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fudgy gluten free vegan chocolate crinkle cookies

Gluten Free Chocolate Crinkle Cookies (Vegan, Nut Free).

Kelly Roenicke
Vegan and gluten free chocolate crinkle cookies - this recipe is always a big hit at holiday parties.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Dairy Free, gluten free, vegan.
Servings 36
Calories 83 kcal



  • Place the chocolate chips in a small bowl and microwave until melted. I start with 45 seconds and then stir, then microwave 15 seconds at a time, stirring in between, until they are smooth. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
  • In a large bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and sea salt. Pour the confectioner’s sugar into a small bowl and set aside for later.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream the buttery spread and the sugar. Add the applesauce mix to combine. Add the cooled chocolate chips and mix again.
  • Add the combined dry ingredients a little at a time and continue to mix. The paddle attachment works well for this batter, which is going to be very thick. If it seems too dry, you can add a little bit more applesauce.
  • Cover the batter in the bowl and refrigerate it for at least 30 minutes. This keeps the cookies from spreading.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Using your hands, roll the refrigerated dough into balls that are about one inch in diameter. Put the balls into the confectioner’s sugar and roll around until thoroughly coated.
  • Place the balls on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 12-15 minutes. Let cool on the sheets for five minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


If you can't use applesauce, try another fruit puree, like prunes or beets.
I have made these cookies with my own gluten free flour blend as well as Namaste Perfect Flour Blend and Now Foods Gluten Free Flour.
Store leftover cookies in an airtight container - they should stay fresh for 5 days.
You can freeze these cookies - just store in an airtight container or a freezer bag.


Calories: 83kcalCarbohydrates: 14gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 35mgPotassium: 25mgSugar: 10gVitamin A: 100IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 17mgIron: 0.3mg
Keyword easy, fudgy
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