Chocolate Nest Easter Crinkle Cookies – Gluten Free

by Marla on April 6, 2014 · 32 comments

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Well howdy! Hope you all had a great weekend.

Last Friday was like the only time ever I’ve missed a blog post. I was way too busy partying at the fabulous Taste of Vail parties. I’m back now with these super fun Easter Chocolate Nest Crinkle Cookies. They are not only amazing ~ but also gluten free!

EASTER Chocolate Nest Crinkle Cookies | FamilyFreshCooking.com #glutenfree

This recipe is super simple.

EASTER Chocolate Nest Crinkle Cookies | FamilyFreshCooking.com #glutenfree

Take some farm fresh eggs

EASTER Chocolate Nest Crinkle Cookies | FamilyFreshCooking.com #glutenfree

Mix up some creamy butter, real cane sugar, cocoa, gluten free flour (or regular baking flour)…

EASTER Chocolate Nest Crinkle Cookies | FamilyFreshCooking.com #glutenfree

These cookies are very chocolatey

EASTER Chocolate Nest Crinkle Cookies | FamilyFreshCooking.com #glutenfree

Filled with Easter M&M’s…

EASTER Chocolate Nest Crinkle Cookies | FamilyFreshCooking.com #glutenfree

And very pretty to look at!

EASTER Chocolate Nest Crinkle Cookies | FamilyFreshCooking.com #glutenfree

They would be super fun for teacher gifts. Or to surprise your kids in their lunchbox.

EASTER Chocolate Nest Crinkle Cookies | FamilyFreshCooking.com #glutenfree

Enjoy!

Gluten Free Chocolate Nest Easter Cookies

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 27 minutes

Yield: 22-24 cookies

Gluten Free Chocolate Nest Easter Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 2/3 cups Cup4Cup Gluten Free Flour Blend
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups Pure Cane Sugar
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Easter M&M's
  • 2 tablespoons White Sugar Crystals

Method

  • Preheat oven to 350°F with the racks in the middle. Grease 2 baking sheets with butter or cooking spray.
  • In a bowl, using a wooden spoon, stir together the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar on medium speed until creamy, about 3 minutes. Turn off the mixer and scrape down the bowl with a rubber spatula. Add 1 egg and beat on medium speed until blended. Add the other egg and vanilla and beat until blended.
  • Turn off the mixer and add the flour mixture. Beat on low speed just until blended.
  • Using a tablespoon, scoop up a rounded spoonful of dough. Scrape the dough off the spoon into the palm of your other hand. Roll the dough into a ball. Roll some of the balls in crystal sugar until covered. Keep some plain. Place the balls on the prepared baking sheets. Repeat, spacing the balls about 2 inches apart.
  • Put the cookies in the oven and bake until they are crackled and puffed, 10 to 12 minutes. Using oven mitts, remove the baking sheets from the oven. Immediately place 3 M&M's in the center of each cookie, pressing down firmly so the cookies crack on the edges.
  • When the cookies have cooled a few minutes, use a firm spatula & transfer the cookies onto the rack and let cool completely. Repeat with the rest of the cookies.
http://www.familyfreshcooking.com/2014/04/06/gluten-free-chocolate-nest-easter-cookies-recipe/

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1 Rosa April 6, 2014 at 10:55 am

What cute cookies! A delicious Easter treat.

Cheers,

Rosa

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2 Marla April 6, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Thanks so much Rosa!! xo

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3 Averie @ Averie Cooks April 6, 2014 at 11:24 am

I didn’t even notice that you missed a day! And I hope you were having a BLAST. Well-deserved :)

Such cute cookies for spring and love that you kept them GF!

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4 Marla April 6, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Oh good! I felt like the BIGGEST slacker ;) Nothing like 75 wine vendors, a bluebird ski day & some of the best chefs in the Rockies ;)

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5 Laura (Tutti Dolci) April 6, 2014 at 11:47 am

Gorgeous cookies, I love how rich and chocolatey they look. Perfect for Easter!

