Irresistible Flourless Chocolate Cookies – Naturally Gluten Free Cookie Recipe

flourless chocolate cookies

There are times when any sweet treat won’t do. It must be chocolate. It must be the rich and fudgy kind. And it must be easy enough to whip up in minutes. These Flourless Chocolate Cookies, adapted from one by François Payard, certainly fits the bill (and are naturally gluten-free). The top splits into lovely crackles revealing a dark center that’s studded throughout with rich, chocolate morsels. This cookie, plus hot tea, plus my book (currently Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, which I highly recommend by the way) can turn a mid-afternoon slump into a day at the spa. Or at least it feels that way.

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Recipe card and description updated 8/18/23

flourless chocolate cookies

The Double Chocolate Allure

As you bite into your first Flourless Chocolate Cookie, you’ll experience an explosion of rich chocolate flavors. The exterior boasts a satisfying crunch, while the interior is fudgy, chewy and moist. It’s the kind of cookie that satisfies all your cravings, whether you’re a chocolate lover, a gluten-free human, or simply someone who appreciates a good treat.

So, the next time you’re craving an indulgent dessert whip up a batch of Flourless Chocolate Cookies. The recipe doesn’t make a whole lot, which is why you’ll need to hide them from your kids. Some things are meant to be shared…some are not. And that’s okay, isn’t it?

Here are even more gluten free cookie recipes to enjoy!

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Irresistible Flourless Chocolate Cookies _ Naturally Gluten Free

Alison Needham
This fudgy cookie recipe, adapted from Payard (his version has walnuts), is just the thing when you must. have. chocolate. You know what I’m talking about. They are easy to make, and even easier to eat. They are pure chocolate bliss.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 307 kcal



  • Preheat the oven to 320 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or a Silpat.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the confectioners’ sugar with the cocoa powder and salt.
  • Add the egg whites and vanilla extract and beat just until the batter is moistened (do not overbeat or it will stiffen). Gently fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Spoon the batter onto the baking sheets in 12 evenly spaced mounds, and bake for 14 to 16 minutes, until the tops are glossy and lightly cracked; shift the pans from front to back and top to bottom halfway through to ensure even baking.
  • Slide the parchment paper (with the cookies) onto 2 wire racks. Let cookies cool completely, and store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


Serving: 2cookiesCalories: 307kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 4gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 69mgPotassium: 243mgFiber: 4gSugar: 41gVitamin A: 15IUCalcium: 24mgIron: 2mg
Keyword chocolate chocolate cookies, flourless chocolate cookies, Flourless cookies, Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies, gluten free chocolate cookies, Gluten Free Cookies
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