Basin Harbor Club and Resort Lake Champlain, Vermont

12 Days of Cookies: Day 5

Posted on December 16, 2013

 

12 Days of Cookies

 

DAY FIVE
Flourless Chocolate Cookies

 

We always feel so decadent eating flourless chocolate cake. Well now, you can share the experience with your cookie swap! Dark, dense…..oh heavenly with a cup of dark roast coffee. Invite a friend over and have a few of these cookies to celebrate you!

1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
3 large egg whites (room temperature)
2 cups confectioners sugar (10X) plus 2TBSP for rolling (sifting will elimate all lumps)
½ cup good cocoa powder
1 TBSP cornstarch
¼ tsp salt

Preheat over to 350*F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
Melt 1 cup of the chocolate chips. Cool slightly, enough to be able to handle. Using a mixer (hand or stand), beat egg whites to soft peaks. Gradually beat in 1 cup 10X sugar. Continue beating until thick and creamy.
Whisk or sift 1 cup of 10X sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt in a separate bowl. On low, beat dry ingredients into the meringue mixture. Mix lukewarm melted chocolate and ½ cup chocolate chips into mixture. Dough will be quite thick. Roll dough into 1″ balls and roll in the extra 10X sugar, to coat. Space 2 inches apart on baking sheet.

Bake 15 mins until puffed and tops have cracked. Cool cookies on sheets, on baking racks for 10 minutes.

day 5 cookie

day 5 cookie