Gluten-Free Chocolate Truffle Cookie

Gluten-free chocolate truffle cookies

The Spruce / Teri Lee Gruss

  • Total: 22 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 12 mins
  • Servings: 24 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
189 Calories
13g Fat
15g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 24
Amount per serving
Calories 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 81mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 4g
Calcium 34mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

What makes these gluten-free cookies so good? They are moist and delicious and taste like brownies! But what really sets this recipe apart is the small amount of flour, sugar and butter called for, especially compared to most cookie recipes.

After baking be sure to let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for at least 10 minutes before using a spatula to remove them to a wire rack. Place the cooled cookies in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for an extra chewy brownie-like texture and flavor.

The gluten-free all-purpose flour used in this recipe contains added guar gum. No other gums are called for in the recipe. For best results, don't substitute another gluten-free flour in the recipe.


  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar (cane sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (Ghirardelli semi-sweet for melting, 10 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons gluten-free all-purpose flour mix (Gluten-Free Pantry All-Purpose Flour used in this recipe with good results)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder (aluminum-free)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 cups walnuts (chopped, not too coarse, not too fine)
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips (2 ounces)

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F/176 C.

  2. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking pads.

  3. Place gluten-free all-purpose flour blend, gluten-free baking powder and salt in a small bowl and whisk to thoroughly blend. Set aside.

  4. Melt 1 1/2 cups (10 ounces) chocolate chips with butter over a double doubler. When mixture melts and is smooth remove from heat.

  5. Place two large eggs and sugar in a mixing bowl. Use an electric mixer to beat on high until the mixture is fluffy. Add vanilla extract and stir to blend.

  6. Add melted chocolate/butter mixture to the egg/sugar mixture. Stir to thoroughly blend. Add flour mixture and stir to combine. Finally, stir in additional 1/3 cup (2 ounces) chocolate chips and chopped nuts.

  7. Use a rounded tablespoon to scoop cookie dough and place cookies about 2 inches apart on a baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for about 10 to 12 minutes. Remove and allow to cool on the baking sheet for at least 10 minutes before using a metal spatula to remove from baking sheet to a wire cooling rack. When cookies are completely cool place in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.

Reminder: Always make sure your work surfaces, utensils, pans, and tools are free of gluten. Always read product labels. Manufacturers can change product formulations without notice. When in doubt, do not buy or use a product before contacting the manufacturer for verification that the product is free of gluten.