Chocolate Fudge Cookies

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My mother bought me a plate to serve Easter goodies on and I HAD to make cookies to put on it today. I am still in experimentation mode with my gluten-free baking. I really enjoyed the results today. This cookie does not taste gluten-free and it is not fragile like most gluten-free cookies. However, I must warn that the cookies are incredibly rich! Chocolate lovers only!

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CHOCOLATE FUDGE COOKIES

12 oz. package (2 cups) of semi-sweet chocolate pieces

4 oz. of bittersweet chocolate, chopped

2 oz. of unsweetened chocolate, chopped

1 cup of walnuts or pecans

2 Tablespoons of Salted Butter *

2 eggs

2/3 cup sugar

1/4 cup rice flour

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 teaspoon aluminum-free baking powder

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Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a cookie sheet with unsalted butter.

In a medium saucepan, melt 1 cup of the semi-sweet chocolate chips, the 2 oz. of unsweetened chocolate, and the 2 Tablespoons of salted butter. Remove from heat; add the eggs, sugar, rice flour, vanilla, and baking powder. Beat until combined, scraping sides of the pan. Stir in bittersweet chocolate pieces, the rest of the chocolate chips, and the 1 cup of walnuts.

Drop about a teaspoonful of cookie dough on the greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake in the 350 degree oven for 8-10 minutes or until the surface of the cookie looks dull and cracked. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool. This recipe makes about 36 cookies.

To freeze: I am going to freeze some of these cookies to have on hand for the first couple weeks after my baby is born. Cookies freeze well in an airtight container with a piece of parchment between the layers of cookies for up to three months. The cookies need to cool completely before freezing.

* I use salted butter in a lot of my gluten-free baking. After reading a tip in Elizabeth Barbone’s cookbook, Easy Gluten-Free Baking Chocolate Fudge Cookies, I tried using salted butter in place of unsalted in my baked good recipes and I liked the results. I agree with her that salted butter makes gluten-free baked goods more flavorful.

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13 Responses to “Chocolate Fudge Cookies”

  1. These cookies look delicious. Who needs flour when chocolate is involved??? That is probably the reason I have found the typical chocolate cookie usually too tasteless and dry. I would imagine these are perfect. I am adding them to my Easter brunch.

  2. Needless to say, I love GF Desserts!
    And, here I am reading your blog entry, while it’s “munchie time” watching American Idol! Now, I just have to track down some cookies or something :)

  3. yummy.I will definitely try these. They look like brownies. Thanks for sharing!

  4. So, basically you’re saying that I will LOVE them! OOOH, I’m totally drooling right now! :D I need to buy some of the ing so I’ll have to wait till the weekend. DANG!

    Hey, they look beautiful on that sweet plate, too! :D

  5. I think they are better today too. I am excited with the way they turned out. Apparently less flour and more chocolate worked this time. =)

    And they do remind me of brownies!

  6. Looks like we had the same frame of mind..I made brownies just the other day..these look great!

  7. These look wonderful. I can not wait to try them.

  8. These are awesome! Just one thing though, my dads friend LOVES coconut! Do you happen to have cookies or cakes or something with coconut? Thanks!

  9. I love this website. I recently became gluten free for health reasons and I have had fun with this website. However, my son is away at college, and he has found a special friend. She has severe egg allergies and is lactose intollerant, she is also guleten free. I need cookie recipes and dessert recipes. Please help!! Thanks, Another Mommy

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  11. These were amazing! I’m from a family of choc-aholics and I can’t wait to make these for the next gathering!

  12. These are delicious!!! Thank you! I made them 2-bite size and got about 50 in the batch.

  13. Great recipe!! I used GF white chocolate I found here (in France) with the chopped bittersweet chocolate and chopped walnuts… very tasty cookies!!!
    I am going to try your other recipes but cannot find Sorghum flour here, but they have Fonio flour from Africa, and its said to be a naturally gluten free flour, ever heard or used it?? Thanks, your new follower, Rose

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