Dark Chocolate Truffle Cookies – Gluten Free/Dairy Free

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Dark Chocolate Truffle Cookies - Gluten & Dairy Free

Little dark truffley cookies.  Really?!  I think I have died and gone to heaven!

Before having to cut foods out, these were one of my favorite cookies.  Dark chocolate…if it hasn’t been made abundantly clear yet…I LOVE IT!!.  These cookies are like little dark truffles: dense and chewy with a dark chocolate flavor.  While this certainly doesn’t qualify as health food, I am all about the simple pleasures in life every once in awhile.  It took several tries, but I have finally tweaked this to work…let’s see what you think!!


  • I like to use a high quality cocoa powder in all my recipes, I notice a very big difference.  One of my favorite is Dagoba, however there are many good brands out there.
  • If you are using stevia, I recommend NuNaturals Stevia…it does not have a noticeable aftertaste like many 1of the brands out there.

Dark Chocolate Truffle Cookies - Gluten Free & Dairy Free


Dark Chocolate Truffle Cookies - Gluten Free/Dairy Free
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Serves: 20
  • 4 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 6 tablespoons Earth Balance Margarine (or butter) Coconut oil or palm shortening might work, just haven't tested it yet.
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup unrefined sugar or palm sugar. For candida friendly, sub ½ cup xylitol and ¼ teaspoon liquid stevia, to taste.
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ cup gluten free oat flour (or any mixture of millet or brown rice)
  • ½ cup tapioca flour
  • 1 teaspoon guar gum
  • OR: replace flours and gum w/: 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2-3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon grain free baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips, optional
  • Optional: cocoa nibs or dried cranberries
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a glass bowl or measuring cup, melt the unsweetened chocolate, 1 cup chocolate chips, and the Earth Balance in the microwave. Start with about 90 seconds and then stir continuously until all pieces are melted and smooth. Be careful not to overheat the mixture, as the chocolate will seize and turn clumpy. Alternately, melt over low heat on the stove.
  3. Beat the eggs and sugar until thick and creamy, and pale yellow in color: about a minute or so.
  4. Add in the vanilla and melted chocolate mixture.
  5. Whisk the dry ingredients together, mix in.
  6. Add in remaining chocolate chips if desired.
  7. Batter should be very thick, add in additional tablespoons of flour (any of them) if necessary. (The dough should plop and have no movement when placed on the cookie sheet.)
  8. Form cookies with about a tablespoon of dough.
  9. Bake in a preheated oven for about 8-10 minutes until slightly firm. The cookies will firm up when they cool, and are much better if they are NOT over-cooked!

Dark Chocolate Truffle Cookies - Gluten & Dairy Free

This recipe is linked to Sugar-Free Sunday, My Meatless Monday, Natural Living Mondays, Monday ManiaGF Mondays, Make Your Own Mondays, Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays, Tasty Tuesdays, Fat Tuesday, Hearth & Soul, Traditional TuesdaysWheat-Free Wednesday,  Real Food Wednesday, Frugal Days Sustainable Ways, GF Wednesday ,Healthy 2Day Wednesday, Kids in the Kitchen, Seasonal Celebration Wednesday, Whole Foods WednesdayThank Your Body Thursday, Simple Lives Thursday, Made From Scratch, 12 Days of Christmas Goodies, Wildcrafting Wednesday, Keep It Real Thursday, Pennywise PlatterGF Friday, Whole Foods FridaySimple Meals Friday,

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When her third child was born with severe food allergies, Tessa took to the kitchen to figure out how to feed her family well. Always up for a culinary challenge, their journey has taken many twists and turns! Lots of Paleo, and lots of top 8 free. Good food for families, that's what she's about!

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21 comments on “Dark Chocolate Truffle Cookies – Gluten Free/Dairy Free
  1. klmoreno says:

    'Truffle' suits this cookie to a t! I made them for my daughter's teacher who is gluten/dairy free and she thought they were amazing. My non-gf family couldn't tell the difference either…a winner!

  2. nanabella15 says:

    I just made these and I love the way they stay put when you cook them, I mean, the size of the dollop onto the cookie sheet is the size the cookie comes out of the oven – it doesn't melt and smear all over the cookie sheet! And the taste and texture is FABULOUS – thank you for your efforts. I made these pretty big, got 28 out of the batch. I will make them much smaller next time so I can eat them one at a time and really stretch out the luxury!!! :)

  3. Tessa says:

    Glad you like them too!!

  4. Can't wait to try them! I'll try w/ my homemade chips and carob and egg replacer. Always got to substitute something here :-)

  5. Tessa says:

    Adrienne…..isn't that part of the fun? I love playing around with recipes..sometimes it works, other times…..not so much! Let me know…I would love to post an egg free version!

  6. Mary says:

    Tessa, I wonder if this recipe would work using applesauce in place of the eggs? Will have to give it a try. They look really tasty :)

  7. Tessa says:

    Please let me know if applesauce works out….I have no oven currently (GRRR!!), so can't test out some egg free options.

  8. Linda says:

    Your cookies look wonderful! Thanks for sharing them at Gluten Free Wednesdays.

  9. Mary Hudak-Collins says:

    Okay Tessa, I have just added this one to my list of cookies I am getting ingredients together for. Thanks for sharing before Christmas :)

  10. kelli- AdventurezInChildRearing says:

    My GF friends will love this Tessa! thanks for sharing with kids in the kitchen – pinned and shared all around.

  11. Judy @Savoring Today says:

    These do look fudgy and delicious — a chocolate cookie every now and again is okay by me. Thanks for sharing on Hearth & Soul Hop. :)

  12. Lea H @ Nourishing Treasures says:

    Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures’ Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

    Check back tomorrow when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! :)

  13. Rebecca says:

    Hi Tessa, I might as well print off your whole site, there isn’t a recipe on here I’m not planning to try;-) Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Seasonal Celebration! Rebecca x

  14. Linda @ Home Cooking says:

    Hi…these cookies look amazing. They caught my eye from a blog hop and I would love to feature you Wednesday on Home Cooking. I hope you can stop by and maybe grab my button. Happy Holidays!

  15. Lilly Sue says:

    I just made these! I have had them on my to-do list for a while and finally got to them since my dad, who is gluten/dairy free, is coming over this evening. They are delicious little truffle treats! Thanks for the recipe!

  16. These look ridiculously good! I cannot wait to try them with stevia!
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  17. These really do look amazing :)
    Kari @ bite-sized thoughts recently posted…18 lower sugar Christmas cookies {Christmas ideas 2013}My Profile

  18. Genie says:

    Oh my! Don’t those look good?! Will definitely have to give them a try.

  19. I sure would like to be gifted one of those delicious bundles! :-)

    Shirley @ gfe & All Gluten-Free Desserts recently posted…Healthy Christmas Cookies 2013 RoundupMy Profile

  20. These look so fudgy and soft and delicious 😀 Thanks for sharing the recipe, I know what I’m baking next time I get a chocolate craving!

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