? Banana Cookies? Snickerdoodles?

 

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Gluten Free Chocolate Cookies With Walnuts and Chocolate Chips

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time23 mins
Recipe Type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, cookies, dairy free, gluten free, walnuts
Servings: 13 cookies
Author: Jill from Simply Jillicious

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/3 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon raw cacao powder (cocoa powder works too)
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar ()
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablepsoon avocado oil (any oil will work)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips (I like Guittard or Enjoy Life)
  • 1/2 cup walnuts (roughly chopped)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Whisk the almond flour, cocao powder, coconut sugar, salt, and baking soda in a medium sized mixing bowl.
  • Add in the maple syrup, vanilla, egg, and oil and mix until a dough forms.
  • Roughly chop the walnuts and add them to the dough along with the chocolate chips, and stire to cobine.
  • Using a 1.5 tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop the cookie dough onto the parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 11-13 minutes.
  • Store in a container that allows a little air flow, so the cookies won't get overly soft. (Typical of almond flour baked goods)

NOTES

I added walnuts on top of the cookies for the photos, but this step isn't necessary. 
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Gluten Free and Paleo Crinkle Cookies
Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
Strawberry Banana Coconut Milk Smoothie

 

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Olivia
    March 31, 2020 at 8:43 am

    Could you sub a flax egg instead?

    • Reply
      Jill
      March 31, 2020 at 9:53 am

      Ooh good question. I haven’t tried this recipe with a flax egg but I’d be surprised if it didn’t work. Let me know how it turns out if you give it try! Thanks Olivia!

  • Reply
    Kenzie
    May 5, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    I just wanted to let you know that in the PDF at the end, you skipped the part about adding the egg

    • Reply
      Jill
      May 5, 2020 at 8:47 pm

      Whoops! Added the egg…thanks Kenzie!

  • Reply
    Marissa
    May 28, 2020 at 9:36 am

    Can I use ground almonds instead of almond flour?

    • Reply
      Jill
      May 29, 2020 at 10:03 am

      Hi Marissa! Great question, but unfortunately that won’t work too well. You’ll want to stick to the recipe for this one. Good luck!

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