Cocoa-Loco Cookie Bites
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This recipe is adapted from Cookies for Everyone!, Halloween cookie cutters, a little icing and some fun spider candies make them "spook"-tacular bites for your favorite ghouls and boys.
Serves: about 24 cookies
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ⅓ cup water
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil (or neutral baking oil of choice)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup superfine sugar
  • 1-1/3 cups white rice flour*
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1-1/2 cups dairy-free semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC or gas mark 4) and lightly grease an 11x17-inch jelly roll pan.
  2. With a mixer; beat applesauce, water, oil, vanilla, cocoa and sugar until smooth. Add flour, salt and baking powder and mix until well combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
  3. Spoon batter onto the prepared jelly roll pan.
  4. Bake for 7 minutes, rotate the pan and bake for an additional 9 minutes.
  5. Let cool completely, then cut into squares or shapes with cookie cutters. Decorate as desired with powdered sugar, dairy-free icing, and/or "safe" candies.
*You can substitute brown rice flour, if desired. For best results, use a superfine brown rice flour, superfine white rice flour, a brown rice flour that tends to be finer, or substitute your favorite gluten-free flour blend (no xanthan gum required).
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at