Gluten Free Chocolate Crinkle Cookies from One Lovely Life

Gluten Free Chocolate Crinkle Cookies (Dairy Free, Too!)

  • Author: One Lovely Life
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes + 3 hours chill time
  • Cook Time: 6-8 min
  • Total Time: 40 minutes + chill time
  • Yield: About 4 dozen cookies. 1x


This gorgeous gluten free chocolate crinkle cookies are fudgy and absolutely delicious! Perfect for the holidays or your next chocolate craving.



  • 3/4 cup avocado oil (can sub another neutral-tasting oil)
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (dark or regular)
  • 1 1/2 cups cane sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 3/4 cup gluten free measure-for-measure flour *
  • about 1 cup powdered sugar**


  1. In a large bowl (or a stand mixer), combine oil, cocoa powder, and sugar. Stir until well-combined. (It’ll look like very dark wet sand).
  2. Add eggs 1 at a time, mixing in-between each addition to incorporate well.
  3. Add vanilla and stir to combine.
  4. Add salt, baking powder, and gluten free flour. Stir until just combined.
  5. Chill the dough 3-4 hours (or overnight).
  6. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  7. Line a baking sheet with parchment and place powdered sugar in a bowl.
  8. Use a scoop or a tablespoon to roll out 1″ balls of chilled dough.
  9. Roll each cookie dough ball in powdered sugar to coat well.
  10. Place 8-12 coated cookie dough balls on the prepared baking sheet.
  11. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 6-7 minutes, or until just the edges are set and the centers are still wet.
  12. Allow the cookies to cool 2-3 minutes on the baking sheet to allow them to continue to set, then transfer to a cooling rack.
  13. Repeat with remaining dough until all the cookies are baked.


*Our favorites for this recipe are King Arthur Flour Measure-for-Measure gluten free flour and Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 Gluten Free Baking Flour.

**You won’t use all the powdered sugar for this recipe. You’ll need about 1/3-1/2 cup total to coat the cookies, but it’s MUCH easier to coat them if you measure out a full cup. 

  • Category: Cookies, Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

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