Gluten Free Chocolate Cookies

Flourless Chocolate Cookies - these fudgey, chocolate, almost brownie like cookies were like a big hug. I did mention that they're gluten free, right?

My life’s been quite the hustle lately, and last night these fudgy, chocolate, almost brownie like cookies were like a big hug. I did mention that they’re gluten free, right? I’ve been working toward a gluten free diet for an embarrassingly long time, and even though I absolutely need to never eat anything with wheat in it again for my health, when I have a shitty day my need for comfort food consistently wins. Last night I wanted to eat every cookie everywhere all at once and sink into a blissful food coma. Or a nap.

Flourless Chocolate Cookies - these fudgey, chocolate, almost brownie like cookies were like a big hug. I did mention that they're gluten free, right?

I wouldn’t exactly label these gluten free cookies as healthy, but I’m learning that food choices are easier to make by degrees rather than in black and white terms. Choosing these cookies was better than the bag of double stuffed Oreo’s because these cookies are gluten free. It’s not a perfect choice, but it is a step up from the misery those Oreo’s would have caused. And with a better gluten free choice comes a new goal: gluten free copycat Oreo cookies!

 

 

Yields 24 cookies

Gluten Free Chocolate Cookies

5 minPrep Time

12 minCook Time

17 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 egg whites

1 whole egg

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup chocolate chips (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix powdered sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch, and salt until well-blended.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk 2 egg whites until frothy. Discard yolks.
  4. Add 1 egg to egg whites. Whisk well.
  5. Add vanilla to egg mixture. Whisk well.
  6. Add egg mixture to dry ingredients. Mix until blended. The dough should be fairly stiff. If necessary, add a more powdered sugar and cocoa powder until a pudding like consistency is achieved. (The dough should hold shape on the cookie sheet.)
  7. If desired, add chocolate chips to dough; mix until blended.
  8. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper before baking. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes.
  9. Remove cookies from oven. Let sit on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before moving cookies to a wire rack to cool. Makes approximately 2 dozen cookies.
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6 Responses to Gluten Free Chocolate Cookies

  1. I’ve pretty much cut gluten out of my diet in this last month, and have lost so much weight its nuts. I’ll have to try this and see if it solves my sweet craving 🙂

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