Flourless Chocolate Brownie Cookies
Some days require a quick chocolate fix, and these gluten-free cookies are just the ticket.
Deeply fudgy and altogether satisfying, they take just minutes to whip up and don’t require any flour. I think they might be a miracle cookie. With a crispy outside and a brownie-like fudgy interior, there is something for every chocolate lover in these cookies. A glass of milk is almost a required accompaniment. When a midnight craving hits, keep this recipe close at hand. That is, if you don’t memorize it after the first few times making it.
I like to think these are healthy-ish, too, with no butter or egg yolks to speak of. The espresso powder is optional, but if you have it on hand (perhaps from making the Cappuccino Marshmallows), you won’t notice a coffee flavor, but instead a more intensified chocolate flavor. Parchment paper will make taking these delicate-when-hot cookies off the tray much easier. If you wait until they cool, they are prone to fall apart, so grease the cookie sheet well or use parchment paper and slide them onto the cooling tray while still warm. They retain their fudginess when cooled, but are especially delicious warm.
Natalie of Good Girl Style joins us each month to share incredible desserts with Big Girls, Small Kitchen readers–desserts that are entirely gluten-free, but not like obviously gluten-free. That means no specialty flours or hard-to-find ingredients, just lemons, lemons, and more lemons. Want even more GF desserts? Check out Natalie’s Lemon Pudding.
- 2¼ cups powdered sugar
- 1 cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon espresso powder, optional
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 3 egg whites
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease or line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, stir together all ingredients. Drop by heaping tablespoon onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until the cookies are firm on the edges, shiny, and starting to crack a bit. Let cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet before cooling on a wire rack.