Flourless Chocolate Fudge Cookies (Refined Sugar/Soy/Grain/Corn/Nut Free)

Flourless Chocolate Fudge Cookies (Refined Sugar/Soy/Grain/Corn/Nut Free)

Flourless Chocolate Fudge Cookies

Crickets. Yes, I know you have been hearing them. This is the longest I have ever neglected this site that I love so dearly. But for good reason, I promise you.

1 week ago Iris Higgins, my co-author on our upcoming Essential Gluten Free Baking Guides (part 1 & part 2) arrived all the way from Seattle Washington. The next morning our talented photographer Matt Calabrese arrived. Kitchen chaos followed for the next 5 days. Each morning Iris and I woke up several hours before the day officially began to start baking. Once Matt arrived on se my duties in the kitchen had to be balanced with food styling. Meanwhile Iris ran the kitchen pumping out our recipes as fast as she could. Around 5:00pm when we started to lose our daylight Matt went home for the evening. Iris and I would then together clean the kitchen from top to bottom. Each night we cooked dinner, cleaned that up and then took a 30 minute break. Take out food would have been wonderful, but we knew better. Ordering out put us at risk of eating something that might make us sick. With all that needed to be accomplished that was just not a chance that could be taken. However, a very fun thing came out of making dinner. We were able to taste each others food. I fell in love with the way that Iris spices her food, and cooks her onions to perfection. She threw together at one point a dish spiced with fresh ginger and stevia. I can't get the taste out of my head.

After our brief dinner break, we began baking again. Each night we made between 10-12 different recipes so that they would be ready to go first thing in the morning. Then we slept, and hit the reset button.

It was exhausting, exciting, draining and fun.

We could not have made it throughout the week without our sweet friend Maia! Maia washed hundreds of dishes, and even made a bunch of the recipes for the photos. I can't say enough how much we enjoyed her company. THANK YOU MAIA!

Also a big, BIG thank you to Bruce Begy. Bruce got on camera much of the activity from the week. In the near future we will be sharing this footage. Also of course a thank you to Matt! We can't wait to share his beautiful work in our books. For a sneak peak check out a few of the images on facebook.

My house is once again quiet. I spent the past 2 days reading magazines, watching movies, drinking steamed coconut milk with Cinnamon, Vanilla and Stevia and reflecting on all the activity. I was able to keep myself out of the kitchen for the most part this weekend. Though not completely.. I figured an easy flourless cookie recipe wouldn't strain me much.

These cookies are about as simple as it gets. Because I like to give everything a slightly healthier twist I made them using home made powdered sugar. Iris mentioned to me that powdered sugar could be made in a blender. I tried, and she was right. Previously I had been doing it in my coffee grinder which took forever as I needed to do a million small batches. You do not need to own a fancy Vitamix or Blendtec for this to work. Any blender should do the job just fine!

I added chocolate chips to my recipe, as I feel one can never have too much chocolate. However feel free to throw in whatever your heart desires, Dried Cranberries, Nuts, Powdered Coconut. You can also change the flavor profile by subbing the Vanilla Extract for other flavors. Mint of course would work great here. For those that need to avoid chocolate due to the caffeine try using Carob Powder instead.

Flourless Chocolate Fudge Cookies

Flourless Chocolate Fudge Cookies

Flourless Chocolate Fudge Cookies.

Yield: 2 Trays of Cookies


  • 1 1/2 Cups of Palm Sugar (or Sucanat) Powdered
  • 1/2 Cup Cocoa. Raw Cacao or Carob Powder
  • 1/8- 1/4 Tsp Salt (to taste)
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 TBS VanillaExtract
  • 3/4 Cup Allergy Free Chocolate Chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 Degrees. Line two large cookie trays with parchment or a nonstick baking mat.
  2. Make the powdered sugar. Place the sugar of your choice in a clean and dry blender. Process until powdered. You may need to open the lid and stir once or twice- watch out for the dust cloud. If the "dust" bothers you let the container sit for a few moments before opening.(*Note: I just tried Palm Sugar and Sucanat- but I suspect almost any variety of granulated sugar should work)
  3. In a bowl combine the powdered sugar, Cocoa Powder, Egg, Vanilla and Salt. Stir until the mixture comes together. (Be patient as you stir- it won't seem at first that this is possible!). Stir in the chocolate chips.
  4. Place globs of the dough onto the prepared baking sheets. Leaving at least one inch between each cookies as the dough will spread. Place in the oven and bake 12-13 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and allow to completely cool before removing the cookies from the tray. (Otherwise the warm chocolate will stick).

Please note that these cookies look best appearance wise if they are baked right away. Sitting out the dough begins to dry and end result looks a little less than attractive. (Still edible of course, just not as pretty) If you want to put the cookie baking on hold, cover the bowl and give the thick dough a nice stir before plopping the mounds on the prepared cookie trays.

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19 comments | Leave your own

  1. Michelle

    Yum. Couldn’t you just use powdered sugar?

    1. Sabrina

      I’m curious – did you (Michelle) try store bought powdered sugar yet and did it work ok without any alterations?

  2. Laurel

    I used to make a version of these and one with egg whites. They are so fudgy and delicious, one of my ‘go to’ cookies, until the dreaded Egg Fiasco of 2009. It’s amazing how people adjust though. Definitely on my list for post holiday madness. Maybe Valentine’s Day? Why do your pictures always make me want to reach out and eat them? Photo magic? Must run in families or something. Well, off to bake pie. <3

  3. Pam N.

    Thank you for this recipe, Brittany! I finally got around to making these this morning and they are to. Die. For. There aren’t a whole lot of dessert-type recipes I come across that I would feel confident serving to non-GFCF family or friends but this is one I will definitely be taking to gatherings in the future. Also, with three young children (one being a newborn), I really appreciate the ease and short list of ingredients of these cookies.

  4. Liz

    Trader Joe and Wholesome Sweeteners make corn-free powdered sugar (my son has a very severe corn allergy).

    These cookies look awesome. Wish I had cocoa powder and chips!

  5. Mallory

    Could you use a flax egg instead of the regular one?

  6. Lena

    I tired this recipe with the regular powdered sugar and the extra egg white like you suggested, but the batter was like soup. Since it was runny it didn’t bake well. Not sure why this happened.

  7. Allie

    Be cautious of using vanilla extracts if you have a corn allergy. Most are made with corn syrup. Of course, your reaction will be different for every case. I react to extracts, but another friend with a corn allergy does not react to all of the same things that I do, vanilla extract being one of them.

  8. Maureen

    I finally made these this morning while having a chocolate craving and watching everyone else eat all sorts of desserts over the holiday weekend that I couldn’t have. GF/dairy free desserts are hard to find! These cookies are EXCELLENT – – so yummy and fudgy and also easy and quick to make. Thank you!!!!

  9. Carina


    I am in the process of making these for a cookie exchange party I will be attending tomorrow. I used coconut palm sugar and they are super yummy and fudgy. My little 9 yr old said they taste like brownies. Kid approved! Thanks for this quick and unbelievably good cookie recipe. 🙂

  10. Kelly

    These cookies are utterly phenomenal! Thank you for so generously sharing the yummy results from all your hard work!!!

  11. Corey

    I made these tonight….all I can say is bless you! I added white chocolate chips, finely chopped walnuts and half vanilla, half peppermint. It is now my favorite cookie of all time!

  12. Katharine

    I made these last night. They were amazing! I used store bought powdered sugar and it worked fine without the extra egg white.

  13. Angela

    Can you make these into a bar cookie?

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