These Gluten-Free Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are soft pillows of chocolate dipped in powdered sugar and baked until fluffy and chewy. What’s not to love?!
I almost made a huge mistake.
A super duper mistake that would’ve resulted in Little Sissy most likely smacking me on the arm and glaring at me all Thanksgiving Day, shooting daggers at me with her pretty blue eyes. That little ginger…she’s something else, guys.
True story, yesterday I went out to lunch with Ninja then had to head to the store to pick up some last minute ingredients for Turkey Day. I came home to a note on my counter that read, “We may have broke in. Some good cookies though #worthit – Love little sissy”
That sneaky little ginger. So apparently these cookies are a go for Turkey Day because not only did Little Sissy like them when she sampled them over the weekend, but she also broke into my house so that she could snatch a few while I was out. Is that not the best? I love that crazy little ginger.
Anyway, can you believe that in all my considerations for Thanksgiving Day desserts, I never once thought of cookies? Yikes. It could’ve really been a bad Turkey Day guys 😉
As soon as I realized I had forgotten all about cookies I started brainstorming different ones I would want to bring. I’ve already got a pumpkin pie and apple crisp for sure planned, so I knew that I needed something full of chocolate that required no plates. Easy grab n’ go dessert, ya know what I mean? Also known as a pre-Thanksgiving Day dinner snack. Errr dessert? Whatever – in my family’s house on Turkey Day we basically eat whatever we want at whatever time of day. Pie for breakfast? Sure thing! Coffee with your eggnog in the evening? Absolutely. Thanksgiving is a “no food rules” kind of day, though come to think of it, so is Christmas. We go big for the holidays in my family!
Anyway, in order not to suffer the wrath of Little Sissy and bring disgrace to my entire family, I opted for these gluten-free chocolate crinkle cookies. Not only do they fit perfectly into the “grab & immediately shove into face” category but they are also soft, fudgy and almost brownie-like. What’s not to love about that?!
Honestly these cookies actually sort of remind me of powdered donuts in a few ways. First off, they are soft and fluffy but then there’s that powdered sugar that ends up all over your fingers and lips. You know what I’m talking about here, right? I wouldn’t say these cookies are messy per say….but they do certaintly leave behind evidence. Just in case you were trying to sneak a few when someone wasn’t looking – not that I plan on doing that or anything.
Funny story actually [that has nothing to do with these cookies], last week I had finished up teaching my 6am HIIT class and had just shoved half a muffin into my mouth when one of my clients had came back into the class to ask me a question. Que me trying to quickly chew and swallow so that I could respond, however I ended up basically choking which resulted in both of us laughing and me nearly spitting my half a muffin all over the gym floor. Classy woman right here, guys!
Anyway, that story had nothing to do with these gluten-free chocolate crinkle cookies but I just felt the need to share it. You know, just in case you were under any pretenses that I was actually a normal human being. I’m not.
So, why should you make these cookies for your family, friends and self for the holidays? Two words – chocolate & brownie. Makes perfect sense to me!
So with Thanksgiving being tomorrow I just wanted to take a moment to let you guys know how much I appreciate each and every one of you. I am so thankful to be a part of this community and am blessed to “know” you guys. Thank you for allowing me to share a bit of myself with you each and every day.
I hope you all have a beautiful holiday!
- 1 cup Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 GF flour
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- ½ cup coconut sugar, light
- ½ cup coconut oil, softened
- 2 eggs
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- pinch sea salt
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, mix together the coconut oil, eggs and vanilla extract until smooth.
- In another bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa powder, coconut sugar, baking powder and sea salt.
- Add the dry ingredeints into the wet, mixing until everything is incorporated.
- Add the powdered sugar to a shallow bowl. Roll the dough into 20 balls, then roll each ball into the powdered sugar. Place on the baking pan and gently press them flat using the back of a fork.
- Bake cookies for 10-13 minutes. Less time yields a softer cookie.
What is your favorite Thanksgiving Day food?