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The autumn months tend to be all about pie. I made my fair share, including mile-high apple, peanut butter chocolate, black bottom pecan, and a banana caramel tart. But now that Thanksgiving is over, I’m in full on cookie mode.
When we were in Paris last year, I stopped at this well known gluten-free bakery five different times. Their offerings were beyond good, from the cookies to the seedy bread, and rosemary foccacia. But the bite that turned my world upside down was their “brookie”.
Everything you love about a fudgy brownie, rolled into a phenomenal cookie.
Studded with chunks of toasted walnuts.
Having the richest cocoa flavor.
And a chewy center, surrounded by buttery crisp edges.
So I’ve been on a recipe testing spree to try and recreate, finally landing on these Gluten Free Chocolate Cookies that I’m sharing with you today.
Two bowls. Ready in less than an hour. And a chocolate lover’s dream.
You’ll recognize all the traditional ingredients for brownies , and to make them gluten-free, I used teff flour, knowing it had worked well in this brownie recipe. The walnuts are essential! Something I thought I’d never say, because as a child, I frowned upon their addition to baked goods. But my adult palate welcomes them, not only for the crunch, but also the flavor.
These fudgy rounds aren’t overly sweet, using brown sugar for softness, and balanced by dark cocoa. Made even better with a glass of cold milk, or mug of of coffee. Hope they make it to your cookie plate this holiday season!
A few notes:
* Baking dough balls as-is (like pictures above) results in taller, thicker cookies. If you prefer them a bit flatter, flatten the dough balls with the back of a spoon just before baking.
* Baked cookies can be kept in an airtight container at moderate room temperature for 3 days before losing their chewy texture.
* To toast walnuts, bake in the preheated oven for 5 minutes. Then empty on a cutting board and let them cool before chopping.
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These gluten-free walnut brownie cookies look absolutely fantastic. Beautiful photos, too. I look forward to trying this.
It is very decadent, and the people in my office are happy today! They looked soooo good, I had to try and make gluten free walnut brownie cookies. I used your suggestion and used 1/2 cup packed organic brown sugar.
My dad keeps trying to make a batch of cookies like these, and his are super tasty but I have a feeling these are like his recipe extra kicked up a notch! Gonna share with him and see if we can make a batch together!
ooooo! i hope you both love them. one of favorites. so chocolatey! xo
I am obsessed with healthy desserts! Definitely gluten free walnut brownie cookies will be yummy! I’m seriously so inspired right now. I need to add cinnamon to recipe and it would be perfect. I’m also gonna pin this post on my Pinterest board my followers will love it. Thx for sharing Amanda!
These are amazing. I’m making these to bring to a holiday party on Sunday. Chris’s request ;) xx
eek! i hope you both love them. miss you. xo
That dark, dark chocolate with sea salt, extra beautiful with the walnuts!
These look so delicious! I’ll take a dozen please! hehe
Cookies and brownies together?! Sign me up for these babies!
I am such a sucker for walnuts in cookies. I love the combo of the brownie and walnuts together.
Brownies have a weakness for rich brownies, especially with walnuts — and now you’ve made them into cookies! Oh my goodness. Totally trying this — I’m excited to experiment more with teff flour, too!
Saw these on your story last night and I don’t know how I missed them!! These look like my perfect cookie. I was just thinking about your mint chocolate teff cookies, which have become my winter favorite. I’ll be making these this weekend.
these are so chocolatey! and i love the walnut crunch. toasty notes… yum. and yes, i will be making several batches of the peppermint crinkles!
I love all the pie around this month, but I’m with you…cookies are a must! xo
And easier to make!
These are calling my name!!!!
Brownies and cookies are probably my two favorite desserts, so this sounds like my dream cookie. I’m so glad you found an awesome gluten free bakery in Paris!!
It’s a mashup of yum! Also, take me back to Paris….. :)
Oh, my! What a gorgeously photographed recipe! Not to mention how healthy and delicious they look!
thank you, Tori!
Is there a low carb alternative to teff? Thank you.