Sunday, August 28, 2011

Flourless Deep Chocolate Cookies

I've had a chocolate craving late. My children are thrilled. This latest inspiration came to me via Pinterest. The cookie called to me. First in a whisper, then in a bloody loud shout. I went to the pantry to see if I had all the required ingredients: confectioner's sugar, powdered cocoa powder, vanilla. That's all. And then the egg whites in the fridge I knew I had as I had just been to the grocery store. I love that this recipe is adapted from King Arthur flour and yet there isn't a trace of the stuff in them!

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees

In the bowl of your mixer add
2 1/4 cups of confectioner's sugar
1 cup of Dutch-process cocoa powder
3 large egg whites
2 tsp vanilla extract
Pinch of salt

Add all your ingredients to the bowl and mix well.
Using a spoon or small ice cream scoop place them on to a greased cookie sheet, about 1 inch apart.
Due to their lack of fat these cookies do stick. I found that they even stuck to the Silpat a tad.
Bake in oven 10 -12 minutes.

The recipe as it stands is fat free. The recipe as I prefer it isn't!
I added 3/4 cup of peanut butter and chocolate chips. I would like to make the next batch using mint chips. My kids want to use white chocolate chips. If you like nuts you could add them as well.
If you add these add another 2 minutes to the cooking time. Let the cookies cool when you remove them from the oven. They will be gooey but chewy.  I actually liked them better the next day!

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1 comment:

Rings said...

Yum, look amazine. Might be giving these a try.