Dessert,  Gluten Free

Gluten Free Brownie Cookies w/ Ganache Center

It is October 1st and I can hardly believe it. Like where did September go?! Does anyone else feel like 2021 is going by at lightning speed?

This week I bring to you, a new favorite dessert. It is not apple or pumpkin, but it is CHOCOLATE, and who doesn’t love chocolate?

I am not going sugar coat it (pun intended), this recipe does take longer than your average cookie, but it is 1000% worth it.

stack of brownie cookies on marble with a glass of almond milk in the background

These delicious brownies cookies are more laborious because you have to make the chocolate ganache for the center, and refrigerating the dough takes some time as well. But the reason that I love this recipe so much, is because of that amazing ganache center. The ganache melts into the middle of the cookie, making them super moist, and giving it that extra depth of flavor.

My number one tip when making these cookies, is to follow my steps to a T and to read my directions carefully. They are detailed for a reason, haha. The reason I say this is because the timing of everything is super important, and if you try and skip steps or do them out of order, it will probably make the process frustrating. I say this from first hand experience.

a pile of brownie cookies on white marble with milk in the background

This makes 18 cookies, which is quite a lot, so you could either half the recipe for a smaller batch, or you can freeze half of the cookies and eat them later. As far as storing them, I would suggest leaving them in an airtight container in the fridge, as it will prolong their freshness.

Try these out for your next Fall party, or just snuggle up next to the fire, watch a movie, and eat these scrumptious cookies with a glass of milk or hot cocoa. Let me know how you like em!

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a bunch of brownie cookies on white marble

Gluten Free Brownie Cookies w/ Ganache Center


  • Author: Allison Olivia
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 18 cookies 1x

Description

Moist and delicious gluten free brownie cookies with a gooey chocolate ganache center


Ingredients

Scale

Ganache:

  • 100g dark chocolate
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk

Gluten Free Brownie Cookies:

  • 2 cups gluten free flour blend (needs to have xanthan gum)
  • 6 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4oz dark chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, softened at room temperature (important!)
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar

Instructions

Ganache:

  1. Make the ganache first as you will need it to freeze while you make the cookies. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. (You will need three separate baking sheets for this recipe.)
  2. Place the dark chocolate in a small bowl with the almond milk. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds. Take it out and whisk until all the chocolate is melted and the consistency is smooth, without lumps.
  3. Let it cool for 5 minutes, then place in the freezer for 15 minutes, or until the consistency has thickened.
  4. Spoonful about a teaspoon of mixture into dollops onto the parchment paper. It should make about 20 and they should resemble flat round tiny pancakes. It will make your life easier if you try and make each round the same size. 
  5. Place in the freezer until you are ready to take them out (minimum 20 minutes)

Brownie Cookies:

  1. Line 2, 9×13 inch baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Mix together the flour, baking soda, and cocoa powder in a medium sized bowl and set aside.
  3. Put the dark chocolate into a microwave safe bowl and melt it in 30 sec increments until fully melted and smooth when mixed. Set aside to cool. (important because you don’t want to mix it in hot, as you will scramble the eggs)
  4. Mix together softened butter, melted (and cooled) coconut oil, brown sugar, and granulated sugar into a stand up mixing bowl and mix on medium high for 2 minutes.
  5. Add 2 eggs and mix on high for another minute.
  6. With mixer on medium-low, slowly pour in the melted and cooled dark chocolate until fully incorporated.
  7. Add the dry ingredient mixture in, and mix on low until just combined.
  8. Take a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop, and scoop roughly 36 balls onto the parchment lined cookie sheets. You are pre scooping the dough, to make it easier later, after refrigeration.
  9. Cover the baking sheets with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 25-20 minutes.
  10. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  11. Take the refrigerated dough out, and flatten each ball into a small pancake like circle.
  12. Take out your frozen ganache centers from the freezer. Take one flatted dough ball and place a frozen ganache in the middle, then top with another flatted dough ball. Seal the edges around the ganache very well and on the top too. You do not want any ganache seeping out or showing. The end result will be a large ball/puck. 
  13. Repeat with remaining dough and ganache centers. Put the ganache centers back into the freezer if they start melting and return the dough back into the fridge, if you are baking the cookies in batches. Keeping the dough and ganache cold is crucial.
  14. Bake 6 dough balls per baking sheet (they spread) for 9-12 minutes or until the top is puffy and no longer shiny.
  15. Remove from the oven and let cool on the baking sheets for no more than 10 minutes and then place on a cooling rack. Store in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  16. Enjoy!

 

Notes

If you don’t have coconut oil, melted butter is fine, or even avocado oil

  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: gluten free brownies, gluten free cookies, gluten free, gluten free brownie cookies, ganache cookies, brownie Cookes

Recipe inspired by: https://bit.ly/3itGhrv

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