Saturday, January 1, 2011

Flourless Chocolate Cookies

Everyone has their New Years resolutions ready.  Want to hear mine?  Sure you do.  I need to eat more vegetables this year.  I need to eat more coffee gelato from Paciugo's. I know it cancels out the vegetable promise, but I need to maintain my fluffy exterior. And I want to grow my hair out.   

One more thing....I need to make more of these cookies. They are kinda like brownies. They are soft and chewy and really good.  And really easy to make.

What you will need:
4 1/4 cups of powdered sugar
2 cups of cocoa powder
1 teaspoon of salt
1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
6 egg whites
chopped walnuts and/or dark chocolate chunks

With a mixer, you are going to combine the powdered sugar, cocoa powder, salt, vanilla, and egg whites.  See, I told you it was easy to make.  You might want to put a towel over the bowl for the first few seconds you mix.  If you don't, you will have a fine mist of powdered sugar and cocoa in the air.

Mix on a medium speed for about 2 minutes.  The batter will get really sticky because of the egg whites.  

Once you are done mixing, fold in the walnuts or chocolate chunks.  I liked the walnuts better because it helped cut down on the sweetness of the cookie just a bit.  Drop the batter onto a greased cookie sheet or one lined with parchment paper.  Bake in the center of the oven at 400 degrees for about 12 minutes.  If the rack is too low in the oven, the bottom will burn rather quickly.  

Let them cool on a cooling rack and store in an airtight container.  Good luck on the New Years resolutions everyone!

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1 comment:

  1. Those look yummy. I'm gonna have to try them. :)
    Happy New Year!