Dark and dense cookies that will remind you of the best chocolate truffle…..gluten and dairy free!
I may have died and gone to heaven!
This gluten free cookie regularly makes it way into my Christmas cookie rotation, right along with my other class fav: these buttery gluten free thumbprint cookies.
Before having to cut foods out, these were one of my favorite cookies. Dark chocolate…if it hasn’t been made abundantly clear yet…IS MY FAVORITE!!
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!!
Gluten free chocolate cookie ingredient notes:
- If you are using stevia, I recommend NuNaturals Stevia…it does not have a noticeable aftertaste like many of the brands out there.
- If you would like to use use part erythritol/monkfruit to reduce the sugar, it should work.
- I like to be sure and use Fair Trade certified chocolate: my favorite affordable brand is Guittard. I have also used and enjoyed Lily’s Sweet Stevia Sweetened, SunSpire, and Equal Exchange.
Want some more gluten free Christmas cookie recipes?
- These grain free white chocolate and raspberry cookies look festive and taste delish!
- My pumpkin Paleo Snickerdoodles have super clean ingredients and are a taste sensation!
- This is my simplified version of Gluten Free Samoas, using coconut butter really elevates these!
Gluten Free Truffle Cookies Recipe:
If you try these decadent little morsels, be sure to come back and leave a comment below!
Dark Chocolate Truffle Cookies - Gluten Free/Dairy Free
- 1 cup chocolate chips any variety, I prefer dark
- 4 oz unsweetened chocolate chopped
- 6 tablespoons allowed butter coconut oil, or palm shortening
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup palm sugar organic cane sugar, or erythritol
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup gluten free oat flour or any whole grain gluten free flour
- 1/2 cup tapioca flour
- 1 teaspoon guar gum or 1 tablespoon gelatin
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Optional Add In's:
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips optional
- cocoa nibs or dried cranberries optional
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a glass bowl or measuring cup, melt the unsweetened chocolate, 1 cup chocolate chips, and the selected fat 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.
Beat the eggs and sugar until thick, creamy, and pale yellow in color: about a minute or so.
Add in the vanilla and melted chocolate mixture.
Whisk the dry ingredients together, mix in.
Add in remaining chocolate chips if desired.
Batter should be very thick, especially as the melted chocolate cools! The dough should plop and have no movement when placed on the cookie sheet.
Form cookies with about a tablespoon of dough, press into desired shape. They will not change shape in the oven!!
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!
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Joni Gomes says
Yes to this holiday cookie recipe! Will make them again with my niece over christmas!
These are quite possibly the most delicious sounding cookies I’ve seen in a while. Of course, how could you go wrong with anything dark chocolate or truffle? 😉
Ally @ Om Nom Ally says
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!
Shirley @ gfe & All Gluten-Free Desserts says
I sure would like to be gifted one of those delicious bundles! 🙂
Oh my! Don’t those look good?! Will definitely have to give them a try.
Kari @ bite-sized thoughts says
These really do look amazing 🙂
Candace @ Candida Free Candee says
These look ridiculously good! I cannot wait to try them with stevia!
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!
Tessa Domestic Diva says
Hope your dad is pleased with them too Lilly Sue, thanks for letting me know!
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
kelli- AdventurezInChildRearing says
My GF friends will love this Tessa! thanks for sharing with kids in the kitchen – pinned and shared all around.
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 🙂
Please let me know if applesauce works out….I have no oven currently (GRRR!!), so can't test out some egg free options.
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 🙂
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!
Adrienne @ Whole New Mom says
Can't wait to try them! I'll try w/ my homemade chips and carob and egg replacer. Always got to substitute something here 🙂
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!!! 🙂
Glad you like them too!!
'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!