Flourless chocolate brownie cookies….so easy & so GOOD!!

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. :)


4.4 from 16 reviews
Flourless Chocolate Brownie Cookies
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Recipe type: Dessert, Cookies, Easy, Chocolate
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
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Serves: 24 cookies
 
These ooey, gooey chocolate cookies are easy and addictive! Be warned!!
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. 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.
  3. Spoon thick fudgy batter onto cookie sheets in small mounds. Chill for 5 or so minutes to keep them from spreading when they bake.
  4. Bake for 14 minutes or until tops are glossy and lightly cracked.
Notes
These cookies are considered "gluten-free" if using gluten free chocolate chips.

 

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105 Responses to Flourless chocolate brownie cookies….so easy & so GOOD!!

  1. These look so delicious! Gotta try them soon.
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  2. Alison Lewis says:

    I may make these later tonight!

  3. Those look finger lickin’ good! I’m excited they are not made from a box mix and there are so few ingredients! Yum!
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  4. This is awesome! I hate chocolate cookies but I love brownies, so I’m interested to see whether I would be into these. Do you think they taste more like cookies or brownies? I”m also gluten free, so this is an exciting recipe.
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    • Jessica says:

      I am also gluten free Rachel and just tried these. To be honest, I’d rather stick to whole foods gluten-free goodies. The confectioners sugar is wayyy too sweet and they are a pain in the bum to get off the pan. I also changed the cook time to 9 minutes because the first batch burnt incredibly at 14. Not my favorite.

  5. I just love chewy cookies, I can’t get enough of them and these looks sublime.
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  6. They do look so gooooood!! Thanks for the recipe :)
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  7. These look amazing and may just have to make an appearance on one of my Chocolate Mondays! I know my readers will love them just as much as I do!!

  8. These sooooo need to make it to my tummy, asap!
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  9. Jen S. says:

    I love how quickly flourless cookies come together. I do a peanut butter-choc chip that are like these. Dangerous, for sure. What is it about summer that makes me want to bake cookies? I made some chocolate chips the other day. And, I’ve done the wax paper thing too. My best snafu was putting a glass pan in the oven instead of an aluminum tray – it exploded when I added the water for my bread steam. Duh.
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  10. just made these cookies with my kids and they love it. thanks ;-)
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  11. Angela says:

    Wow those look amazing!! I’m gluten-free so I am SO happy when I find things I can make that aren’t too complicated! I can’t wait to try these! Do you mind if I post this recipe and how it turned out for me on my blog? I will of course link back to you! :)

  12. These look so delicious- I’m drooling all over my iPhone! ;) I am going to save this recipe to my “things to make for my gluten-free friends” folder.

    -Miriam

  13. be still my heart.

    they are gluten-free.

    i am pinning you to my sweet tooth file.

    i love you!!!

  14. This remind me of chocolate crinkles, a favorite that my mother used to make. Those had powdered sugar sprinkled on top. Do you think that would work on these?
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  15. Joanna says:

    Great recipe! I can’t wait to try these!
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  16. I love baking things without flour, what a fantastic idea!!

  17. These look so good! I can’t wait to find a reason to make them!
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  18. Eva says:

    I love this cookie; thanks for sharing the failures! I had no idea chocolate chips have gluten!
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  20. Liz says:

    Oh, my! These look irresistible! I will bake these gems soon~
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  21. Joanne says:

    Yes!!! These look fantastic. I plan to add sliced almonds and marshmallows to try to make them “rocky road” style.
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  22. Allyson says:

    Made these today with my 7 year old – DELICOUS and so easy!!

  23. Erika says:

    OH MY GOODNESS! They look DELISH! I am definitely book marking this so I can make! YUM!
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  24. Chaya says:

    These look so good, I am going to try to make them today. Do they hold up well? I would like to add them to the package, I send to the troops.
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  25. Looks fantastic! Cannot wait to give these a try. Come over and visit us. We have a terrific tomato pie recipe this week.
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  26. Rachel says:

    I should not be seeing this post today since I am craving chocolate! Yummy!

  27. Hootin' Anni says:

    I’ve saved this post in my bookmarks. I love anything chocolate!!!
    Yep, lol, waxed and parchment are two different papers. Not funny, tho…

    My First Food Trip Friday [I'm not sure if I'm doing this all correctly tho...live and learn.]

    Have a glorious weekend.
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  28. anne says:

    How I wish I have an open so I can try baking yummy chocolatey cookies like that, I am sure my kids will be delighted as well
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  29. Sandra says:

    Oh YUM! Thank you for sharing.
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  30. yummo!!! we will be trying these for sure!!

