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Gluten Free Death By Chocolate Cookies


I think the name Gluten Free Death By Chocolate Cookies, pretty much says it all. Chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate. Oh and they are gluten free too!

My husband knows I love cookbooks and he knows I love America’s Test Kitchen, so for my birthday he got me one of their newest cookbooks, The America’s Test Kitchen Quick Family Cookbook.

Now, this is not a gluten free cookbook, in fact many of the recipes are gluten filled, but most of the main dish, side dish, and techniques can easily be adapted for gluten free cooking.

I am loving this cookbook. I have converted several of the recipes to gluten free and they have worked well. I can’t wait to experiment more with the ideas in this book.

Now, let’s get back to these cookies.

Not only do I love cookbooks and America’s Test Kitchen, I love chocolate.

Really, who doesn’t like chocolate?!

Okay so maybe there are a few people out there, but almost everyone loves chocolate. And if you are one of those people that loves chocolate, these cookies are a must try.

When I saw the recipe for Death By Chocolate Cookies in the The America’s Test Kitchen Quick Family Cookbook, I knew I had to make a gluten free version of them.

One of the best tips I have for converting recipes to gluten free is to start with a good recipe. I knew this recipe came from a good source, because it was America’s Test Kitchen, so I thought converting it to gluten free would work well, and it did.

They turned out great!

These cookies contain three different kinds of chocolate and are rich and delicious. These are so good no one will know they are gluten free.

I did change the recipe up a little bit and used dark chocolate chips because that is what I had on hand and I added in some semi-sweet chips. Their version only had two kind of chocolate, and with a title like Death By Chocolate, I knew the chocolate needed taken to another level. What can I say, I don’t follow a recipe very well. 🙂

Now, you really must try these cookies!



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  1. These look delicious! I will need to try the recipe. I usually use an all-purpose GF flour mix so I hope they taste good 🙂
    We watch America’s Test Kitchen almost every Sunday on PBS. We really enjoy it! They always have good tips and recipes.
    Have a beautiful day!

  2. I am new to the gf living thing. I bought some all purpose gf flour. Can it be used in this recipe? If so, how much?

    • Here is a post I did on gluten free flour blends and my thoughts on them. Technically yes, you could use it by adding up the different gluten free flours and substituting a blend, but I am not sure what the results would be because I have not tried it and each blend is a little different. I know it is overwhelming when new to gluten free with all the new ingredients etc, but different flours work different.

  3. These look great Lynn! They remind me of a Triple Chocolate Brownie recipe I make.

    And to Sara, I think you could use 1 3/4 cups all-purpose gf flour in place of the rice flours and cornstarch, but the texture might not be as great, since sweet rice flour is unique. But, I’ve used several different all-purpose gf blends in baking (especially cookies) and it typically works. Just make sure and pay attention to the xanthan gum, it it’s already in the blend don’t add it again : )

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