Gluten free and dairy free flourless chocolate cookies. A mixture between a cake and a cookie, your kids are going to LOVE these!
I am always looking for healthy recipes. You can often find me stalking Pinterest for new recipes. I’m also a cookbook junkie! I love cookbooks with healthy recipes and delicious looking pictures. It’s not always easy to find healthy baking recipes. So many recipes call for tons of sugar and butter. And while I do make the necessary substitutions, sugar is still sugar, so if I can cut back on it as much as possible, I’m a happy mama.
While I try to cut back on the sugar in my baking recipes, many of them still have flour. No one in our family is allergic to gluten, however, it’s nice to make a “flourless” recipe once in a while. I really love the fudgy texture of flourless baked goods. I’ve made a flourless chocolate cake before, and it was divine (note to self to post that recipe soon!) So I was thrilled to come across a flourless chocolate cookie in one of my cookbooks.
I was a little worried when I took these flourless chocolate cookies out of the oven. They were really soft, and I thought they might fall apart. But as the cookies cooled, they did firm up a little. I think they have the texture of cake; soft, fudgy, and moist. Of course, I had to try one to make sure they were blog-worthy. And? They ARE…because I ended up having two!
You can also make these nut-free by using sunflower seed butter instead of peanut butter. These also freeze really well. After these cookies cooled, I put them all in a zipper-closure bag and threw them in the freezer. When I need them for my kid’s school lunches, I just pull out the ones I need, put them in their lunch bags in the morning, and they are good to go by lunchtime. And I may just sneak out an extra one for me!!
You won’t believe that each cookie has 2 grams of fiber and 3 grams of protein! You’ll know why when you see the secret ingredient. And trust me, you can’t taste it!!
I think…wait, I KNOW you are going to love these healthy flourless chocolate cookies as much as we do! They are so easy to make, and I feel good about the ingredients in them. Enjoy!