Ridiculously fudgy, decadent and delicious, these chocolate brownie cookies are not only some of the best cookies out there, they are also incredibly easy to make! This recipe makes gluten free brownie cookies that have a shiny, crackly – and slightly crunchy – crust, and a wonderfully fudgy interior.
Pre-heat the oven to 355 ºF (180 ºC) and line two baking sheets with baking/greaseproof paper.
In a heat-proof bowl above a pot of simmering water, melt the chocolate and butter together. Once melted, set aside to cool slightly.
In a stand mixer (or using a hand mixer with the double beater attachment), beat the eggs and sugar together for 5 - 6 minutes, until pale, fluffy and greatly increased in volume.
Add the melted chocolate to the egg mixture, and mix briefly until the chocolate has been evenly incorporated.
Sift together gluten free flour, xanthan gum, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt, and add it to the mixer. Mix for 30 seconds to 1 minute, until all flour has been incorporated and no flour clumps remain. Scrape the sides and the bottom of the bowl with a spatula to ensure the cookie batter is an smooth as possible.
Using a cookie scoop (or an ice cream scoop, or even just a spoon), transfer ~2 tbsp of the cookie batter onto the lined baking sheet, keeping at least 1 inch between them.
Bake in the pre-heated oven at 355 ºF (180 ºC) for 12 minutes. The cookies should be slightly crackly on top, with a shiny crust. They will be soft when they come out of the oven, so leave them on the baking tray for about 1 minute before you transfer them to a cooling rack.
Sprinkle with a bit of sea salt and enjoy!
These fudgy chocolate brownie cookies keep well in a closed container in a cool dry place for about 1 week.