Basic Gluten Free Chocolate Cookies- #choctoberfest

Basic Gluten Free Chocolate Cookies- #choctoberfest

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Welcome to #Choctoberfest 2019! This is my second year of participating in this event. I had such a blast last year that why wouldn’t I want to participate this year? Who doesn’t love chocolate? There’s a great giveaway and I get to team up with all of my blogger friends to bring you some delicious recipes. My first one of the week are these easy Gluten Free Chocolate Cookies. I used them last week for both my Chocolate Monster Cookies and the tombstones in the Graveyard Dirt Cake. Check out both those recipes for Halloween inspiration!


This recipe is sponsored by Imperial Sugar and their Scary Scramble Contest! All opinions are my own. 


These basic gluten free chocolate cookies are perfect for so many recipes. There are also limitless additions you could add to mix these up! Try pecans, walnuts, peanut butter cups, m&m’s, or dark chocolate chunks. Maybe bing cherries, peanuts, raspberry purée, or toffee! See, endless possibilities 😃This recipe is also gluten free and dairy free!

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Gluten Free Chocolate Cookies


  • 1 1/2 cups Gluten free flour blend I used Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1
  • 1/2 cup Almond flour NOT meal, flour is finer
  • 1/2 cup Divine’s Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 cup Palm shortening I used Nutiva
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp Sea salt
  • 1 1/2 cups Imperial White sugar
  • 1/2 cup Imperial brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp Vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheet with parchment or silpat baking mats.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flours, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

  3. Add palm shortening and sugars to flours and mix until a crumbly mixture appears.

  4. Add eggs and vanilla to flour mixture. Stir well.

  5. Form tablespoon size balls and drop onto cookie sheet. Flatten with a fork as these don’t spread much.

  6. Bake 8-10 minutes or until set.

  7. Cool completely before consuming as these will crumble if eaten when hot!

  8. Freezing instructions: once cooled completely, place in airtight container and freese for up to a month.

#Choctoberfest is an annual recipe-sharing event. I’m joining other food bloggers from around the world to create delicious chocolate recipes. This year, over 70 bloggers are joining together for a week full of chocolate cakes, pies, cookies, puddings, tarts, candies, and more. You can follow along by searching for the hashtag #Choctoberfest on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter. Or, simply follow any of the participating bloggers listed below.

We always have some awesome sponsors, who make #Choctoberfest possible every year. This year, our sponsors have banded together to put together a delicious prize pack worth over $400! Here’s what you get if you win! (Scroll down to enter.)

  • Candy Gift Pack from blog host Triple Chocolate Kitchen, which includes 180-pack of Lindt LINDOR Chocolate Truffles (dark, milk, and white). Triple Chocolate Kitchen organizes #Choctoberfest, as well as posting chocolate recipes throughout the year.
  • Chocolate and Cocoa Gift Pack from Divine Chocolate, which includes a variety of high-quality fair trade chocolate bars, cocoa powder, and Divine Chocolate swag. Divine Chocolate’s baking line consists of three premium quality flavors ranging from 55% to 100% cocoa for a wide variety of delicious desserts. Their chocolate products are made with 100% cocoa butter and are non-GMO and Vegan Society Certified.
  • $100 Nordic Ware Gift Card and 40 Pounds of Granulated Sugar from Imperial Sugar. They are currently hosting their annual Scary Scramble, featuring delicious fall-inspired recipes using Imperial Sugar’s high-quality sweeteners. Imperial Sugar has been a kitchen staple for over 175 years!
  • Collagen Fuel™ Drink Mix Gift Pack from Primal Kitchen. The ingredients in these drink mixes help support hair, skin, and nails. Their chocolate version has organic, fair-trade cocoa and coconut milk powders, with no wheat, soy, or dairy ingredients.
  • Cracker Gift Pack from Mary’s Gone Crackers. The lucky winner will get to try a variety of crackers, many of which pair well with chocolate (check their recipe page for ideas!). Mary’s products are vegan, cruelty-free, and organic.
  • Fig Spread Gift Pack from Dalmatia Spreads. With flavors like sour cherry, plum, blackberry, and orange, you’ll find that several of Dalmatia’s fig-based spreads work well in chocolate recipes. Use as a filling for crépes, serve warm over ice cream, or spread onto toast. They even have a fig cocoa spread that uses fair trade cocoa.
  • Alkaline Water Pack from Perfect Hydration. Wash down all those delicious chocolate desserts with Perfect Hydration water. This 9.5+ pH alkaline water helps to effectively restore and rebalance the body to optimum pH levels. This water goes through a 9-stage filtration process, has no added sodium, chlorine, or fluoride, and is packaged in recyclable BPA-free bottles.
  • Kitchen Conversions Chart and Etsy Gift Card from Moonflower Mountain. Winner chooses the colors for this flower-adorned conversion chart, which makes it easy to double any recipe or convert from cups to tablespoons.

This is a prize pack worth over $400! Open worldwide, except where prohibited. Must be 18+ to enter (21+ in some locations). One lucky winner will be drawn randomly on October 20, 2019 and contacted via email. See terms and conditions for more details. Enter the giveaway now:

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Entries from spam or inactive accounts are invalid. #Choctoberfest bloggers, sponsors, and their immediate families/households are not eligible to win. This giveaway is not affiliated with or sponsored by Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Pinterest.

Make sure you check out the participating bloggers to see #Choctoberfest recipes throughout the week:

Triple Chocolate Kitchen2 Cookin MamasA Day in the Life on the FarmA Labour of LifeA Little Fish in the KitchenA Southern FairytaleAmy’s Cooking AdventuresAn Affair from the HeartBottom Left of the MittenBroken TeepeeBunsen Burner BakeryChampagne and CoconutsCindy’s Recipes and WritingsCook with RenuCook’s HideoutCookaholic WifeCrafty Cooking MamaDaily Dish RecipesDixie Chik CooksEveryday EileenFairyburgerFamily Breakfast RecipesFirst Timer CookFix Me a Little LunchFrugal & FitFun Happy HomeGet the Good Stuff!Glenda EmbreeHezzi-D’s Books and CooksHow Was Your Day?I Can Cook ThatJoin Us, Pull up a ChairKaren’s Kitchen StoriesKate’s Recipe BoxKelly Lynn’s Sweets and TreatsLife & Medicine BlogLife on FoodLong Distance BakingLynchburg MamaMakes, Bakes and DecorMaking MiraclesMama Needs CakeMemories In The KitchenOur Good LifeOur Sutton PlacePalatable PastimeQueenslee AppétitReviewz & NewzSarah Cooks the BooksSarah’s Bake StudioSeduction In The KitchenShockingly DeliciousSimple Family Crazy LifeSimply Inspired MealsSneha’s RecipeStyle IslandSumptuous SpoonfulsSweet CoraliceSweet Dash of SassTake Two TapasThat RecipeThe Awesome MuseThe Beard and The BakerThe Delicious SpoonThe Food Hunter’s Guide to CuisineThe Freshman CookThe Redhead BakerThe Schizo ChefThe Spiffy CookieThe Urben LifeTrampling RoseTurnips 2 TangerinesWho Needs A Cape?Wildflour’s Cottage KitchenZesty South Indian Kitchen

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