You should try these delicious 4 ingredient gluten free chocolate crinkle cookies. They are soft and chewy cookies with hazelnut and cocoa! 

Gluten Free Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Flourless hazelnut cookies are one of my favorites since I was a child.  When I go to a patisserie, they attract my attention immediately.

They are richly hazelnut flavored cocoa cookies.   They don’t contain any flour so I can say they are one of the healthiest cookies – but still have sugar!

These soft and chewy hazelnut cocoa cookies are very tasty and unbelievably easy to make with only 4 ingredients: egg white, hazelnut, cocoa and powdered sugar.  Egg white is known as having a drying effect on cookies,  however in these cookies egg white helps chewiness.   This is the science of the pastry. The end results are affected by how the ingredients are used together.

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If you don’t have powdered sugar at home, you can easily make your homemade powdered sugar.

Now let’s go through the steps.

First, I combine cocoa powder and powdered sugar in a medium bowl and set aside.

Steps of Making Flourless Hazelnut Cocoa Cookies: Combining cocoa powder and powdered sugar

Then, I put hazelnuts into my food processor and ground them.

Steps of Making Flourless Hazelnut Cocoa Cookies: Grounding the hazelnuts in a food processor.

Later, I add in ground hazelnuts to the cocoa mixture and mix well.

Steps of Making Flourless Hazelnut Cocoa Cookies: Mixing ground hazelnuts and cocoa mixture

I use 1 large egg white in this recipe but I don’t use the egg white which sticks to egg yolk.  As you can see in the picture below, I keep it with egg yolk.   (If you want, you can use the whole egg white but it will make the dough too sticky and make it hard to make the balls). You may wonder if you can use medium size egg.  Yes, you can but you should use all the egg white.  The cookies will be still soft and chewy but there will be less crinkles.

Finally, I add the egg white and mix very well with my spatula until they all incorporated.  The dough looks like a paste.

Steps of Making Flourless Hazelnut Cocoa Cookies: Adding the egg white to the dry mixture

After the dough is ready,  I roll into 14-15 grams balls.   Alternatively, you can divide the dough equally into 14-15 pieces and roll each into a ball.    Next, I lightly cover the balls with powdered sugar and place them on the baking sheet.  Although the dough looks sticky, it is easy to make the balls.  If you find it hard to work with, you can keep in the fridge for almost 20-30 minutes.

Steps of Making Flourless Hazelnut Cocoa Cookies: Rolling out the dough into balls and covering them with powdered sugar

Then, I use my round tip to make a sign on the cookie.  (The cookies look like mushrooms.)

Steps of Making Flourless Hazelnut Cocoa Cookies: Making a sign in the middle of cookies with a round tip.

Finally, I bake them for 6-7 minutes until the cookies are slightly firm but still soft at the same time.  When I take them from the oven, they are too soft to handle.  I keep them on the baking sheet for 10 minutes until they are firm enough.   Don’t overbake the cookies! Otherwise they lose softness.

Flourless & Chewy Hazelnut Cocoa Crinkle Cookies before and after baking

Once these cookies have cooled down, I keep them in an airtight container so they can keep their softness. Enjoy your delicious hazelnut cocoa cookies!

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5 from 1 vote
Gluten Free Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
7 mins
Total Time
12 mins
 

You'll love these easy and delicious gluten free chocolate crinkle cookies with hazelnut and cocoa!

Course: Cookies
Servings: 14 -15
Calories: 80 kcal
Author: www.pastryandbeyond.com
Ingredients
  • 120 g (1 cup) hazelnuts
  • 75 g (7 and ½ tablespoons) powdered sugar or homemade powdered sugar
  • 1 large egg white*
  • 12 g (2 tablespoons) cocoa powder
  • 20 g (2 tablespoons) powdered sugar for decorating
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F(165C°). Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat. Set aside.
  2. Put powdered sugar and cocoa powder in a medium bowl and mix. Set aside.
  3. Ground the hazelnuts in a food processor. Then add in the cocoa mixture and mix well.
  4. Add the egg white and mix all with your spatula until they form a paste.
  5. Take the dough from the bowl and roll into 14-15 gram (almost 1 tablespoon) balls. Alternatively, you can divide the dough equally into 14-15 pieces.  (If you find it hard to work with the dough, you can keep the dough in the fridge for almost 20-30 minutes before making the balls.)

  6. Lightly cover the balls with powdered sugar and use your round tip to make a sign in the middle of the balls.
  7. Bake for 7 minutes or until the cookies are slightly firm but still soft. When you remove them from the oven, they will be too soft to handle. Keep on the baking sheet for 10 minutes until they are firm enough. Once they have cooled down, keep in an airtight container to keep their softness.
Recipe Notes

*Don't use the egg white that sticks to egg yolk. Keep that egg white with the yolk. You don't need it. It will make the dough too sticky in this recipe.

The calorie information above is an estimate that is provided by an online nutrition calculator.

Gluten Free Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Gluten Free Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

15 thoughts on “Gluten Free Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

  • October 10, 2017 at 8:53 am
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    What a great idea to use ground hazelnuts instead of flour, these cookies sound amazing I can’t wait to give them a go!

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    • October 10, 2017 at 9:34 am
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      Thank you! I’m sure you’ll love these cookies when you make them.

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  • October 10, 2017 at 9:07 am
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    I’m an absolute sucker for soft and chewy cookies. These look seriously delicious!!

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    • October 10, 2017 at 10:06 am
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      Thank you! These cookies will give you all the softness and chewiness you want.

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    • October 10, 2017 at 3:47 pm
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      Thank you! They are perfect as a gift for special occasions. Hope you make and enjoy!

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  • October 10, 2017 at 9:30 am
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    These cookies look so very delicious, and very moreish. A lovely combination of chocolate and haszelnut for that perfect taste. A nice alternative to regular cookie recipes.

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    • October 10, 2017 at 3:53 pm
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      Thank you! They are very delicious. It is nice to eat delicious cookies without any flour!

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  • October 10, 2017 at 9:34 am
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    I love crinkle cookies but have never mastered them at home. will give your recipe a go. I wonder if using the ground nuts instead of the flour helps you achieve such a good crinkle?

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    • October 10, 2017 at 4:05 pm
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      If you want to make crinkle cookies with flour, you will need a completely different recipe with butter and some other ingredients. I hope you make these cookies. Hazelnut & cocoa make a nice combination!

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  • December 18, 2017 at 3:46 pm
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    These cookies look so easy and so fudgy. I’m drooling!

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  • March 12, 2018 at 9:07 pm
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    This looks delicious. I love anything chocolate. Must taste like Nutella.

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  • March 12, 2018 at 11:13 pm
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    “I will eat that mama.” That’s my daughter when she saw this recipe on my laptop. Cookies is her favorite. Thanks for sharing. I will try this for her.

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    • March 13, 2018 at 7:01 am
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      Your comment made me so happy:) I believe she will love these cookies.

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