Thursday, July 9, 2009

How do you like your cookies?

With flour or flourless?

Well, I gave it a try. I can see if you have no choice to avoid flour in your diet because of Celiac's disease. These cookies remind me of those chocolate meringue kisses you can buy. If you are on Weight Watcher's, these cookies have no fat and are only 2 points a piece. They are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. I am glad these only made 16....

Don't get me wrong! These cookies were tasty and delicious but I felt the lacked the substance you get from flour. So since my digestive system allows me to eat flour....I will make/eat my cookies with flour!

Those of you who need a flourless cookie recipe, HERE YOU GO....have at it!

Flourless Fudge Cookies
from King Arthur's Flour/Baker's Banter

2 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon espresso powder, optional but good
1 cup cocoa powder, Dutch-process preferred
3 large egg whites
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1) Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease two baking sheets. Or line with parchment, and grease the parchment.

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 about the size of ping pong balls, about 1 1/2"; a tablespoon cookie scoop works well here.

4) Bake the cookies for 8 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.

Baker's Banter Notes: You can add up to 2 cups of chocolate chips or diced walnuts to the batter. You'll lose the cookies' "no added fat" attribute, but make some very tasty cookies. With 2 cups of add-ins, you'll make about 24 large cookies, or 48 smaller cookies. Note: For larger cookies with add-ins, increase the baking time by 2 minutes, to a total of 10 minutes.


Donna-FFW said...

These sound so simple and look so gooey that I just have to try them.

Jennifer said...

Wow so simple yet rich in chocolate it loks! thanks for this ive never made a cookie like that!

Deborah said...

I, too can eat flour, but I'm intrigued by these. Something different to change it up!

Indigo said...

Oooh, I'm a bit obsessed with flourless baking at the moment since my mum's best friend can't eat gluten and never gets any cake/cookies at their meetings and so on - saddest story in the world? I think so. I will always volunteer to make desserts for the needy! The texture of these is so interesting, I think I might try it!

Olive Dugan said...

My gosh, I have to try to make those. O_O
They look so delicious!
And I'm glad they're only two points each! Thanks so much for the share! <3

Afsaneh said...

Thanks so much for this recipe! I was looking for some sweetes without the guilt, and I found your blog. So, I made them! really tasty and yummy. However I didn't have baking sheet by hand, so I used aluminum foil... wow big mistake! will try again though.