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Chocolate polka dot cookies are made with a rich chocolate batter and rolled in Swedish pearl sugar. These look so pretty for a holiday party! Gluten free and vegan.

Chocolate Polka Dot Cookies.

Chewy, rich chocolate cookies are rolled in crunchy pearl sugar for a festive treat!

Course Dessert
Cuisine Dairy Free, gluten free, vegan.
Keyword chewy, pearl sugar
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 16 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 111 kcal


For the cookies:

For the topping:


  1. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the gluten free flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, and salt. Set aside.
  2. Cream the vegan buttery spread and sugars on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the vanilla extract and unsweetened applesauce and mix to combine. Add the melted dairy free chocolate chips and mix until smooth.
  4. Add the dry ingredients, and mix until smooth. Refrigerate the dough for one hour.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

  6. Put the pearl sugar in a small bowl.
  7. Roll the chilled dough into balls that are a little over an inch wide. Roll the dough balls in the pearl sugar to coat thoroughly.
  8. Place the balls on the cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees F for about 13-16 minutes.

  9. Let cool on the baking sheet.
  10. Store in an airtight container.

Recipe Notes

Store cookies in an airtight container. They should stay fresh for about 5 days.

If you would like to freeze this cookie dough, roll the dough into balls and place on a tray. Freeze until solid, then store in a ziploc freezer bag. Roll in the pearl sugar before baking. It may take a couple of extra minutes to bake the frozen cookie dough.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Polka Dot Cookies.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 111 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 52mg2%
Potassium 30mg1%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 230IU5%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.