Gluten Free Brownie Cookies Recipe

There is no shame in taking a little shortcut now and then when it comes to gluten-free baking. Think outside the box while using a boxed brownie mix and give it a homemade taste and feel, as we have done here.

3.5 from 2 votes
Gluten Free Brownie Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Freezing Time
20 mins
Total Time
27 mins

This time-saving recipe takes a boxed brownie mix and makes it feel more homemade by adding a few extra ingredients.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 30 Cookies
Calories: 169 kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski
  • 8 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • ½ cup unsalted butter (1 stick) at room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 16-ounce box gluten-free brownie mix
  • ¾ cup chopped walnuts
  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • Powdered sugar for dusting optional
  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer, preferably fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese and butter together until smooth. Add the egg and vanilla and beat well. Beat in the brownie mix. Add the walnuts and chocolate chips and mix well to incorporate. The batter will be stiff. Refrigerate the dough for 2 hours or place in the freezer for 20 minutes.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  3. Roll the chilled dough into tablespoon-sized balls, then roll in the granulated sugar and place on the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes – you want them slightly “under baked” so they remain soft and chewy. Let cool on the pans for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling. Dust with powdered sugar, if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Brownie Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 169 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 100mg4%
Potassium 42mg1%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 205IU4%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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