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Gluten-free Brownie Caramel Cookies

Gluten-free Brownie Caramel Cookies are a Girl Scout cookie favorite that are made with an almond flour brownie cookie base and then topped with a coconut sugar caramel filling. These cookies are both vegan and gluten-free.
Gluten-free Brownie Caramel Cookies are a Girl Scout cookie favorite that are made with an almond flour brownie cookie base and then topped with a coconut sugar caramel filling. These cookies are both vegan and gluten-free.

Girl Scout Cookies, but healthier

Girl Scout cookie season is upon us, and I have been on a recent kick of remaking all of the top favorites, but with healthier ingredients. I’ve already remade Samoa’s, Tagalongs and Thin Mints! The Adventurful Girl Scout Cookie was highly requested, so here’s my take on the Gluten-free Brownie Caramel Cookie.

This cookie is soft, fluffy and has a thick homemade caramel filling. It actually might be one of my favorites yet. I can’t wait to hear how you like this recipe, be sure to tag me over on Instagram or Tiktok if you make it.

Brownie Cookies that are made with almond flour brownie cookie base sitting on a baking sheet, ready to be filled with caramel.

Ingredients in Gluten-free Brownie Caramel Cookies:

We’re sticking to the basics with this recipe and using simple ingredients like almond flour, coconut sugar and maple syrup.

brownie cookie: almond flour, cacao powder, baking powder, salt, peanut butter, coconut oil, vanilla extract and maple syrup.

caramel filling- coconut sugar, maple syrup, coconut cream, salt.

Notes: Be sure to use coconut cream and not coconut milk. Also, you want to use a coconut cream that is only coconut and doesn’t contain any gums or preservatives. I linked the one from Trader Joe’s because that’s the one that I used, however, it’s much cheaper in store than buying online. The link is just for reference.

a close up of a brownie cookie that's being filled with caramel.

How to make

Let’s get into how to make these Copy-Cat Girl Scout Adventurful Cookies, aka, Gluten-free Brownie Caramel Cookies.

  1. Make the brownie base by combining together wet ingredients, then adding in the dry.
  2. Roll the batter into balls and flatten lightly with the palm of your hand. Use a tablespoon to press into gently but firmly to create the center where the caramel filling will go.
  3. Bake for 10-12 minutes and let cool completely.
  4. Make the caramel filling on the stovetop by combining all ingredients together and then let cool completely.
  5. Fill each cookie with the caramel filling, store in the freezer to harden and enjoy!
Gluten-free Brownie Caramel Cookies are a Girl Scout cookie favorite that are made with an almond flour brownie cookie base and then topped with a coconut sugar caramel filling. These cookies are both vegan and gluten-free.

Recipe Substitutions

  • Peanut butter swap for any other type of nut or seed butter! You can use almond butter, cashew butter, macadamia nut butter, or a nut free spread like tahini or granola butter. Anything will work here as long as it’s “nut butter based”
  • Coconut oil swap for any other type of oil such as Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Avocado Oil, etc.
  • Flour swap- Unfortunately this recipe has only been tested with almond flour so I won’t be able to recommend any other types of flours at this time.
Gluten-free Brownie Caramel Cookies are a Girl Scout cookie favorite that are made with an almond flour brownie cookie base and then topped with a coconut sugar caramel filling. These cookies are both vegan and gluten-free.

Gluten-free Brownie Caramel Cookies

Gluten-free Brownie Caramel Cookies are a Girl Scout cookie favorite that are made with an almond flour brownie cookie base and then topped with a coconut sugar caramel filling. These cookies are both vegan and gluten-free.
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PREP TIME:
20 minutes
COOK TIME:
12 minutes
TOTAL TIME:
32 minutes
Author - Hannah

Ingredients

Brownie Cookies

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil 
  • 1/4 cup runny peanut butter
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
Caramel Filling
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 13.5oz can coconut cream, solid parts only
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

SCALE:

1X

YIELDS:

10 cookies

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  2. In a large bowl, mix together maple syrup, vanilla extract, coconut oil and all natural runny peanut butter.
  3. In a separate medium bowl, combine almond flour, cacao powder, sea salt and baking powder. 
  4. Then, add dry ingredients to wet and mix with a spatula until dough is formed. 
  5. Using a double cookie scoop, scoop dough and roll into a ball. Flatten lightly with the palm of your hand and place onto the baking sheet. 
  6. Next, using the back of a round tablespoon, thumb or spoon, press gently but firmly into the center of each cookie creating a well. If the edges crack, gently form them back together. Some cracks are okay. 
  7. Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes, remove from the oven and let cool completely. 
  8. In the meantime, make the caramel by combining solid parts of the coconut cream, coconut sugar and maple syrup together. Whisk until ingredients are well combined. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce to low and allow to simmer for 8-10 minutes. Stirring continuously with a rubber spatula, scraping the bottoms so that nothing sticks and nothing burns. 
  9. Once sugar caramelizes and thickens, remove from heat and let cool slightly. 
  10. Fill each cookie with the caramel and transfer the rest to an airtight container to store in the fridge. 
  11. Add cookies to the freezer for 10 minutes to harden, remove and enjoy! 

Notes

  • Cookies are best stored in the fridge and enjoyed within 4-5 days. 
  • Caramel is best stored in an airtight container and enjoyed within 7-10 days.

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