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.
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