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Chocolate Sugar Cookies – NO Flour!

Flourless chocolate sugar cookies that are vegan and can also be gluten-free and sugar-free!

Homemade Chocolate Sugar Cookies - So soft and chewy and just perfect… and NO flour! @choccoveredkt

Because, December.

And because, cookies.

And also because, after more than FIVE years of trying, last night I was finally successful in changing the name of the Chocolate Covered Katie Facebook Page!

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When I first made a facebook page, it was back in 2010 and I had no idea what I was doing. Somehow I managed to make three separate pages (It takes a lot of talent to be that technologically challenged…), and somehow the one that people began following was a test page I thought I’d deleted, titled The “Chocolate-Covered” Diet.

You’d think it would be an easy fix. But facebook does not make things easy, and for five years I sent unanswered emails to their help department, googling “how to change facebook page name if it has more than 200 likes” and reading articles proposing sketchy-sounding solutions that involved downloading software. (Oh hi, computer viruses.)

In my world, everything is an excuse to bake cookies. So I celebrated the victory of finally getting my facebook page renamed to Chocolate Covered Katie by baking a batch of these flourless chocolate sugar cookies.

The chocolate sugar cookies can be eaten plain or decorated any way you would decorate normal sugar cookies. I’m partial to icing them with coconut butter, which I love almost as much as I love chocolate. My Greek Yogurt Frosting would also be lovely here.

Homemade Chocolate Sugar Cookies - So soft and chewy and just perfect… and NO flour! @choccoveredkt

Since it’s such a tiny amount, I used generic sprinkles; but if you want sprinkles and are worried about chemicals and dyes, you can either look for organic sprinkles such as Let’s Do Organic brand from Whole Foods.

Or you can make your own homemade sprinkles.

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Homemade Chocolate Sugar Cookies - So soft and chewy and just perfect… and NO flour! @choccoveredkt


Flourless Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Category: Healthy Cookies Recipes

Chocolate Sugar Cookies – NO Flour!

Yield: 36 hearts - or will depend on your cookie cutter
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  • 2 tbsp cocoa or cacao powder
  • 1 cup almond meal (Or make your own by grinding slivered almonds in a vitamix, blender, or coffee grinder until very finely ground) (100g)
  • heaping 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • pinch uncut stevia OR 3 tbsp pure maple syrup or honey
  • Only if using stevia version, add 3 tbsp water


Preheat oven to 350 F and grease a baking sheet. Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl, and stir very well. Then add liquid ingredients and stir to form a dough. If it’s too wet, freeze the dough until firm enough that you can roll it out. I like to place the dough into a gallon-sized plastic bag and roll it out inside the bag so it doesn’t stick to the rolling pin. Then you can cut the bag open and cut out shapes with a cookie cutter or any round lid. Place on the prepared sheet, and bake 6 minutes. They will look a bit underdone when you remove them from the oven, but they continue to cook as they cool – so let them sit 10 minutes before taking off of the baking sheet.

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Published on December 3, 2015

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  1. sabrina says

    Thanks for this recipe! I used cinnamon instead of chocolate and it’s delicious! I’ve iced some of the cookies with my cinnamon coconut butter, and the others with caramelized erythritol. they will be my go-to cookies 😛

  2. Natalya Seabrooke says

    December calls for celebration with some cookies. Great recipe! I am not obsessed with sugar-free or vegan food but those cookies look so yummy that I will make a huge batch and decorate them with Christmas motives and give them away to my friends and family! 🙂

  3. Melissa says

    You say in the nutrition info that these cookies are 16 calories each (with the stevia version) and they’re the size of the ones in your photos… but there’s no way to get any sense of scale in the photos to understand how big they are. Can you give an estimate of how big your heart-shaped cookie cutter is? Thanks!

  4. Lauren says

    Can you estimate the size of the cookies? I just attempted these and ended up with less than a dozen with average size holiday cookie cutters… v. frustrating, as I was planning on bringing these to work tomorrow and now do not have enough to go around. (Trying to impress the vegan Big Boss!) This whole experience was AWFUL, honestly – dough difficult to work with, yield over 60% below estimate, and after the whole tedious process, they’re…. ok? I guess? Not sure they’re something I want to give a VIP, though.

    Also, for others making – I recommend the plastic bag method, but only cut it two thirds of the way around, leaving a book-like flap. Do NOT discard the other half, because you’ll need it to roll out the dough remnants later if you want to use them to make more cookies. This dough is STICKY, even after freezing.

  5. Jennifer says

    These cookies were very tasty– and the color is perfect for making ninja sugar cookies! (I have a picture on my blog:

    I doubled the recipe since my cookie cutters are larger than the little hearts pictured above. And when I realized how sticky the dough was (even after chilling in the freezer a couple hours), I used saran wrap for rolling. It worked pretty well.

    I also tried making coconut butter. My plan was to sprinkle crushed chocolate chips on top. But this part was a big fail for me. I only had half a bag of shredded coconut, so it just whirled around in my Vitamix without blending. I finally transferred it to a NutriBullet, which kind of worked, but the end result was still chunky. Anyway, my husband and daughter both preferred the cookies plain, without the coconut topping. I’ll definitely make the cookies again. Thanks for the recipe!

  6. Barbara G says

    I made these today, using the maple syrup. I froze the “dough” but it never really got unsticky. So I rolled the dough in circles and then pressed them flat with the lid from a jar. I made 12 very large cookies, and I sprinkled the tops with raw brown sugar. They taste very much like Nabisco’s Famous Chocolate Wafer cookies. I will make them smaller next time, but I’m happy with the recipe. Thank you.

    • A H says

      You can always experiment, as long as you understand that the result may not be what you expected. If you do you try it, please report back and let us know how it worked.

  7. krista says

    Instead of almond meal would golden flax meal work here? trying to sub out nuts for allergies. I was not sure if the flax instead of almound would change entire flavor that going on

  8. Natalie says

    These cookies looked so yummy, I couldn’t not make them. As soon as the batter was made, I knew the yield would be small. I only got about 12 small, bite sized cookies out of the recipe. Then, I freezed the batter and rolled it out in a gallon sized bag. The batter was still too sticky to make cut outs. At this point, I was so frustrated I just balled the batter up and threw them on the sheet. I placed them in the oven, admittingly defeated and not expecting much. Boy, was I wrong. These cookies are delicious! The process and yield were a disaster, but it was worth it.

  9. Vivian says

    I would like to bake these early in the morning. Do you think it would be OK to just put the prepared dough in the frig over night and then not freeze it for 20 minutes before baking? Thanks.

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