Gluten-Free Christmas Baking Begins – Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Gluten-free Chocolate Crinkle Cookies | the Baking Beauties


This is my first gluten-free Christmas. I remember how sick I felt last Christmas, so I am looking forward to enjoying this one. Between now and Christmas I will try to post a variety of different baked goods & sweets.

This recipe for gluten-free Chocolate Crinkle Cookies comes from a gluten free blog that I have just recently become a fan of. It is from Hey That Tastes Good, where you can find a variety of gluten-free recipes.

Now, onto the recipe! These cookies are delicious. They have a great texture, they store wonderfully, and well, everyone will love them. Trust me. Just don’t inhale while eating a cookie that is rolled in confectioner’s sugar…it can be hazardous to your health. 😉


Gluten-Free Christmas Baking Begins - Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 squares unsweetened chocolate, melted (or 4 tablespoons cocoa mixed with 12 tablespoons melted butter)
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups rice flour mix *See Note
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • confectioner ' (icing) sugar for rolling
  1. Mix oil, chocolate, and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing thoroughly between each. Add vanilla.
  2. Sift dry ingredients together. Stir into chocolate mixture. Chill several hours or overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Form dough into balls and roll in confectioner's sugar to coat.
  4. Place about 2" apart on parchment lined baking sheets. Bake about 10-14 minutes.
* NOTE: Rice flour mix - 2 cups rice flour, 2/3 cups potato starch, 1/3 cup tapioca starch.

Source: Hey That Tastes Good



  1. betty r says

    Mmm these cookies look sooo good Jeanine! They resemble the ones I make using a cake mix.
    I sure do hope that you will be able to enjoy Christmas this year!

  2. jill elise says

    Yours look delicious! I’ve been meaning to make these but haven’t gotten around to getting unsweetened chocolate. Thanks!

  3. Jeanine says

    Betty, thanks! I just know that this Christmas my tummy will be much happier than last year. :)

    Mom, should I make myself a “cookies for sale” sign?? lol I know she’ll love a platter of GF cookies for Christmas. 😉

    Jill, time to get moving! Only 15 days until Christmas! EEK! :) Thanks again for the great recipe. Can’t wait to try some of the other ones!

  4. Colleen says

    I’m so glad you’ll get to enjoy Chocolate Crinkles this year, Jeanine! I’ve been making the GF variety for years, and they are sinfully good. Way to go, my friend!

    I’ve been baking like crazy this week … and making the usual Christmas munchies/gifts too. Where has the time gone?! Yikes!

    I look forward to your next installment…

  5. Alexa says

    I am enjoying this display of fine cookies… It is making me feel better already. :-) I will have to try some soon. Maybe I’ll start with these. Yummy!

  6. Sheryl says

    Great recipe. Tried it this year but used the Perfect Flour blend from Namaste as I forgot the Tapioca starch and didn't want to take the time as I was rushed. I enjoyed them. I also added a Mint kiss. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Michelle says

    I am so glad I had an occasion to make these cookies today. I have always liked chocolate crinkle cookies and was excited to see a GF version. I was even more excited when they turned out (without being flat as a pancake). These are a substantial cookie. I even patted them down after the first batch. It is so nice to have another GF cookie recipe to add to my repertoire. Thanks a bunch!

  8. Elaine DuPlessis says

    I have always wanted to make this recipe, but I have so many other Christmas favourites, that I never got around to it. Last year my 31 yr. old son was diagnosed with Celiac and I am doing all GF baking so he can enjoy all the treats I make. Tried this recipe this morning, and they are UNBELIEVABLEY GOOD!!!! I even made a mistake in the recipe (only 2 eggs, instead of 3) and they were still fantastic. Anxious to try some of your other recipes now!!

    • says

      You are an awesome Mom, Elaine! I know your son will be very happy that he can still eat all the treats. So glad that you reminded me of these cookies, I think I must make them now! :) Merry Christmas!

  9. Lisa says

    Hi there – How many ounces of chocolate does this recipe call for? The four squares in my package of baking chocolate seems smaller than what I recall it being in the past.

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