Gluten Free Chocolate Orange Cookies: Packed with Orange Flavor

Erin D. | Texanerin Baking

Gluten free orange cookies dipped in chocolate. Soft and chewy, these cookies are bursting with orange flavor!

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Have you ever made gluten-free cookies? Sometimes the texture leaves a bit to be desired. But these gluten free chocolate orange cookies are soft, chewy and sure to please!

The dough is incredibly simple to make. You mix together the dry ingredients, then the wet, and finally combine the two. There's no creaming or beating or anything complicated or time consuming. My dough was a bit soft so I refrigerated it for an hour and that helped it firm up enough to roll it into balls.

If the chocolate orange combination isn't your thing, these would be incredible with lemon zest, lemon juice, and lemon extract and then dipped into white chocolate! Cranberry orange would also be nice. Just toss in about half a cup of dried cranberries in the batter. The batter is pretty neutral tasting without zest and extract so you could jazz these up however you like.

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I've been getting several questions lately about coconut flour, which is basically powdered dried coconut. People want to know what to sub for coconut flour and unfortunately, there isn't a simple solution. It's not like regular gluten-containing flour. I use all-purpose, whole wheat, whole spelt and others interchangeably, but gluten-free flours aren't as simple.

If you can't find coconut flour in your local store, I recommend buying some online. Amazon is a great source. It's not the cheapest flour but it lasts for a really long time! As you can see in this recipe, you don't use so much coconut flour at a time. A few tablespoons or maybe a fourth cup at a time is pretty normal for a recipe with coconut flour.

Besides, once you buy some coconut flour, you can make some really awesome treats like these lemon coconut balls! And just like these chocolate orange cookies, the coconut balls are highly adaptable. Another good way to put your coconut flour to use is with these grain-free fudge brownies. They're the fudgiest brownies ever - gluten-free or not! And if you just can't get enough of that orange flavor, make sure you visit my gluten free muffins recipe too.

      8 Servings

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients:
  • 1 1/3 cups almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
Wet Ingredients:
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
For Dipping:
  • 3 ounces dark chocolate chips, or semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, or butter, if not dairy free

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Line a baking tray with a piece of parchment paper or a Silpat.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the dry ingredients until well combined.
  4. In a medium bowl, mix together wet ingredients until well combined.
  5. Add the dry mixture to the wet and stir just until combined.
  6. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate it for at least one hour.
  7. After chilling, roll the dough into 1" balls and place the balls 2" apart on the prepared baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 8 - 10 minutes or until the cookies have turned a very light golden brown.
  9. Let the cookies sit on the baking sheet for 10 minutes and then remove them to a wire rack to cool. Set aside the baking tray for later.
  10. When the cookies are completely cool, melt the chocolate along with the coconut oil at half power in the microwave.
  11. Dip half of a cookie in the chocolate and place it on the lined baking sheet.
  12. When all of the cookies have been dipped, place the baking sheet in the refrigerator until the chocolate has hardened.
  13. Remove the cookies to an airtight container and store at room temperature for up to 5 days. If your kitchen is exceptionally warm, you might want to store these in the refrigerator.

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Erin loves to bake, and especially the challenge of grain-free and gluten-free baking. We're huge fans of her work on Texanerin Baking too!

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    Orange with chocolate is my favorite. Love these!

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    That orange color is crazy! I love the chocolate orange combo.

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    i love the color. they look yummy!