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Flourless Chocolate Cookies (6 Ingredients)

Simple Flourless Chocolate Cookies are naturally gluten free cookies that satisfy cravings for chocolate and chocolate chip cookies! They’re so easy to make with just 6 ingredients and with no special baking equipment required!

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If it’s been a long day and you’re in a pinch for a sweet treat, this Flourless Chocolate Cookie recipe won’t let you down. These cookies are gluten-free and can be on the table in a flash. Even better, you’ll probably have these 6 ingredients ready to go in your kitchen at any given time. 

There are a lot of gluten-free cookie recipes floating around out there, but this one has to be one of my favorites. I love the melt-in-your-mouth texture and the fact that I can whip up a batch with very little effort. 

You’ll want to bookmark this Flourless Chocolate Cookie Recipe. It’s going to be a family favorite!

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What You Need To Know About This Flourless Cookie Recipe:

This recipe makes chewy chocolate cookies. The texture is very similar to the corner pieces or edges of brownies; which is why these are sometimes called brownie cookies. 

If you love the chewy corner pieces of brownies, you’ll love these cookies!

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Key Ingredients for Gluten Free Chocolate Cookies

  • Powdered Sugar
  • Cocoa Powder (natural unsweetened or Dutch-processed)
  • Egg Whites
  • Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Fine Sea Salt
  • Chocolate Chips

This may make me sound a bit like Ina, but you want to use good quality ingredients here since there are so few of them. The better quality your ingredients are, the more flavor these cookies will have. This is the time to use the good chocolate and the good vanilla!

ingredients for flourless chocolate cookies in individual bowls


Equipment Needed to Make Homemade Cookies

  • Parchment paper
  • Sifter
  • Large mixing bowl 
  • Whisk
  • OXO medium scoop
  • 2 baking sheets
  • Cooling rack

A stack of 5 flourless chocolate cookies garnished with chocolate chips scattered around

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How to Make Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies

Step 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line 2-4 rimmed half sheet pans with parchment paper.

Step 2. Sift the powdered sugar and cocoa powder into a large bowl and whisk to combine.

Step 3. Stir in the egg whites, vanilla extract, and salt. Mix until all the sugar/cocoa is moistened. Then stir in the chocolate chips.

Step 4. Use an OXO medium scoop (1 1/2 tablespoons) to scoop the cookie batter onto 2 of the prepared baking sheets, leaving plenty of room between cookies for spreading. I recommend no more than 8 cookies per baking sheet.

Step 5. Bake the cookies on the center and lower rack for about 14 minutes, rotating halfway through. The cookies are done when the tops are glossy and crackly and the edges are set.

Step 6. Cool the cookies completely on the baking pans on a wire rack. Store the cookies in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

process shots for flourless chocolate cookies


Tips for Making Flourless Cookies

  • Don’t have a scoop to drop the batter on the baking sheet? No problem! Simply measure out each cookie dough ball to be 1 1/2 tablespoons.
  • Start with 3 egg whites and if the batter is too thick, add a 4th egg white. The “cookie dough” should be on the thin side and resemble brownie batter.
  • If you have to reuse your baking pans, cool them completely before using them again. You can do this quickly by sticking them in the refrigerator.

batter for flourless chocolate cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet ready to be baked


Other Recipes for Gluten-Free Cookies To Try

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A stack of 5 flourless chocolate cookies garnished with chocolate chips scattered around

Flourless Chocolate Cookies

Yield: 20 Cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 24 minutes

Simple Flourless Chocolate Cookies are naturally gluten free cookies that satisfy cravings for chocolate and chocolate chip cookies! They’re so easy to make with just 6 ingredients and with no special baking equipment required!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder (natural unsweetened or Dutch-processed)
  • 3 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line 2-4 rimmed half sheet pans with parchment paper.
  2. Sift the powdered sugar and cocoa powder into a large bowl and whisk to combine.
  3. Stir in the egg whites, vanilla extract, and salt. Mix until all the sugar/cocoa is moistened. Then stir in the chocolate chips.
  4. Use an OXO medium scoop (1 1/2 tablespoons) to scoop the cookie batter onto 2 of the prepared baking sheets, leaving plenty of room between cookies for spreading. I recommend no more than 8 cookies per baking sheet.
  5. Bake the cookies on the center and lower rack for about 14 minutes, rotating halfway through. The cookies are done when the tops are glossy and crackly and the edges are set.
  6. Cool the cookies completely on the baking pans on a wire rack.
  7. Store the cookies in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Notes

  1. Start with 3 egg whites and if the batter is too thick, add a 4th egg white. The "cookie dough" should be on the thin side and resemble brownie batter.
  2. If you have to reuse your baking pans, cool them completely before using again. You can do this quickly by sticking them in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 121

Nutrition Facts are estimated and aren't always accurate. Please consult a doctor or nutritionist if you have special dietary needs. Calories are for one cookie in a batch of 20.

 

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Melina Chan

Sunday 1st of August 2021

Does it work using an alternative sweetener Eg Erythritol powdered?

Maureen

Sunday 24th of January 2021

Everyone in family love these I made them last night gave my mom the chocolateaholic a batch she ate them in two days. My problem I did not listen pulled them out of oven waited a few minutes and used a spatula to take them off of tray. When they fell apart I waited next batch to totally cool and a lot better.

Shay

Monday 25th of January 2021

Thanks for the feedback, Maureen! I'm so glad you all loved them!

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