Double Chocolate Cookies with Chocolate Chunks (Gluten Free, Grain Free, Paleo)

Deep, dark and rich, these double chocolate cookies are for true chocolate lovers.

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So now that we’ve all had our chocolate fix, I’d say it’s time for more don’t you?  I think chocolate cookies are in order and there’s no mistaking the presence of chocolate in these cookies.

While we all have our favorite holiday cookies, it’s nice to mix in some new ones among old favorites, so I do hope you’ll make these this season, or for any occasion for that matter. chocolate chunk cookies, food photography, paleo cookies, gluten free cookies

I like to think of them like the little black dress of cookies.  Elegant and dependable, they never fail to deliver with very little effort on your part.

It’s a cookie that doesn’t pretend to be anything other than what it is; mainly a vehicle for large quantities of chocolate.  Although they boast a distinct advantage over their traditional counterparts in that they are entirely gluten-free and grain-free.

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The recipe calls for both cocoa and bittersweet chocolate in the dough for a complex and deep chocolate flavor.  Melted bittersweet chocolate gently subdues the dusky darkness of the cocoa powder while chunks of chopped chocolate are studded throughout.

These humble looking double chocolate cookies are subtle and refined to the core; rich with chocolate and a tender crumb that is subtly sweet.  Their crackled brownie-like tops and crisp edges conceal a dense fudgy center, rich with pockets of softened chocolate peeking through here and there.

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Might I suggest you sandwich two of these together with a small scoop of chocolate ice cream for a special treat, or am the only one who likes to have more chocolate with my chocolate?  I thought not.

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Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies (Gluten Free and Grain Free)

Yields about 2 dozen depending on size

Double chocolate cookies with chunks of bittersweet chocolate.

30 minTotal Time

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Melt half of the chocolate over a bain marie or in the microwave.
  3. In the bowl of a food processor combine the almond flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt and sugar; pulse together.
  4. Add the cubed butter and process until the dough resembles coarse cornmeal. Add the eggs vanilla and melted chocolate and process until the dough is smooth (The dough will seem thin, it should look more like a brownie batter than a dough). Fold in chopped chocolate.
  5. Drop dough by heaping Tablespoon, a few inches apart, onto two parchment lined baking sheets . Bake until just set, about 8 to 10 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. (Do not bake the cookies to a crisp; they will be soft when you take them out of the oven, but firm up as they cool, so be careful not to over bake.)
  6. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.


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  1. Alicia says

    I love the flavor and richness of chocolate in this recipe! but my cookies are spreading out too much.

    • says

      Hi Alicia, You can try reducing the butter and increasing the cocoa powder a bit. That should help with any spreading issues. Also try refrigerating the dough before baking them off.