Cookies N’ Cream Brownies

These cookies and cream brownies are fudgy and decadent but completely gluten free.  These are the perfect treat for any occasion!

cookies in cream brownies

Do yourself a favor and stop whatever it is you are currently doing and MAKE THESE BROWNIES.  Yall I am not joking when I say that I think these are the best brownies I have ever had.  They are so perfectly fudgy and the cookies n cream takes them to a whole new level.  

If you’ve ventured around my blog you already probably know that I love a good brownie.  So if you are interested in trying some other varieties be sure to check out my chocolate zucchini brownies to get your greens in, my worlds best brownie that have a fun secret ingredient that may come in handy if you are in to juicing, and my cbd infused brownies to get your zen on.  

cookies in cream brownies

Ingredients You’ll Need for Healthy Cookies N Cream Brownies:

  • Gluten Free Joe Joes – to make the cookies in cream flavor, we need some good cookies! These are Trader Joe’s alternative to Oreos.  But I think Oreos also have a gluten free option now if you want to go for those!
  • Almond flour – this is the base of our brownie.  I love almond flour in brownies because it really helps make them fudgy and decadent!  Almond flour is pretty unique so I wouldn’t recommend subbing.
  • Cocoa powder – for the chocolatey flavor of course! I use unsweetened.  You can also use cacao powder for even more nutritional benefits!
  • Chocolate chips – we melt chocolate chips straight into the batter for this recipe! Be sure to use vegan dark chocolate chips if you want to keep this dairy free.
  • Eggs – to help bind the brownies and help them rise.  I have not tried these with a vegan egg alternative.
  • Coconut sugar – my sweetener of choice for these brownies because it is not refined, and it makes them nice and moist and fudgy!  The only refined sugar in these brownies are in the cookies we add in.
  • Coconut oil – I used this for my oil because it provides a lot of healthy fats to the brownies while also helping make the texture so great. Your brownies will not taste like coconut I promise!
  • Baking powder – to help them rise!
  • Salt – salt adds depth to our other flavors in baked goods.

Tips for the Perfect Healthy Cookies n’ Cream Brownies:

Here are my tips to help make sure you get the perfect healthy brownie every time!

  • For the “cookies n cream” part of these brownies I used Gluten free Joe Joe’s from Trader Joes.  They are basically like a gluten free Oreo.  You can use any cookie that you want – just make sure it fits your dietary needs and make sure the box is big enough because we are using it all!  Oreo also now has their own gluten free version.  Both of these cookies are vegan, but they are not refined sugar free.  This is the only source of refined sugar in this recipe!
  • I used my food processor to chop the cookies into really little pieces but if you don’t have one you can always throw them in a plastic bag and have yourself a whole lot of fun smashing them up 🙂 great stress reliever!
  • Don’t try to sub the almond flour – almond flour is pretty unique and I haven’t tried any subs yet that I know will work.
  • Use room temperature eggs! It helps make the great texture.  If you didn’t plan ahead just soak your eggs in warm water for about 5 minutes and they will be good to go.
  • Melt, then cool, both your coconut oil and chocolate chips.  You don’t need to let them go back to room temp (the chocolate would harden) but you don’t want them to be so hot they start cooking your eggs!

I think that is everything, but if you have a question I didn’t cover don’t hesitate to reach out!  You can leave a comment below or shoot me a DM on Instagram with any questions you have!

In addition to the listed ingredients, you will need:

  • an 8×8 baking pan
  • parchment paper
  • food processor or plastic bag and some arm strength 🙂

I hope these brownies make all of your gluten free dessert dreams come true!

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cookies n cream brownies

Cookies N’ Cream Brownies

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  • Author: Megan
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 1 8×8 pan 1x


Gluten Free, Dairy Free

Say hello to the best brownie you will ever meet and goodbye to all of the dessert guilt.  These cookies n cream brownies are fudgy and decadent, but are made with clean ingredients and are completely gluten free. Best served a little warm with a glass of milk.


  • 1 and 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 box Trader Joe’s Gluten Free Joe Joe’s


  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Combine all dry ingredients together in a bowl (flour through salt).
  3. Combine the eggs and coconut sugar together in a separate bowl, whisk until creamed.  Then melt your chocolate chips and coconut oil.  Let cool slightly before adding to egg mixture so you don’t heat the eggs to much. Stir all wet ingredients until mixed.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet, stirring just until combined.
  5. In a food processor, pulse chop your entire box of Joe Joe’s.  Take half (or a little more) and fold this into your batter.
  6. Pour batter into an 8×8 baking dish lined with parchment paper.
  7. Top with the remaining chopped cookies.
  8. Bake until a toothpick comes out clean, about 25-30 minutes.


No food processor?  Pour all of your cookies into a plastic bag and crush by hand! (it is kinda fun 🙂 )

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Brownies
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/9 of pan


  1. My family was lining up in the kitchen even before these were cool enough to cut. lol I couldn’t have held them back with a whip and a chair. :p I had to relent and let them dig in. These are absolutely scrumptious gluten free brownies! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

  2. Sooo good!! I used Glutino’s gluten-free chocolate vanilla creme cookies, and they worked great here. The brownies were amazing!

  3. This was literally the best combination of flavors, and love they’re gluten free and dairy free. Super easy to make, will definitely be making it again.

  4. Wow, these are just great, and a cure for my chocolate craving. Found the Trader Joes cookies and their almond flour, so this was a super easy recipe.

  5. Loved that they are gluten free! The Trader Joe’s joe joes add the best texture and chocolate flavor!

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