Flourless Chocolate Fudge Cookies

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

I've recently discovered that indulgent eating doesn't have to kill your good intentions. These super rich, chewy chocolate cookies are no exception.

For the last 2 weeks Jarom and I have been on quite the baking kick. After discovering King Arthur Flour's website, which has an amazing assortment of recipes on it, I found this awesome little recipe for Flourless Fudge Cookies. It's like the little black dress of chocolate cookies. Guiltless, delicious, never out of style.

Since last week I have made them twice, I like them so much. (disclaimer: I'm on Weight Watchers and your taste buds change when you don't eat as many treats, but I think these cookies are winners anytime.)

I followed the recipe minus the expresso powder, which I didn't have, and replaced it with ground Roma (like Pero or Postum, it's a coffee substitute). The first time I made them I didn't add it, but I think it rounds out the chocolate flavor to have it in there. I also cooked the cookies for 9-10 minutes instead of the 8 it called for since 8 minutes was a little undercooked. Make sure to bake on parchment paper. If you don't have any you can grease a cookie sheet, but I wouldn't recommend it.

Flourless Fudge Cookies

2 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon espresso powder, optional but good
1 cup cocoa powder, Dutch-process (European-style) preferred
3 large egg whites
2 teaspoons vanilla extract*
*For gluten-free cookies, be sure to use gluten-free extract.

1) Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.

2) Stir together all of the ingredients till smooth. Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl, and stir again till smooth.

3) Drop the “dough” onto the prepared baking sheets in balls of about 1-1 ½ tablespoons.

It should look like this. Not really balls but sturdy puddles of chocolate heaven. (=

4) Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes; they should spread, become somewhat shiny, and develop faintly crackly tops.

5) Remove the cookies from the oven, and allow them to cool right on the pan.

6) Yield: 24 medium (2") cookies.

For all you weight watchers fans- 1 cookie= 1 point! Or about 55 calories, no fat and 1 gram of fiber. Yeay!


Owen said...

It's Stacey, I can't wait to try them! Thanks so much for the post :)

The last Unicorn said...

Those look good and I love that they are gluten free! I am sure once the pregnancy is over, I will have to go back on the GF diet. But I am enjoying it as much as I can now. Thanks for the recipe!

Tasha said...

Those looky yummy! And no flour? I want to try them.

Sarah said...

Yum!! Thanks for sharing this recipe--baby is born so diet has begun for me:)

DavidyAshley Bowen said...

mmmmmm. and flourless? curious, very curious

Debora said...

ah, yes! I have been waiting for this post :) THanks for sharing. Oh, BTW, how many pts are those??

Devon and Alicia said...

YUMMO! Anything chocolate and I am in so thank you! Call me soon! Love ya girl!

Holly Moore said...

These cookies are 1 point, and about 55 calories, no fat and 1 gram of fiber. Totally good for weight watchers!

Colleen said...

Yum! Those look good. And only 1 point. Wow. Can't believe it.