Grain Free Crinkle Cookie

Crinkle cookies totally remind me of Christmas. I am not sure why because they seem like a cookie that could easily be made all year round. Maybe it’s the powdered sugar on the outside that looks like snow or the fact that they hold up well in cookie boxes….and maybe I just realized why they remind me of Christmas. The Crinkle Cookie was always a staple in cookie boxes from friends, family and in gift boxes that would show up to the office.

These grain free crinkle cookies have the perfect fudgy brownie texture with an extra bit of sweet from the powdered sugar on the outside. Grain free crinkle cookies are perfect chocolatey morsels that are great for holiday cookie boxes, holiday parties or an afternoon treat just for yourself.

Let’s Get Started

Start by adding all dry ingredients to a bowl.

  • Almond Flour
  • Cassava Flour
  • Tapioca Flour
  • Baking Soda
  • Coconut Sugar
  • Cacao Powder

Mix thoroughly.

Using a cheese grater, grate the butter into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Then add the egg and milk. Using your hands to mix, until a ball forms.

Once everything is mixed together in a nice ball. Put your dough in the freezer for 30 minutes. Freezing the dough is important in helping it stick together. If the dough is warm the cookies might spread and you won’t get the “crinkle” look. They will still taste good though!

While your dough is in the freezer, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Find your baking sheet and add parchment paper. Put 2-3 TBLSP’s of powdered sugar into a small bowl.

After 30 minutes take your dough out of the freezer and using your hands roll into 19-20 balls. Then take the dough balls and roll in the powdered sugar until covered. Place on your baking sheet and bake 9 minutes. You don’t want to over bake them because they will dry out.

Once your crinkle cookies are done baking take them out of the oven and immediately using a butter knife or something similar gently press them down. This will give them the “crinkle” look. After pressing them down make sure they cool completely before moving them. Letting them cool sets them up for success…lol! But really it keeps them together, otherwise they want to crumble apart.

Store these in an airtight container on the counter for 2-3 days or in the fridge.


There are other versions that you could easily make using this recipe:

  • Add peppermint extract or pieces of candy cane
  • Add sprinkles
  • Add chocolate chips

Let me know if you think of other’s, I would love to hear about them.

Grain Free Crinkle Cookies

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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Resting Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 14 minutes
Servings: 19
Calories: 76kcal


  • 3/4 cup Almond Flour
  • 1/2 cup Cassava Flour
  • 2 tbsp Tapioca Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Cacao Powder
  • 4 tbsp Salted Butter Straight from fridge so that you can grate into the dough.
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 tbsp Almond Milk
  • 2 tbsp Powdered Sugar For rolling the dough ball in.


  • Combine all dry ingredients together. Flours, baking soda, coconut sugar and cacao powder.
  • Using a cheese grater, grate the butter into the bowl with your dry ingredients.
  • Then add the egg and milk to the bowl.
  • Using your hands mix everything together to form a ball.
  • Freeze the dough for at least 30 minutes.
  • While your dough is in the freezer preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grab a baking sheet. Add parchment paper to the baking sheet.
  • Put your powdered sugar in a small bowl.
  • After 30 minutes take your dough out of the freezer and using your hands roll the dough into balls. I made approx 20.
  • Take the balls of dough and roll them in the powdered sugar and place on your baking sheet.
  • Bake for 9 minutes.
  • When the cookies come out of the oven they will still be in a "ball form" using a butter knife, gently push to flatten the cookie and get that crinkle look.
  • Make sure to let the cookies cool for at least 20 minutes so that they can set. If you move them around too early they will want to crumble apart.
  • Store in an airtight container either on the counter or in the fridge for 2-3 days.


Try these fun variations
  • Add peppermint extract of crushed up candy cane
  • Add Sprinkles
  • Add Chocolate chips


Sodium: 64mg | Calcium: 19mg | Vitamin C: 1mg | Vitamin A: 86IU | Sugar: 2g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 20mg | Cholesterol: 15mg | Calories: 76kcal | Saturated Fat: 2g | Fat: 5g | Protein: 2g | Carbohydrates: 8g | Iron: 1mg

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