Gluten Free Fudgy Almond Cocoa Cookies

These cookies were born on a stormy night last weekend, during an absolute downpour – like can’t-see-the-street-it’s-raining-so-hard downpour. But I wanted chocolate, I wanted something decadent. I also didn’t want to leave Maizey to face the storm alone while I went to the store to restock my pathetically empty cupboards. (And I didn’t particularly want to drown in the rain.) I also didn’t want something that tasted too healthy. I wanted a treat, dammit.


And these worked out perfectly. And, really, they’re not too unhealthy. But that doesn’t matter on a day when all you want is a treat, dammit.


Gluten Free Fudgy Almond Cocoa Cookies
makes 7-8 cookies
rough nutrition stats per cookie (based on 8 cookies): 75 calories, 5.7 g fat, 1 g fiber, 3 g sugar, 2.5 g protein

Stuff ya need

1 t ground flax + 3 t water

1/4 c unsalted almond butter

1 heaping teaspoon agave syrup

3/4 t vanilla extract

1 T cocoa powder

dash of salt

1 – 2 T chocolate chips

How to:

1. Preheat the oven to 350*.

2. In a mixing bowl, combine the flax & water and let sit a few minutes until slightly thickened.

3. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir until combined.

4. Using a mini ice cream scoop (or teaspoon), drop onto a greased baking sheet. (I put down foil and sprayed that to make clean-up easy.)

5. Bake for 10 minutes.

6. Carefully move to a cooling rack and let cool.

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They are equally delicious warm and cooled. As they cooled, they tasted more like chocolate and less like the almond butter, which I liked.

I made a small batch because it was just me and I have no self control with treats in the house, but I imagine this could be easily doubled or tripled. I said it made 7-8 cookies because I ate a good portion of the dough. Otherwise, I could have had 8 cookies. 🙂

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See the melted chocolate chip in there? mmmmm.

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  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed

    These look great… I have everything but the flax… think I could sub an egg in there instead?

  • Trisha

    Yes. Love. Making right now!

  • janetha

    How simple! I am makin’ these ASAP

  • Becki @ Fighting for Wellness

    These sound fantastic! Trying my hand at them tonight because I have all the ingredients on hand.

  • Betsy @ A Dancer In The Kitchen

    These looked so good that I actually just made them! I used peanut butter because I’m out of almond! So tasty! Thanks for the great afternoon snack inspiration!

  • Lisa

    These cookies look delicious!!!! 🙂

  • purelytwins

    mmmm want those cookies right now!

  • Jessica

    These look amazing!

  • RLR at Mom's Magic

    Small batch is a GREAT idea! I don’t have agave in my pantry – could I sub honey or maple syrup? I don’t know how thin/thick or how sweet agave is compared to these.