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Gluten Free Creme Brûlée Cookies

If you are looking for a recipe that is going to really wow your guests, then you must try these Gluten Free Creme Brûlée Cookies! They're made with simple and wholesome ingredients like almond butter, almond flour and topped with a protein custard and caramelized sugar.

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creme brulee cookies on a plate

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Gluten Free Creme Brûlée Cookies are made with simple and wholesome ingredients!
  • As written, these cookies are gluten free and grain free.
  • A great way to use up any almond flour you have laying around.
  • These cookies are topped with a protein custard and caramelized sugar.
  • Not your average cookie, this one is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
  • Can easily be made vegan with the use of dairy free yogurt instead of greek yogurt.
  • Perfect for your next cookie exchange for the holidays.
  • If you loved this one, be sure to check out my Frozen Hot Coco Cookies for another great one!

Ingredients And Substitutions

These are the main ingredients and substitutions for Gluten Free Creme Brûlée Cookies. Scroll down to the recipe card for a full list of ingredients and instructions.

Use an all natural, runny almond butter over one that is thick and made with palm oil. Look for one where the only ingredient is almonds.

Maple syrup is an unrefined sweetener that I love to use in my recipes. This is different than pancake syrup but creates such a lovely flavor and texture. Alternatively, you can use honey or agave.

Vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste are musts.

The base of this cookie is made with a blend of almond and oat flour. I have not tested this recipe with any other flour substitutes yet.

Baking powder will help these cookies rise during baking time.

A touch of salt helps to balance out all the flavors.

Cinnamon is a must to bring out that traditional creme brûlée taste.

The frosting is made with greek yogurt, but you can use a plant-based yogurt if needed.

I used Ritual protein powder which thickens the yogurt and gives it more of a frosting like texture. If you didn’t want to use protein powder, you could instead use a butter cream frosting.

Cane sugar is sprinkled on top before being torch to caramelize it and create that lovely creme brûlée top.

all the ingredients that you need to make these cookies

How To Make

ONE: Start by making the cookie. In a bowl mix together the wet ingredients, then fold in the dry.

TWO: Add cookie dough to a baking sheet and spread evenly with your fingers, then bake and let cool.

THREE: When ready, mix together ingredients for frosting and add into a pipping bag.

FOUR: Swirl on the tops of each cookie and then sprinkle with sugar. Use a blow torch to caramelize the sugar and enjoy.

Tips And Tricks

The flavor of the protein powder that you use will really effect the taste of the frosting, so make sure you use one that you love! I prefer Ritual for making frosting, I find it to have the best flavor.

If you don’t want to use protein to make the frosting, then I suggest doing a buttercream frosting instead.

A blow torch is necessary for creating that caramelized top, you won’t be able to do it without one.

These cookies are best served chilled. Only add sugar and torch to what you will be eating right then and there, otherwise the sugar won’t be as crunchy if it sits too long on the frosting.

How To Serve And Store

Serve these Gluten Free Creme Brûlée Cookies chilled and with caramelized sugar on top.

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge. Only add the sugar and torch to what you will be enjoying in that moment, otherwise the sugar will get soggy on top of the frosting if it sits too long.

one of the creme brulee cookies cut in half

Taste And Texture

These Gluten Free Creme Brûlée Cookies actually taste like creme brûlée! The cookie base is sweet, full of cinnamon and crispy but soft. The custard frosting is sweet and tangy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make these vegan?

Sure! Just use a vegan yogurt instead of greek yogurt.

Why isn’t my frosting thickening up?

The texture of the frosting depends on what type of protein powder is used. Keep adding in more until you reach the desired consistency.

Can I use flour instead of almond flour?

Unfortunately it’s not a 1:1 swap and would need to be tested.

Other Recipes You May Like

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Gluten Free Creme Brûlée Cookies

If you are looking for a recipe that is going to really wow your guests, then you must try these Gluten Free Creme Brûlée Cookies! They're made with simple and wholesome ingredients like almond butter, almond flour and topped with a protein custard and caramelized sugar.
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PREP TIME:
10 minutes
COOK TIME:
20 minutes
TOTAL TIME:
30 minutes
Author - Hannah

Ingredients

Cookie

  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup runny almond butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract, or vanilla bean paste
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Frosting

  • 1. 5 cups greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup protein powder, I used Ritual
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • cane sugar, for caramelizing

SCALE:

1X

YIELDS:

9 large cookies

Directions

  1. In a bowl mix together the maple syrup, almond butter, and vanilla extract.
  2. Then, add in the almond flour, oat flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
  3. Use a double cookie scoop and add dough to a baking sheet that is linked with parchment paper. Use your fingers to even out the tops, these will only spread slighty during baking time.
  4. Then bake for 12-15 minutes, remove and let cool.
  5. When ready, mix together ingredients for frosting and add into a pipping bag.
  6. Swirl on the tops of each cookie and then sprinkle with cane sugar. Use a blow torch to caramelize the sugar and enjoy.

Notes

  • The flavor of the protein powder that you use will really effect the taste of the frosting, so make sure you use one that you love! I prefer Ritual for making frosting, I find it to have the best flavor.
  • If you don't want to use protein to make the frosting, then I suggest doing a buttercream frosting instead.
  • A blow torch is necessary for creating that caramelized top, you won't be able to do it without one.
  • These cookies are best served chilled. Only add sugar and torch what you will be eating right then and there, otherwise the sugar won't be as crunchy if it sits too long on the frosting.

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