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Gluten Free Cracked Chocolate Cookies

Chocolate cookies are every kids favourite, these cute cookies are super easy to make and would be so good to make with the kids. They are soft and crumbly (when aren't gluten free biscuits soft and crumbly?) and have a fabulously cracked effect by using icing sugar. Simply decorated and very chocolatey.

Added 10th March 2018
Updated 31st January 2021
Recipe by Alison Wheatley

This recipe is...

  • Dairy Free Dairy Free
  • Low Calorie Low Calorie
  • Low Fat Low Fat
  • Vegetarian Vegetarian


155g gluten free plain flour
25g cocoa powder
1/2tsp baking powder
50g sunflower spread
130g caster sugar
1 egg
1/2tsp vanilla extract
45g icing sugar
  • Preparation Time: 40 Mins
  • Cooking Time: 15 Mins
  • This recipe makes 12 cookies

This recipe is free from...

Tree Nuts


1. In a large bowl mix together the flour, cocoa and baking powder. Add in the sunflower spread and rub together with your hands to make a breadcrumb consistency.

2. Add the caster sugar, egg and vanilla to the flour mixture and beat well until you get a dough. The dough should be soft, almost like a cake batter but slightly thicker.

3. Turn the dough out onto cling film, wrap up and place in the fridge to firm up slightly for around 30 mins.

4. Split into 12 pieces, roughly the size of walnuts. Roll the balls in the icing sugar and place on a greased and lined baking tray, leave a good gap between each so they have room to spread.

5. Place the baking tray in an oven preheated to gas mark 3 and bake for 12-15 mins. Remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack to
cool and firm up.

This recipe first appeared on our 2017 calendar.

Nutritional Information (Per cookie)

Calories Carbs Fibre Fat Sugar Protein
133 26g 0g 3g 15g 1g

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