  31. Lori says:

    OMG!!!! I have already printed out the recipe! Can’t wait to bless my GF daughter and husband with a sweet treat…..Thanks for sharing!

  32. Jellybelly says:

    Looks absolutely delicious! If I make it I might eat it all myself :)

    Stopping by from Food Trip Friday!

  33. paulina says:

    I would’ve used wax paper too! (“wax, parchment same thing right?!?” would’ve been thinking). Third time is the charm and those look deeelicious!! Next shopping trip calls for that cocoa powder.
    visiting from friday potluck

  34. cheerful says:

    wow, this is awesome…and looks really delicious! thanks for sharing your recipe! visiting from FTF, hope you can visit me back! thanks and take care! :)
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  35. Abby says:

    These look amazing! I’d love to try the new trend of flourless cookies. Great tip about chilling them before baking.
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  36. Miz Helen says:

    This is an awesome Flourless Chocolate Brownie Cookie! I just love that glossy cracked top, and I can’t wait to make these cookies. Hope you have a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen
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  37. Kristin says:

    This sounds delish! I love how the really do look like mini brownie rounds.
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  38. Vicky says:

    These look so yummy…and no flour, I look forward to trying them!
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  39. Swathi says:

    Flour less chocolate cookies looks amazing. Love it. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop. I will put this in Hearth and soul face book page.
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  40. Chaya says:

    You didn’t give me a chance. I had no choice but to feature these in Let’s Do Brunch. One look at them and everyone has to swoon. They look as good as I know they taste.

    As I wrote above, I plan to send these to the troops. Hurricane Irene got in the way but we got through it beautifully and I am cooking and baking.

    Come and visit, tomorrow and please bring us another gem of a recipe. Thanks so much.
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  41. It’s so hard to believe these don’t have flour in them! They look and sound so good! Thank you for sharing a wonderful chocolate-y recipe with Let’s Do Brunch. Hope to ‘see’ you there again this week!

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  43. cam says:

    Wonderful! Thanks for sharing your trial and error, b/c these are just about perfect the way you have them here. Bonus: the egg yolks were great to cook & eat while the cookies baked. Protein to balance all the sugar. lol!
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  44. Alea Milham says:

    I am getting ready to make these now for my family. I love that they are both gluten free and dairy free…if only they were calorie free. :) Thanks for sharing this recipe with the Hearth and Soul Hop.

  45. Sally Jo says:

    I made these today – delish – only thing I would change is I’d refrigerate the batter before I put it on the cookie sheet as it spread out as soon as it was dropped onto the parchment paper (amazing but true I had some on hand) sheet. Didn’t look as puffy and lovely as yours but they were very good!

  46. Debbie says:

    This looks so good, and I love all of the flavors. Thanks for joining me for What’s On the Menu Wednesday.

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  49. Karen B says:

    Got here through Simply Sugar and Gluten Free and I am glad I did. These look wonderful. Living a Gluten Free life is not always easy or tasty but this will definitely help with that. Thanks, I look forward to following your blog.

  50. They are now on my must bake list! :)

  51. Alison Lewis says:

    omg these look amazing!

  52. Love Love Love these! Will be making them for my Blog’s Cookie Swap for sure!!
    I have just one question..did you Grease or Pam the cookie sheet at all?
    I am a parchment paper user…but would like to try your way :)

    Thanks for the wonderful story…Love it when Bloggers are real!
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  53. Katrina says:

    These look de-lish! I love that they are low in fat–the only added fat is chocolate chips and gluten free. (Let’s not talk about the sugar. ;) hehe
    Must make these.
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  54. Ben says:

    These are great. Made them with preheated baking stones and they worked fantastic, perfectly round and cracked.

    Just an FYI, you forgot to remind within the recipe itself to add the vanilla. Thanks for the recipe.

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  57. Linn says:

    Very disappointing. Will not make again. Wanted a nice chewy cookie with some substance, what this recipe is a glob of chocolate chips. Should of melted the chocolate.

    • Denise says:

      Haha…you are exactly right! The aren’t that typical substantial cookie. Of course, these are a great option for those that need to have the “flourless” option due to gluten or wheat intolerance. Not to mention I love a good, fudgy brownie and these reminded me of those! ;)

  58. Chase says:

    I made these tonight, and they were pretty gooey. They didn’t really come out solid. We tried cooking them for longer, but they still didn’t stay together. They hurt your teeth they’re so sweet. Probably won’t make these again.

  59. Jocelyn says:

    Could I mail these cookies to someone as a gift? How long is their shelf life, would you say?

