These gluten-free Flourless Chocolate Cookies are rich, intensely chocolatey, and sprinkled with delicious smoked sea salt. And they're ready in under 30 minutes!
I've been in the mood for some serious comfort food these past few days. And we all know that nothing cures the blues like chocolate.
So today I'm sharing one of my favorite chocolate recipes with you. And it's not just any chocolate recipe - we're talking gluten-free Flourless Chocolate Cookies, sprinkled with smoked sea salt.
These Smoked Sea Salt Flourless Chocolate Cookies are:
- Intensely chocolately!
- Packed with melted dark chocolate, cocoa, and dark chocolate chunks.
- Sprinkled with smoked sea salt that cuts through the chocolatey richness.
- Vegetarian Friendly
Tips for Perfect Flourless Chocolate Cookies
Don't skip the sea salt.
The smoked sea salt is really the ingredient that elevates these easy flourless chocolate cookies to the next level. It's a popular pairing that you;ll often find in wine tastings too!
I used this smoked sea salt for my cookies. It worked out perfectly, and it's an affordable little splurge too!
The Double Chocolate.
I almost called these Double Chocolate Chip Cookies, because there are two different kinds of dark chocolate in these.
You'll want a 70% cocoa dark chocolate (I like this one!), chopped up into pieces, to melt into your cookie batter.
And then you'll want some dark chocolate chips for mixing into the cookies as well.
You could cheat and use just one or the other, for both purposes. But they really do come out best when you use both types of chocolate.
Use parchment paper.
These cookies have a tendency to scald if they're cooked directly on a baking sheet. So I strongly suggest lining your baking pan with a sheet of parchment paper (also called baking paper).
If you love these flourless dark chocolate chip cookies, be sure to check out these other amazing gluten-free chocolate desserts:
- Flourless Chocolate Fondants
- Flourless Chocolate Brownies
- Chocolate Quinoa Cake
- Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake
- Chocolate Orange Cake
Flourless Chocolate Cookies
- 7 oz 70% dark chocolate chopped
- ¼ cup butter
- 2 eggs large
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- 7 oz dark chocolate chips
- ⅓ cup cocoa powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp Smoked Sea Salt plus extra for sprinkling
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, and melt the chopped chocolate and butter. Stir to combine and set aside to cool slightly.
- Add the eggs, brow sugar, and granulated sugar to the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a whisk attachment. Whisk until thick, light and creamy.
- Fold in the melted chocolate and butter mixture. Sift in the cocoa powder, smoked sea salt, and baking soda. Fold in the dark chocolate chips.
- Drop spoonfuls of the batter onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle with additional smoked sea salt. Bake for 8 minutes. Leave on the tray for a few minutes to firm up before transferring to a wire rack.
Martine @ Chompchomp says
Being a humungous salted caramel fan, catching onto the new salted coconut and now....salted chocolate. Thank goodness I have low blood pressure because here we go!
Maureen | Orgasmic Chef says
Me too, one flu one horrid case of bronchitis. I'm sick of being sick. I know I'd be much better with one of these cookies, they look terrific.
Thalia @ butter and brioche says
these cookies look seriously delicious.. i love the smoked sea salt, i swear salt and chocolate is the most perfect flavour combination ever. yum!
STOP! (don't stop) These look amazing and as soon as you add sweet and salty together I am hooked. I must give these a go! Lovely recipes as per usual!
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
Oh no, I hope you're feeling better. These cookies look fabulous, love the smoked sea salt!
Ergh being sick in winter is the worst! It makes it feel so much more horrible! I feel your pain.
These cookies however look amazing!
OMG!!! This is heaven sent. I don't even bake but I soooo making this cookie and it seems pretty easy. Do you think I can obtain the same sweetness using coconut sugar or Agave? Trying to stay away from white sugar and brown sugar.
I think coconut sugar is a good choice as an alternative. If you give the cookies a try with coconut sugar please let me know how they turn out 😀
Jennifer these look so good - deeply dark and rich and delicious! The smoked sea salt sound like the perfect finish.
Devilish! Those are fabulous cookies.
These look insanely amazing!! I must give them a try
Tania @ The Cook's Pyjamas says
Sorry to hear you have been sick Jennifer. Hope you are on the up now. These are awesome, and a good use for the smoked sea salt I just purchased. I never thought to combine smoke & chocolate but love both. Beautiful photos as always 🙂
Thanks Tania. 😀 I'm coming out the other side now, thankfully, although it looks like I've passed it onto my hubby now. And isn't smoked sea salt fantastic. It adds such an amazing depth of flavour to dishes. I've been adding it to everything.
Well this looks interesting - going to try with pink salt, not a smoked anything fan! also just a quick question - I have a couple of kilos of couverture chocolate buttons and was wondering what to do with them - are they only for coating things with, or can I put them in this biscuit for instance?
Your couverture would be perfect in these cookies! And I think pink salt will be a fantastic alternative to the smoked salt. Enjoy the cookies!! 😀