Flourless Chocolate Cookies

Flourless Chocolate Cookies #glutenfree #cookies

by Amy on July 13, 2014 · 27 comments

I’ve wanted to make these for about…two years. But another cake salad casserole soup cookie recipe kept replacing it. #foodbloggerproblems.

I finally carved out 30 minutes and got after it – if for no other reason than to just cross them off my to-do list!

Flourless Chocolate Cookies #glutenfree #cookies

There’s plenty of rich chocolate and sweet powdered sugar to mask the absence of flour. If you gave these to someone and didn’t tell them, they probably wouldn’t even know.

They were really delicious and actually reminded me of brownies. Like a flat brownie. And one was pretty filling.

But I ate three.

Flourless Chocolate Pecan Cookies
Makes 12
Prep time: 10 minutes
Bake time: 25 minutes

• 3 cups powdered sugar
• 3/4 cup cocoa powder
• 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
• 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
• 1 cup finely chopped pecans
• 4 large egg whites, room temperature

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar, cocoa powder, and salt. Stir in the chocolate chips and pecans. Add egg whites and stir until just combined (do not over mix.)

Drop batter by large tablespoons 3 inches apart onto the baking sheets (they spread quite a bit while cooking!) Bake for about 25 minutes, rotating baking sheets halfway through, until cookie tops are dry and crackled.

Transfer sheets to a wire rack to let cookies cool completely. (Cookies may be stored up to 3 days in an airtight container.)

(adapted from Everyday Food)

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Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking September 1, 2014 at 7:52 pm

Oh my! How I wish I had your will power! These cookies look absolutely amazing! I don’t think I could have stopped myself at just 3. Brownie cookies are one of my favorites
Thanks for bringing them to the #chocolateparty


Paloma August 15, 2014 at 7:57 pm

They look amazing, I’m dying to try them. But I’m in the middle of a sugar free diet right now. Has anyone tried them with stevia instead of sugar?


Beth August 2, 2014 at 9:24 am

When I add the egg whites, I’m just supposed to add them straight, without being whisked, right? It makes a big difference (I would think) if I make the egg whites fluffy vs. straight egg whites. :) No fluffing necessary?


Amy @Very Culinary August 2, 2014 at 9:31 am

Hi Beth! That’s correct – straight egg whites, no beating/fluffing!


Beth August 2, 2014 at 10:10 pm

Thank you!!


Beth August 2, 2014 at 10:09 pm

Ok, I see now that you don’t fluff them. Made them tonight and they’re AMAZING!! Thank you for the recipe!


Amy @Very Culinary August 3, 2014 at 7:30 am

Awesome! Thanks, Beth!


Stephanie July 23, 2014 at 8:57 am

I tend to like flourless chocolate cakes better than a real chocolate cake (I know, right???), but I’ve never had a flourless chocolate cookie. I ‘m running out of cookies in the freezer, and I think that gives me the perfect excuse to try these this weekend!


Thalia @ butter and brioche July 20, 2014 at 9:31 pm

this is a great recipe idea.. love that they are flourless and still look so good. definitely will be trialling this recipe, thanks for sharing!


HappyLuckyBlessed July 18, 2014 at 10:38 am

Oh my! So good! Followed the recipe exactly and yielded 18 cookies — which is perfect because these aren’t the kind of cookies you just keep popping in your mouth. First — they are HUGE, and second — they are decadent so one is perfect for that sweet craving.

These would be a fantastic perfect cookie to make for a dinner party dessert!! Thank you so much for this recipe – Love!


Amy @Very Culinary July 18, 2014 at 12:22 pm

So glad you loved them! I’ve made them a few times now. And you’re right – as I said in my post, one is very rich and filling.


Joanne July 16, 2014 at 8:24 pm

Oh I know that laundry list of recipes from years ago that are NEED TO MAKES all too well. I really should get to some of those.

And who needs flour when there is chocolate involved?! I mean, really.


dina July 14, 2014 at 6:04 pm

great flourless cookies!


Cindy July 14, 2014 at 12:14 pm

Can’t wait to try these – do you think they’d work with a sugar substitute for baking?


Amy @Very Culinary July 14, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Hi Cindy – not really, but I don’t cook with sugar substitutes, so I couldn’t say for sure. Only way to find out – try it and report back!


Alice // Hip Foodie Mom July 14, 2014 at 8:09 am

oh my goodness, love these cookies!! perfection!


Michelle @ Healthy Recipe Ecstasy July 14, 2014 at 7:36 am

These look amazing! I can’t believe there’s no flour!


Christine at Cook the Story July 14, 2014 at 7:36 am

One cookie may be filling, but wouldn’t two be better? ;)


Amy @Very Culinary July 14, 2014 at 8:02 pm



Dani H July 13, 2014 at 10:15 pm

I’ve gotta try these! Like now!


Amy @Very Culinary July 14, 2014 at 8:03 pm

Thanks, Dani! *mwah*


Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust July 13, 2014 at 4:58 pm

These are totally on my bucket list! Oh my gosh, SO good. Pinned!


Amy @Very Culinary July 13, 2014 at 5:51 pm

Thank you, Dorothy! You’re the best. *mwah*


Amy @ Amy's Healthy Baking July 13, 2014 at 3:50 pm

Cookies that taste like brownies?? That’s pure heaven to me!! It’s so hard to choose between the two; this is seriously brilliant. Already pinned!


Amy @Very Culinary July 13, 2014 at 5:51 pm

I thought about you after I made these! Thank you, Amy!


Carol at Wild Goose Tea July 13, 2014 at 3:24 pm

Anything chocolate is of course wonderful. But this is soooooo perfect for my gluten free friends. Thank you!


Amy @Very Culinary July 13, 2014 at 5:50 pm

You bet, Carol!


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