  60. mandy says:

    You forgot to write in the directions to “add the vanilla extract” i was making it and wondered why the hell it was so thick. i looked back at the ingredients and saw u needed vanilla. it wasn’t listed in the directions i was following…

  61. Jackie says:

    I just bought everything to make these. Let you know how they turn out :) they look and sounds delicious! I’m a brownie girl :)

    • Jackie says:

      These came out great! I do love chocolate, but I think next time I’ll use a little less chocolate chips. I used a baking sheet and came out fine.

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  63. Donna says:

    NOTE: Recipe doesn’t tell you when to add the vanilla extract. I added it w/ egg whites.

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  65. Danielle Bagan says:

    These were really good. But I encountered a problem when taking them out of the fridge, it still was very liquidity, I don’t know what I did wrong ?? So anyways I made them into brownies, instead of cookies. Had a bite after they were done, and they were DELICIOUS!!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  67. Johnna says:

    Love the cookies. My whole family loved them. I didn’t realize that I needed to put them on parchment paper, so they were a bit difficult to get off of the baking sheets. Will make sure to do that next time! This recipe is a keeper!

  68. Dana says:

    These were awful. They look good, but the taste and texture is horrible. They completely fell apart. I followed the recipe to a T, and even refrigerated the dough. I’m disappointed I wasted ingredients on these. I should have been warned by the fact that the blogger had so many difficulties with these. Baker beware, and do not make these.

  69. Angie says:

    I am SF so I used Xylitol- put it in the blender on high and made powdered xylitol! It worked great! I am so excited about this – I am Gluten free, trying to be mostly grain free and all sugar free. Love it when I find an easy batch of cookies I can whip up to share. Today I am sharing these with my diabetic aunt and my sister in laws mom who is also diabetic. Yay!

  70. Lynett says:

    Tried them tonight. Yummy, but hard to get off the cookie sheet.
    Oh well, they were fabulous broken. The family loved them too.

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  72. Hi Denise! I am so thrilled to have been assigned your blog for this month’s SRC and I choose this recipe to feature. These are amazing! They are truly a chewy chocolate cookie with the texture of a brownie! Thanks for a great recipe! :)

  73. Elysia says:

    Made this Sunday for my family. They LOVED them!!! Followed directions. No problems. Thanks!!

  74. Kayla says:

    I just made these cookies, not because we’re GF, but because I don’t have any flour in the house and needed to make treats formy playdate tomorrow! (We are Milk, Beef, Soy, and Coconut free though).
    These are perfectly described as “brownie cookies!” The trick is to make sure you bake them long enough and let them cool too- otherwise they’re too gooey to get off the paper, otherwise, with some patience, they’re WONDERFUL!
    I put the cookie dough in the fridge before and between baking to solidify the dough.

  75. Diane says:

    These are delicious and so easy! After following your tips, they came out great. Thank you!

  76. Mia says:

    I was really excited to find this recipe because I wanted to make a gluten-free option to serve at my church’s bake sale. I was disappointed with my results though. :(
    I had to use mini chocolate chips for it because I couldn’t find normal sized ones at my grocery store. Other than that, I followed the directions exactly. When I took them out of the oven, while they looked great, they were hard as rocks!
    Sadly, I used all my chocolate chips making that one batch and all the stores are closed now so I can’t get more chips to try it again. :(

  77. Lisa says:

    These are easily the BEST brownies I have ever seen!
    Great share – can’t wait to try them!! Thank you!

    Lisa

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  80. Marie says:

    Okay, let’s be bluntly honest here. They didn’t work. At all. I followed the recipe exactly and simply ended up with a huge mess.
    And if you failed at making them multiple times while following the recipe exactly you have two responsible options; either change the recipe dramatically, or don’t put “so easy” in the title.

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  83. Rachel says:

    Hi i’m making these cookies as we speak, I skipped over the part about room-temperature egg whites.. i don’t think it made a difference. However I always have to lower the temperature on my oven by 20 or so degrees because it gets way too hot. A lot of people are having problems about sticking and burning- I had a little sticking, but i tried chilling a cake pan in the freezer and letting them cool on that it reduced the sticking to a minimum I think getting it cold right away hardens the bottoms… but I would try the cookies after about 10-15 mins and they seemed undercooked and thus having to cook them for a little longer.. so in total i probably baked them for around 15-19 mins. they smell great and have an awesome flavor just a little tricky, however I love how easy it is to whip up. I shall attempt these a few times.. :)

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  85. Ashlyn says:

    these cookies were delicious I love how you can try something for the first time and love it thank you for sharing your recipe with me and all my friends. :)

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