I am SOO dang excited to share these with you. Y’all know I love my chocolate and I have been recipe testing for 2 months to get these perfectly fudgy.
I worked hard to find lots of variations that work to meet your dietary needs. These are everything I remember and love in a fudgy cookie – easy to make and deliciously rich!
I love having almond and coconut flour in my cookies, as the healthy fats in them balance out the sugar spike that can happen from regular cookies, but there’s a nut-free option too!
Double Chocolate Fudgy Cookies
- 1 cup almond flour*
- 3/4 cup coconut sugar*
- 1/4 cup cocoa*
- 2 tablespoons coconut flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup ghee softened, but not melted
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg*
- 1/2 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350. See notes for any needed substitutions.
In a medium bowl, mix the dry ingredients.
Add the ghee, vanilla, and egg to dry ingredients. Stir until well combined. It might seem like at first that it's too dry, but keep stirring - it will combine to a nice moist dough.
Stir in chocolate chips. We love 1/4 cup mini chips and 1/4 cup chocolate chunks (both from Enjoy Life Foods), but whatever is great. OPTIONAL: Freeze dough for 10 minutes for thicker cookies.
Line a baking pan with parchment. Scoop out 12 cookies (can be rolled into a ball for thicker cookies or just spooned onto the pan). Bake at 350 for 9-10 minutes. Don't overbake! One of the tricks to deliciously soft cookies is to always slightly underbake them.
Cool still on the baking pan for 5 minutes, then move to a cooling rack or onto the counter. Enjoy!
*SUBSTIUTIONS – The recipe above yields the best results and is what I recommend. However, if you need a substitution, here are some options:
- NUT-FREE: Use ½ cup cassava flour instead of the almond + coconut flour. Make sure to fluff the flour a little before scooping with a fork or spoon, cassava flour gets packed down easily. I don't always love the cassava flour flavor and results, but it works really well in this recipe! I found this brand on Amazon to be the most affordable. If dough is a little dry, you can add up to 1-2 tablespoons more ghee, as cassva flour is more dry.
- You can use coconut oil instead of ghee, but you will need to freeze the dough for 15 minutes before baking to prevent them from spreading and getting too flat.
- EGG-FREE: Use 3 tablespoons dairy-free milk instead. It will still work!
- KETO: Use ¾ cup granulated monk fruit sweetener instead of coconut sugar and sugar-free chocolate chips like Lily's.