Gluten free brownie cookies

Are you looking for some gluten free cookies that are just as rich and fudgy as brownies? Then check out this delicious recipe for double chocolate brownie cookies. This easy chocolate cookie recipe has only a few steps and it can be prepared in a matter of minutes. In addition to being easy to prepare, this recipe is also gluten free, egg free, nut free, and vegetarian friendly.

Why choose these fudgy brownie cookies

What makes this recipe for gluten free brownie cookies better than the rest?

  • Rich and fudgy. The best thing about these chocolate cookies is that they are rich and fudgy just like brownies! These cookies have an in-your-face chocolate flavor that will leave you wanting more. They are also packed with an extra burst of chocolate flavor in the form of chocolate chips!
  • Quick & easy to make. These gluten free brownie cookies can be prepared in a matter of minutes! This is not one of those cookie recipes that requires the cookie dough to be chilled for a long time before you can put the cookies in the oven. These brownie cookies are meant to spread, so you only need to chill the dough for 10 minutes. You can even get away without chilling the cookie dough at all, though we think the cookies come out best with a short chill.
  • Gluten free. This chocolate chip cookie recipe is designed to be made with gluten free flour. No need to worry about how the recipe will be affected by using a different type of flour.
  • Egg free. In addition to being gluten free, this recipe for brownie cookies is also egg free! That means that is safe for all of you with egg allergies out there. Even if you do not have an egg allergy, we still recommend using applesauce instead of eggs in this recipe. The applesauce helps to make these brownie cookies extra fudgy. 

How to make chocolate cookies fudgy

How do you make your chocolate cookies extra fudgy? Here are some tips for making cookies that are extra fudgy. 

  • Increase the ratio of sugar to flour. If you are looking to make your cookies a little more fudgy then you should increase the sugar to flour ratio in the cookies. This helps to make cookies that are bold and flavorful.
  • Raise the fat content. Are you looking to make your favorite cookie recipe a little more fudgy? Try adding a little extra butter or coconut oil to your cookies. Adding a little more fat to cookies makes the flavor even more rich. 

Flour, sugar, and cocoa powder for gluten free cookies.

How to replace egg in cookies

What do we use as an egg replacement in these chocolate brownie cookies? These cookies use unsweetened applesauce rather than eggs. We recommend using applesauce rather than eggs even if you do not have an egg allergy. The applesauce makes the cookies come out a little extra fudgy. 

How to tell when chocolate cookies are done

It is difficult to tell when chocolate cookies are done because you cannot see when the edges start to brown. Here are some methods you can use to help determine whether chocolate cookies are done cooking. If you need any more tips you can check out this article.

  • Poke the edges of the cookies. The center of these chocolate brownie cookies will be soft when they first come out of the oven and are still warm. The very edges of the cookies, however, should start to set. The edges of the cookies should hold their structure when you poke them if they are done
  • Look for cracks in the cookies. These cookies should start to crack a little when they are done cooking. It is possible that these cookies might not have many cracks in them even when they are done, but if you see cracks on the surface of the cookies then that is a good sign that the cookies are done.
  • Use a candy thermometer. You can also use a candy thermometer (this style works well for cookies) to measure the internal temperature of your cookies. Cookies are usually done when they reach an internal temperature of 165 – 175 degrees Fahrenheit. It can be difficult to take the internal temperature of thin cookies so you should measure the internal temperature of the thickest cookie on your tray.

Fudgy gluten free & egg free brownie cookies with chocolate chips.

Chocolate brownie cookies

These chocolate brownie cookies are gluten free, egg free, and nut free.
Prep Time18 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Keyword: egg free, gluten free, nut free, vegetarian
Servings: 12 cookies


  • 1 cup gluten free all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix all of the dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
  • Melt the butter then mix all of the wet ingredients together in a medium sized mixing bowl.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper then scoop balls of cookie dough onto the baking sheet. You should leave at least 2 inches of space between each ball of cookie dough. These cookies are meant to spread so they need some space.
  • Put the cookie dough in the refrigerator and let the cookies chill for 10 minutes.
  • Bake the cookies for 12 - 14 minutes at 350 degrees. We recommend checking the cookies at 12 minutes.


Xanthan gum. If your gluten free all purpose flour blend does not contain xanthan gum or a similar replacement for gluten then you should add around 1/4 tsp of xanthan gum per cup of flour.
Tips for measuring flour. We recommend measuring flour by spooning the flour into a measuring cup then leveling off the flour with a butter knife. This is the most consistent way to measure flour. If you dip your measuring cup into the bag of flour, it will compress the flour and you will end up with extra flour. 

Substitutions for chocolate brownie cookies

  • Unsweetened applesauce. If you do not have unsweetened applesauce then you can use regular applesauce rather than unsweetened applesauce. There is no need to adjust any of the other ingredients in the recipe if you use sweetened applesauce. 

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