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6 Marla April 6, 2014 at 1:29 pm

Thanks Laura!! Yes….perfect cookies for us chocolate lovers :)

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7 Cailee April 6, 2014 at 11:48 am

Oh wow!! These are soooo cute!!! Perfect for Easter!! And I love that they are gluten free!! I’m intolerant… so I love when there’s a cookie I can actually eat!! YUM!

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8 Marla April 6, 2014 at 1:28 pm

Awesome Cailee!! So glad you can indulge in these too :)

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9 Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen April 6, 2014 at 4:59 pm

Beautiful chocolate gluten free cookies for Easter, Marla! I love working with C4C gluten free flour. Thanks for sharing! Pinning!

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10 Liz @ The Lemon Bowl April 6, 2014 at 6:40 pm

I am drooling over these!!

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11 Aimee @ Simple Bites April 7, 2014 at 5:38 am

Such fun cookies, Marla. We may make them today as the boys are home from school.

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12 Marla April 7, 2014 at 6:20 am

Awwwwww…sounds like a great plan & a fun project for the kids!!

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13 Maria April 7, 2014 at 5:40 am

Super cute!

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14 Jenny Flake April 7, 2014 at 6:00 am

These are just sooo cute Marla! Love the Easter colors :)

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15 Julie @ Table for Two April 7, 2014 at 6:01 am

Omg, these are SO colorful and perfect for Easter! I adore these, Marla! They look so kid-friendly too!

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16 Marla April 7, 2014 at 7:19 pm

Very kid friendly to both eat & help with :)

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17 naomi April 7, 2014 at 8:31 am

So simple and so GOOD! LOVE THIS!

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18 Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg April 7, 2014 at 1:35 pm

Adorable cookies. The look s good and chocolatey.

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19 Micheline @TheMiniatureMoose April 8, 2014 at 2:14 am

Thanks for including me in your Related Links Marla. These photos are just stunning, you always use bright colors so wonderfully. Have a great week!

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20 Marla April 8, 2014 at 11:53 am

Your cookies look great Micheline! Your blog is wonderful :)

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21 alison @ Ingredients, Inc. April 8, 2014 at 5:44 am

these look great! see you in June!! YAY

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22 Marla April 8, 2014 at 11:52 am

Awesome! Will be fun :)

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23 Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) April 8, 2014 at 11:03 am

Wow! First day ever that you’ve missed a post?! Man, you deserve it.

These cookies are so much fun!! Those crinkles get me every time.

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24 Marla April 8, 2014 at 11:52 am

Ha! Thanks Laura ~ I feel better now. Problem is keeping up with ourselves these days!

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25 Laura @ Gathered Again April 8, 2014 at 11:10 am

This would be a really fun family activity with the kids. They would get the enjoyment of making cookies and I’d get the enjoyment of sneaking some of the candy bits :-D. These would be adorable to bring to an Easter family reunion. Thanks for the awesome recipe and beautiful photos.
All the best,
Laura

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26 Marla April 8, 2014 at 11:51 am

Thanks Laura!! Sneaking the candy eggs seems to be the favorite part over here too ;)

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27 Kathy @ Olives & Garlic April 8, 2014 at 4:29 pm

My 6 year old would love these and it would be a perfect opportunity to spend more quality time with her. I think she might eat all the eggs before they make it onto the cookies.

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28 Meredith April 8, 2014 at 6:16 pm

Insanely delicious and so perfect for spring!

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29 Erin @ Meaningful Eats April 8, 2014 at 8:35 pm

How cute are these?! They sound delicious. Love your gluten-free recipes!

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30 Christina April 14, 2014 at 8:06 am

I made a not-so-healthy version of these, and they were DELICIOUS! http://xtinaluvspink.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/chocolate-easter-egg-nest-cookies/

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