Gluten Free & Allergy Friendly Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

The holidays wouldn't be complete without a batch of chocolate crinkle cookies! The applesauce in our version lends a background sweetness that makes these cookies highly addictive!
Prep Time: 30 minutes (20 inactive)
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Yield: 30 2" cookies


2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup cocoa powder
2 cups granulated sugar, plus 1/2 cup for dredging
1/2 cup oil of choice
3/4 cup applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup powdered sugar

How To

Preheat your oven to 350°. Combine flour, salt, and baking powder in a bowl and set aside.

In a second bowl, mix together 2 cups sugar, applesauce, cocoa powder, oil, vanilla. Add the flour mixture and mix until just combined. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap or wax paper, and chill for 20 minutes.

Set up two bowls - one with the remaining half cup of granulated sugar, and the other with the powdered sugar. Ball the dough into pieces a little smaller than a golf ball, then roll each ball heavily in the granulated sugar, then in the powdered, then place on a sheet tray lined with parchment paper. (Don't skip the granulated sugar step - it helps give your cookies better crinkles, and protect your powdered sugar from melting!) Bake for 10 - 12 minutes - they will still feel slightly underbaked - remove from the oven, and cool on the sheet tray before transferring to a rack or resealable container.