Cinnamon Brownie Cookies

gluten free cinnamon brownie cookies

These cookies are a fabulous way to enjoy the combination of cinnamon and chocolate.  I called them “brownie” cookies because of their awesome texture: crispy on the outside and nice and chewy in the middle.  To me, they taste just like little cinnamon brownie bites.


They also make your kitchen smell heavenly while they are baking.


Cinnamon Brownie Cookies


makes about 2 dozen cookies

  • 1/3 cup Earth Balance margarine
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp flax seed meal mixed with 4 tbsp water- microwaved twice for 20 seconds, stirring in between
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon and extra for dusting
  • 1 tbsp non-dairy milk
  • 1 cup millet flour
  • 1 /3 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1/3 cup almond flour plus a little extra (1/4 cup for mixing in at the end)
  • 1 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup extra chocolate chips plus about 2 tbsp water mixed together and melted for decoration (don’t melt the chocolate until you are ready to decorate them! :)


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Cream margarine and sugar together until smooth.  Add in prepared flax seed meal, vanilla extract, salt, cinnamon and baking powder.  Slowly blend in cocoa powder, and then mix in non-dairy milk.  Next incorporate the millet flour, buckwheat flour and 1/3 cup almond flour until well blended.

If you are mixing with an electric mixer, do the next step with your hands.  Add in chocolate chips and about 1/4 cup more almond flour.  Mix until well incorporated.  The dough will be stiff, and slightly crumbly… but you will be able to grab little sections and roll them into balls.

Roll the dough into large walnut sized balls (about 1 1/2 inches in diameter) and place on un-greased cookie sheet about two inches apart.  Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.  Let cool… do not move them from the cookie sheet until they are completely cool or they will fall apart!

Drizzle a little melted chocolate on top and dust lightly with cinnamon.  Store in airtight container.

gluten free cinnamon brownie cookies

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23 Responses to Cinnamon Brownie Cookies

  1. Valerie says:

    Hi, love those cookies! My only issue is almond flour, my daughter is allergic to nuts. Do you think I could substitute almond flour with coconut flour without noticeable results?

    • allyson says:

      Hi Valerie,

      I’d say so. Maybe toss an extra flax “egg” in there for good measure… but it should be okay. :) I bet better than okay, sounds like a delicious variation. :)

      • Valerie says:

        Thank you so much for your advice and super quick response :) You’re wonderful!

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  3. Caitlin says:

    i made these for my newly converted vegan husband last night who has a major sweet tooth. when he took a bite out of one, i said “is it good?” he looked at me in astonishment and said “this is one of the best things i’ve ever eaten in my entire life.”

    you rock!

    • allyson says:

      Awesome Caitlin! I sure do love it when I can please newly converted vegan husbands! I know I had to put on my “extra fancy” chef’s hat to convert my own husband (but after a few cookies/cakes/pies he was sold ;)… so glad they came out well for you! <3

  4. Mary says:

    Oh, wow. Those look so deliciously chewy. I am totally making them.

  5. Mandee says:

    Woh, they look fantastic and they’re gluten free! Thanks for the recipe, I think they’d make a perfect bake sale cookie!

  6. Danielle says:

    These look delicious! It’s great to have some scrumptious GF recipes up my sleeve– I like to treat some of my co-workers occasionally (since they frequently have to pass on the baked goods that are available). Love that your goodies are vegan, too!

    Very cool blog, can’t wait to look around some more (found your link in the BlogHer banner on my blog)!

  7. I LOVE your site by the way, I’m adding it to my blogroll

    • allyson says:

      Thank you Andria! I am honored… and I will most definitely reciprocate!! I have been subscribed to your blog since last September :)

  8. Oh my gosh these look awesome!!! I will have to try these soon!

  9. Oh wow….I’m speechless, those are just beautiful. Do you know anything I could use as a replacement for buckwheat and almond flour? Such ‘exotic’ items are definitely not available here in the land of sand! ;-) Thanks so much, I can’t wait to make these! I love the combination of chocolate and cinnamon.

    • allyson says:

      Thank you! You’re always so so sweet! (kinda like the cookies)
      I think they would work well with just regular all purpose… although the chewiness may come from the teeny bit of almond flour (maybe?) Perhaps if you subbed half with whole wheat flour. I bet that would work well… either way, I am sure they would taste pretty good! If you do end up trying it out this way, let me know how it goes.. I’m curious myself. :)

  10. Mihl says:

    Oh yes, please, I’ll take a whole batch!

  11. Katrina says:

    These look sooo good! I swear I can smell them through my computer!

  12. K says:

    Oh dear me, those look absolutely divine! I’m loving the different flours too, and lucky for me they are all present in my kitchen right now! :)

  13. Rose says:

    Chocolate and cinnamon is one of my favorite combinations…these look so good. I have to try these soon!

  14. Sarah says:

    Oh my, these look far too good. Chocolate and cinnamon- what a great combo! Love them both. Can’t wait to try out the recipe. x

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  16. Josiane says:

    I love crispy outside/chewy inside cookies, and these ones look soooooooo good! They’re going straight to my must-bake-soon list!

  17. VeggieGirl says:

    At first glance I thought that it was a homemade Girl Scout samoa cookie, haha :-D Love your actual treat even better!

    • allyson says:

      Yes! THAT is it! I knew they looked familiar- I just couldn’t pin it down. :D Thanks! (man, I wish I had a homemade samoa cookie right now)