Practically ingredient-free, actually. And fairly time-free, while we’re at it. But definitely not taste-free.
These cookies are based on a recipe I found over at King Arthur Flour. I threw them together in about 3 minutes yesterday and baked them up in 8. Which means that in about 11 minutes you can be biting into these amazing dark chocolate fudge cookies.
And I just realized they are fat-free. And so I had to add that to the post title, too. When was the last time you ate something delicious and realized it was fat free? How often in life does that happen?
I think these cookies are rising fast on the awesomeness meter.
Aaaanywho….. I made these because I was looking for something quick and tasty to feed my starving children who were acting seriously deprived after 1 week of the Gluten-Free-Sugar-Free Family Challenge going on around here. They were feeling pretty sorry for themselves. Particularly the youngest who recently went to a birthday party that turned into an overnight sugar marathon. She declined EVERYTHING sweet, and sat and watched her friends live out her sugar dreams, and refused to indulge. Not because she is dedicated to developing the healthy eating habits I am hoping to encourage around here, but strictly because she is determined to be the last person standing in the Challenge and therefore claim the grand prize. More on that in an upcoming post.
These cookies were a big hit. The batter tastes like chocolate truffle and I had to chase the family away. Mainly so I could eat more myself. The finished cookie has a fudgy interior with an intense chocolate taste. They are flourless, and consist only of 5 ingredients – 4 if you consider that the vanilla is probably optional. Basically, you stir together cocoa powder, sugar, salt, and egg whites. That’s it.
Because our Family Challenge allows only natural sugar, I made these with a combination of coconut sugar and evaporated sugar cane crystals. I didn’t use the confectioner’s sugar called for in the original recipe, and so the batter turned out too dry and needed an additional egg white. And I left out the optional espresso powder because the chocolate flavour was very intense already.
Very easy, very chocolatey, and practically instant. Add these to your cookie repertoire.
Dani’s Flourless Gluten-Free Fat-Free Chocolate Fudge Cookies
1 cup coconut sugar
1 cup natural cane sugar
(I’m sure you can substitute regular sugar)
1 cup cocoa powder
¼ tsp salt
4 egg whites
2 tsp vanilla
1. Mix everything together.
2. Spoon onto a cookie sheet covered with buttered parchment paper. Bake 8 minutes at 350°. Cookies should be chewy.