I know it’s hot out and the last thing you want to do is turn on your oven. I get it! But for these little gems I think it’s worth it. These flourless cookies popped up on my radar this past spring when I was really at the height of my low carb experiment. I found them over at Recipe Girl and added them to my long list of recipes to try. The fact that they didn’t have flour intrigued me, and their texture just makes them look ooey gooey good, right? Yes….they are a must try!
So when vacation time rolled around last month I figured it was the perfect opportunity to make these. One afternoon at the beach house I could stand it no longer. I MUST MAKE THESE COOKIES!!!! And all the girls said YES, YES!! Imagine my horror when I had my first kitchen flop in a long, long time. Oh it’s not the recipe’s fault. I eventually succeeded as you’ll soon see.
Let’s just state something I’m sure most of you already know……wax paper is NOT the same thing as parchment paper. Duh! I’m almost bummed the recipe even mentions parchment paper at all, and am now finding that true of a lot of cookie recipes on the web. You don’t need it. They bake just fine on the right cookie sheet. But because we did’t have parchment paper at the beach house….you guessed it, I used wax paper.
Ten minutes later we were wondering why there was an awful lot of smoke pouring out everytime I opened the oven door. But it didn’t smell like it was burning, so it didn’t register right away. Yeah….sometimes it takes me awhile. 😉
The girls still devoured them though they were STUCK to the wax paper. I pulled them out before they really started burning, and they looked and smelled so good that we risked any toxic poisoning and began eating them as we PEELED them off the paper.
I didn’t let that deter me though, and the next day I set to making them again. This time I had the chocolate chips I didn’t have the day before. I just knew they’d be perfect. Lesson #2……scoop out smallish cookies and make sure you CHILL the tray for 5 or so minutes before baking. Let’s just say they spread into one BIG regtangular cookie. Ugh…..would I ever get these right? And fine impression I’m making on my friend Donna and her hubby….you know I’m the “food blogger” and all. She, her hubby and her mom cook me amazing meals all week and this is what I show them!
So you know when I got home the next week I just had to tackle this once and for all. No wax paper, check. Chill dough a bit, check. PERFECT cookies, check!! Whew……I can breathe again! They taste similar to the fudgy brownies I love that I’m surprised I haven’t blogged about yet. They are chewy, chocolaty and perfectly addicting! Not to mention EASY. Despite my trials….they are easy and they’re made with very few ingredients. If you whip up a batch, please come back and share with us what you think.
I know I’ve been heavy on the desserts lately, and though I have a heavenly peach dessert to share with you later this week or next….I promise some healthier posts are coming as well. You’ll have to trust me that I haven’t crossed over to the dark side for good.
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- ⅔ cup unsweetened Dutch-processed cocoa powder
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- 3 large egg whites, at room temperature
- 1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350.
- In a large bowl, mix together powdered sugar, cocoa powder and sea salt. Add in vanilla. Whisk in egg whites until just moistened. Add in chocolate chips.
- Spoon thick fudgy batter onto cookie sheets in small mounds. Chill for 5 or so minutes to keep them from spreading when they bake.
- Bake for 14 minutes or until tops are glossy and lightly cracked.
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