Gluten Free Spooky Crinkle Cookies

We made it to Friday and it’s almost Halloween! Let’s celebrate with the these moist chocolate-y crinkle cookies.

gluten free spooky crinkle cookie

They might be spooky but they are delicious!  You won’t believe they are gluten free too.  I used to make these chocolate cake cookies by Paula Deen every year.  They were a huge it with the family and did not stick around for long.  When I went gluten free I missed having them this time of year.

chocolate crinkle cookies

I wanted to recreate them but not lose any of the gooey cake like texture.   These spooky chocolate crinkle cookies definitely live up to the old version.  I added some sprinkles and candy eyes for a bit of fun.

spooky chocolate crinkle cookies

These would be the perfect after school treat for the kiddos or a  fun sweet treat at your Halloween party.   Share with a neighbor or keep all to yourself.  Regardless they will be fully enjoyed.

Have  a great weekend!

Gluten Free Spooky Crinkle Cookies

  • Prep Time: 1h 15m
  • Cook Time: 10m
  • Total Time: 1h 25m
  • Yield: 16 cookies


  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup gluten free all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • sprinkles, optional
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon gluten free vanilla extract


  1. Beat together butter and sugar in a large bowl until creamy.
  2. Add in eggs and vanilla.
  3. Add in cocoa powder, flour, xanthan gum, baking powder and salt. Beat until just combine.
  4. Place in fridge for 1 hour or freezer for 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 350* and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  6. Using a tablespoon scoop out balls of dough and roll in powdered sugar.
  7. Place on baking sheet and repeat with remaining dough. You may need to place back in fridge if dough gets too soft
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven and add sprinkles or candy eyes.

Gluten Free spooky cookies

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