Chocolate Crinkles Cookies – Gluten And Dairy Free

 This is a childhood favorite of mine.  Chocolate Crinkles Cookies!  I can remember patiently waiting for these cookies to be cool enough for me to grab a handful after my mother removed them from the oven.  Now, my daughter was able to enjoy these delicate cookies, gluten and dairy free, loaded with chocolate taste!

Chocolate Crinkles Cookies – Gluten And Dairy Free

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  • Yield: approx. 6-7 dozen cookies
  • Difficulty: easy


  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 4 Tbsp shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp. gluten-free Vanilla
  • 2 cups Sweet White Rice Flour Blend
  • 2 tsp gluten-free Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup Confectioner’s Sugar


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the Sweet White Rice Flour Blend, gluten-free baking powder, and salt.  Set aside.

  2. In a small pot, mix 3/4 cup cocoa and 4 Tbsp shortening (I used Vegan Butter) over low to medium heat.  Continue to stir until shortening is melted and mixed well with cocoa.  Set aside.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, mix oil, chocolate mixture, and sugar.

  4.   Beat in one egg at a time, mixing well.  Add the gluten-free Vanilla.

  5. Stir flour mixture, by hand, into the chocolate mixture.  The batter will be thick.  Cover with cellophane and chill in refrigerator for several hours.

  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Put the confectioner’s sugar into a small, square casserole dish, and drop teaspoonful of chilled dough into confectioner’s sugar.  Roll each in the sugar and into a ball.  Place on a greased baking tray about 2 inches apart.  Bake for 10-12 minutes.

  7. Allow cookies to sit on baking tray to cool for 1-2 minutes before removing them to a cooling tray.  The cookies will be soft until they cool.

  8. This cookie has a crisp outer shell to a wonderfully, chocolaty, soft center.


  10. Participating in:  [Gluten Free] Weekly Meal PlanHomestead Barn HopMake Ahead Meals for Busy Moms‘Made From Scratch’ MondayMy Meatless Mondays,  Recipe Box LinkyTempt My Tummy TuesdayTotally Tasty Tuesdays,  Slightly Indulgent TuesdayHearth and Soul Blog Hop,  Gluten Free WednesdaysAllergy-Free Wednesdays,  Allergy Friendly Friday,

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Comments: 9

  1. magi February 4, 2013 at 11:25 am Reply

    Thanks for sharing! I’m just now delving into gf/df cooking because I have a couple of kids in my Camp Fire group who have allergies. The kids are all getting tired of only fruit at every meeting! I’ll try these this week!

    • Mary February 4, 2013 at 11:51 am Reply

      Sounds great! I’m glad to see that a leader is taking such interest in providing for your group of kids :) I have several other cookies on my Recipe Page that you might like to try…Chocolate Chip seems to be a big favorite yum, yum :)

  2. Linda February 12, 2013 at 8:18 pm Reply

    These chocolate crinkles look perfect, Mary! Thanks so much for your regular participation in Gluten-Free Wednesdays.

    • Mary February 14, 2013 at 9:56 pm Reply

      Your very welcome Linda. I try to make it as often as I can, but sometimes, life just gets in the way of the computer, and well…you know how that goes. Thank you for hosting each week giving everyone an opportunity to share. It’s especially great for those who are newly diagnosed and are seeking tried and true recipes :)

  3. Kris February 13, 2013 at 11:49 am Reply

    What is the sweet rice flour blend?

    • Mary February 14, 2013 at 9:53 pm Reply

      Kris, if you click on the link, it will take you to the post. It is a mixture of several different gluten free flours, one of which is Sweet White Rice. If you have an Asian store in your area, they should carry it. If not, you can purchase it on line. If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to ask :)

  4. cindy February 14, 2013 at 4:19 pm Reply

    YUMM, these would be a HUGE hit with my boys!
    Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    Thanks for linking back to the Gluten Free Fridays post!

    Cindy from

    • Mary February 14, 2013 at 9:55 pm Reply

      Thank you Cindy! These particular cookies don’t seem to last long whenever I make them LOL. My kids love them! Enjoy!

  5. Celeste March 23, 2015 at 4:45 pm Reply

    I have never made this type of cookie before so I don’t have a gluten frame of reference.
    I made these for my office-mates so that I could enjoy them too (recently gluten-free for hormone reasons)! They are really delicious! Thanks for the recipe!
    I will say that while you will want to use a greased cookie sheet, make sure it’s not too greased and really coat them in the powdered sugar. This will result in a nice thick coating & great visual contrast between the white sugar and the brown chocolate part!
    I won’t be making them very often or I’ll gain back the 17 lbs I lost!

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