6 Ingredient Flourless Brownie Cookies

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Can’t decide between a brownie and a cookie? These 6 ingredient flourless brownie cookies are the perfect compromise. They’re soft and fudgy and bursting with chocolate flavor. Plus, they’re vegan, gluten free, paleo, refined sugar free, and can even be made keto and sugar free friendly! The full recipe for these delicious cookies is below.

How do I make these flourless brownie cookies sugar free and keto friendly?

I used pure maple syrup and dark chocolate chips in these flourless brownie cookies, but you can use sugar free maple syrup and sugar free dark chocolate chips if you want to keep the recipe sugar free and keto friendly.

6 Ingredient Flourless Brownie Cookies
What ingredients will I need for these flourless brownie cookies?

If you want to make these 6 ingredient flourless brownie cookies, here’s what you’ll need:

  • almond butter (or other nut or seed butter)
  • pure maple syrup (or honey)
  • pure vanilla extract
  • water
  • cocoa powder
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • dairy free chocolate chips
What nut and seed butters can I use?

If you don’t want to use almond butter in this recipe, feel free to use cashew butter, peanut butter, sunflower seed butter, hazelnut butter, or walnut butter instead! Or any other nut/seed butter of choice.

Where can I find dairy free chocolate chips?

Both Enjoy Life Foods and Hu Kitchen offer delicious dairy free chocolate chips. Enjoy Life Foods has semi-sweet, white, and dark dairy free chocolate chips. Hu Kitchen offers semi-sweet chocolate chips sweetened only with dates! If you want to try Hu Kitchen chocolate chips, use my code bigleybasics for 15% off.

Why is there more than 6 ingredients in these flourless brownie cookies?

Okay, technically you add 8 items to this recipe. Most professional chefs/bakers don’t count items like salt or water as ingredients, so I don’t either. If you want to get technical, there are 8 items required for this recipe!

6 Ingredient Flourless Brownie Cookies
How do I store these 6 ingredient flourless brownie cookies?

I like to store these cookies in a sealed container on the counter for 4-5 days. Or you can freeze them for long term storage!

Can I eat the cookie dough raw?

This recipe is vegan and made without regular flour, so it is perfectly fine to eat the cookie dough unbaked. Instead of baking the dough, I will sometimes serve it as edible brownie batter! Or you can make brownie batter truffles with the dough – these are a favorite of mine!

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Ready to make these flourless brownie cookies? The full recipe is below!

5 from 3 votes

6 Ingredient Flourless Brownie Cookies

Servings 8
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes


  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 3-4 tbsp water
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Add all of the ingredients (except chocolate chips) to a medium sized bowl and mix until a dough forms. If the dough is too dry, add more almond butter, sweetener, or more water. If the dough is too wet, add more cocoa powder.
  • Once you have a nice cookie dough consistency, stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Scoop the dough with a cookie dough scoop and place cookie dough on a lined baking tray (recipe makes 8 cookies).
  • Flatten cookie dough with a fork and bake cookies for 10-12 minutes.
  • Remove cookies from the oven and let them cool slightly before enjoying.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.


Course: Dessert, Snacks
Diet: Sugar Free Friendly, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Keto Friendly, Refined Sugar Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Vegan, Paleo
Keyword: Flourless Cookies, Flourless Cookies Recipe, Gluten Free Brownie Cookies, Healthy Brownie Cookies, How to Make Flourless Cookies

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  1. What are calories per cookie ?

    1. Hi! I’m not exactly sure but if you put the recipe in the free whisk nutrition calculator (https://whisk.com/recipe-nutrition-calculator), you’ll get all the nutritional info! Works for any recipe.

  2. 5 stars
    They’re amazing cookies but in wondering if I can substitute the water for almond milk? Or atleast do half water half almond milk?

    1. Yes, that would be fine! You can replace all of the water with almond milk!

  3. Hi! Can I replace the chocolate chips with chopped walnuts??

    1. Absolutely! Any mix-in should work!

  4. Hey,
    Can i replace the coconut flour with oat flour?

    1. There is actually no coconut flour in the recipe! Just cocoa powder. 🙂

  5. 5 stars
    I just made these and swapped the water for oat milk since someone mentioned that in the comments and I though, why not. They were easy to throw together and are a very rich chocolatey satisfying cookie. I wouldn’t change a thing. So good!

    1. Love the feedback! So glad you enjoyed the recipe. And I love the oat milk swap! Thanks for sharing!

  6. 5 stars
    These didn’t make very good cookies…we ate all the batter before the oven preheated lol. I’m sure the cookies will be delicious for all the people with willpower to bake them! Also, if they are as good as the batter, what horrible kind of a human could possibly store them for 5 whole days??!?!

    Thank you 🥰

    1. Love this comment! I am so so glad you enjoyed this recipe!!

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