Chocolate Chip Brownie Cookies (Gluten-Free)

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You can use any variety of or combination of nuts in this recipe. Almonds tend to be more affordable, and raw nuts in pieces (not whole) will always save you a couple bucks. I used a mix of almonds and walnuts to balance the hazelnut in the milk.

For variations, you could use all hazelnuts to create an even stronger Nutella flavor. Or, try Sweetened Vanilla Almond Milk and add white chocolate chips and dried cranberries.


  • 2 cups chocolate hazelnut milk (sub with any sweetened milk)
  • 1 tablespoon ghee (sub with salted butter)
  • 2 cups raw mixed nuts (sub with almond flour)
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips (sub with carob chips)
  • a pinch (omit if using salted butter)


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the chocolate hazelnut milk with the ghee. Stir until ghee is melted, then bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the liquid reduces to a fraction of its original volume – it should be thick and concentrated.
  2. Remove from the heat and let cool. It will gel into a pudding-like texture. If is does not turn into pudding within 10 minutes, continue simmering to reduce the liquid for a bit longer. Set aside.
  3. While the liquid is simmering, grind the mixed nuts into coarse flour in a food processor. You can also substitute almond flour. Set aside.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
  5. In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg whites and vanilla extract.
  6. Whisk in 5 tablespoons of the chocolate hazelnut pudding.
  7. Mix in the ground nuts.
  8. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  9. Form the cookies: drop 1 tablespoon at a time of batter onto the parchment, spacing the cookies 1 inch apart.
  10. Bake for 15 minutes, until the outer shell is glossy and begins to brown. Remove and cool on a wire rack.
  11. Dunk in milk and devour.


Tip: Try making homemade ghee. You’ll quickly fall in love! If you’re pinched for time, buy it online or at your local health food store. Or, substitute with butter.