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Basler Brunsli

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Basler Brunsli Recipe

Crisp yet chewy (and coincidentally gluten-free), these Swiss cookies feature an intriguing blend of chocolate and spice.

At a glance

forty 2" cookies
Nutrition information


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Glaze (optional)


  1. Line two baking sheets with parchment, or grease them lightly.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor, pulse the sugar, almond flour, chocolate chips, and spices until fine. Add the egg whites and process until a stiff dough forms.
  3. Sprinkle a flat surface with additional sugar and roll the dough 1/4" thick. Cut out shapes with 2" cutters and transfer to the prepared baking sheets.
  4. Let the cookies sit at room temperature for 1 hour before baking; this ensures a crispier top. Toward the end of the drying time, preheat the oven to 325°F.
  5. Bake the cookies for 15 minutes, until the tops look puffy and you can smell the chocolate. Remove them from the oven and cool completely on the baking sheets. Dust with confectioners' sugar just before serving, if desired; or drizzle with chocolate glaze.
  6. To make the glaze: Melt the chocolate and butter (or coconut oil) in the microwave at medium power, stirring until smooth. Drizzle over the tops of the cookies, if desired.
  7. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 6 weeks.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 glazed cookie, 20g
  • Servings Per Batch 40
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 93
  • Calories from Fat 54
  • Total Fat 6g
  • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 1mg
  • Sodium 4mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 9g
  • Dietary Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 8g
  • Protein 2g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.