These Flourless Chocolate Cookies won't last long in your cookie jar. They're filled with chocolate chips for those dessert fans who love to savor the deep flavor of chocolate.
Flourless Chocolate Cookies Recipe
The beauty of flourless cookies is, they're naturally gluten free. While there's no flour or butter in these cookies, don't mistake them for diet food. There's a fair amount of sugar and that along with the cocoa form the batter. I love them as, I don't need to even pull out a mixer to make them, and they bake in a jiffy. We still love my chocolate chocolate chunk cookies and vintage chocolate peanut butter oatmeal cookies, but this just adds another cookie to the repertoire.
How to Make the Best Flourless Chocolate Cookies Recipe
See these tips for cookie making success:
- What's in Flourless Chocolate Cookies? Powdered or confectioners sugar, Dutch process cocoa powder, salt, egg whites, vanilla and almond extract and semi sweet chocolate chips. Flourless cookies are naturally gluten free.
- Different brands of powdered sugar use varying amounts of cornstarch. This may effect the thickness of the batter. The batter is thick and sticky by nature so, stir until the ingredients are evenly moistened no more no less.
- How do you sift dry ingredients? You don't have to have an old fashioned sifter to sift the dry ingredients together for these fudgy chocolate cookies. I am a skilled baker and I use a whisk to sift dry ingredients together and it works like a charm. You can also use a fine mesh sieve, tap it gently on the side and sift directly into the mixing bowl.
- Don't use a whisk to mix the cookie dough. Once the ingredients for the cookies are sifted, switch from a whisk to a large spoon or non-stick spatula to make and mix the batter.
- When adding mix-ins like the chocolate chips in this recipe, fold in thoroughly to be certain the chocolate chips are evenly distributed throughout the batter.
- You may use semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips in these cookies.
- Can I add peanuts to these cookies? You could mix in ½ cup of chopped peanuts, walnuts, hazelnuts or pecans into the cookie batter, sure. When doing so, decrease the amount of chocolate chips in the recipe to ½ cup.
- Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet before attempting to move them to a cooling rack, so they'll keep their shape. These cookies are delicate while still warm.
- How long can you store this recipe for Flourless Chocolate Cookies? You can store these flourless chocolate chip cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. Freeze baked and cooled flourless chocolate cookies for up to one month.
More Southern Style Flourless Recipes to Make
Whether you're looking for gluten free or just looking to change-up your desserts menu, my flourless chocolate cake is a sure win topped with whipped cream and fresh berries. You may also enjoy this recipe for flourless banana nut pancakes from Skinnytaste for breakfast or brunch.
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Helpful Kitchen Items:
Flourless Chocolate Cookies
- 2 ⅓ cups powdered sugar
- 1 cup Hershey's Dark or Dutch process cocoa powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 4 large egg whites
- 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon almond extract
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper and grease parchment or spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a medium-size mixing bowl, use a whisk to sift together powdered sugar, cocoa and salt.
- In a separate bowl whisk together egg whites, vanilla and almond extract.
- Add wet to dry ingredients, mixing with a spatula until fully blended. The batter is thick, shiny and sticky.
- Add the chocolate chips. Mix well.
- Using a tablespoon or small cookie scoop, spread the batter into 2 ½ inch circles. Leave at least 2 inches between cookies. Rest on counter for 15 minutes while oven preheats.
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes or until tops are shiny and slightly crackled.
- Cool on pan for 10 minutes. Then, carefully remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature separate layers with wax paper.