Do you ever make things because they are all over the net? I don’t normally follow trends maybe because I can’t seem to get myself in gear and buy the ingredients I don’t have in the pantry but I don’t think so. I’ve never been a trendy person.
I’m someone who’ll buy something classic and know it will be with me forever. At least that’s what I tell myself but yesterday I caved in.
All over Pinterest I saw these flourless chocolate cookies and I’d just made ice cream for John and Rob. (I needed to make ice cream to use up the fresh strawberries that were nearing the end of their life – so need is probably suspect.) I had 5 egg whites just sitting there going begging and all I had to add was icing (confectioner’s) sugar and cocoa and chocolate chips.
Alas, all I had was white chocolate chips so that’s what we ended up with. The verdict? “They’re okay but they should be crunchier,” Rob said. I thought they were just fine but I don’t think they live up to their hype.
There is nothing wrong with them and they couldn’t be easier to make. I think I’d prefer some made with almond or other nut meal to give them some oomph.
Have you tried them? What did you think?
- 3 cups icing sugar (confectioner's sugar) sifted
- ⅔ cup dark cocoa (or any cocoa will do)
- large pinch of salt
- 1 to 1½ cups chocolate chips (semi-sweet or white)
- 4 large egg whites
- 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 180C/350F
- Combine all the dry ingredients in a large bowl, then add the chocolate chips
- Add the egg whites and mix with a spatula until well combined. If they are too runny, add some icing sugar. (I had to add nearly ¼ cup more.)
- Place by double tablespoon on baking paper lined baking tray
- Bake for 14 minutes and see how you like them. These were just a bit crunchy.
Finally, I must say a huge thank you to Charlie Louie, Lorraine, Tania, Claire and Celia. When they found out I had a bit of an issue with the ticker, they sent me a wonderful gift and today Celia sent me some of her fantastic dark chocolate. She’s a marvel with anything in the kitchen but most especially with bread and chocolate. I got some Queensland cane Toads and some chocolate tickets. I’ve already eaten a frog and I’m much better already.
Marjory @ Dinner-Mom says
Well….they look delicious. I’ve got them on my to-do list too!
they do look terrific on a plate!
Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella says
Aww we adore you Maureen and just wanted to let you know 🙂 And I must admit that I do like making things that are all over blogs because I’m curious to try them for myself! A shame these didn’t live up to the hype-they LOOK great!
I need to get more “with it” obviously 🙂
Shema | LifeScoops says
Oh…these cookies look so good. Look at the color!!! Bookmarked 🙂
Lisa the Gourmet Wog says
I’m a ‘classics’ girl too Maureen, fads come and go but classic will always be in fashion 🙂 How lovely are these ladies, glad to hear you’re on the mend xx
Thanks, Lisa. Got a big test coming up on the 24th and hopefully, I’ll get the all-clear and I’ll sign up for a marathon. or not. 🙂
Denise Browning@From Brazil To You says
I am with you, Maureen! I am not a trendy person. I make mainly what I like or think it is good for my family and readers. These chocolate cookies look divine. Good for you that you live too far from me otherwise I’d be knocking on your door.
These look mouthwatering! Sorry they lacked oomp …
Yeah, they aren’t something I’d make if someone special was coming over for a chat. 🙂
Eva Taylor says
Oh my Maureen, I do hope you are OK and that the issues with the ticker are not serious. I will send positive thoughts your way. How nice of those ladies to send the lovely gifts your way, what a thoughtful thing to do.
I made a version of these cookies a while back, they were called meringue cookies and we quite liked them, very chocolatey and chewy which are high on both my and JTs list. Your version turned out beautiful, shiny and rich looking. I’d say winner for sure.
Hope you are better real soon XOXO.
Glamorous Glutton says
These look amazing, it’s such a shame that they don’t live up to the hype. Perhaps a bit of tinkering is required. So sorry I didn’t realise you’d been unwell. I do hope you are feeling a little better. GG
Maybe they do for some, GG. It was just sweet chocolate for me which is good but it wasn’t orgasmic. 🙂
Oh funny, sometimes that something people are so crazy about doesn’t live up to the mark.
But, my teen would love this choclatey goodness, he can eat anything chocolate, your cookies do look really good.
Not sure what problem you had with the ticker, hope it’s all sorted out. Take care.
Barbara | Creative Culinary says
Hmm…didn’t I just do a post about a dish I made that didn’t live up to the hype? I couldn’t even post it is was so not HOLY YUM! at all!
These? Hmm…looking pretty good to me. I would so not turn them down. 🙂
Ticker problems? I hope things are OK! Great looking photos – you have some really nice highlights on the cookies. Sorry to hear they’re a bit of a dud, though. I have to say, all that sugar would give me pause. Are these insanely sweet? I think I might substitute peppermint extract for the vanilla – it wouldn’t cut the sweetness, but might add a little sharpness.
Such a rich, dark, dark chocolate. YUM YUM These look so good I wanted to pick one up from the plate and bite into it.
Best of all recipe looks easy enough even this non-baker will try it. 🙂
Even though cookies aren’t something I eat very often these seems so rich and chocolatey. Perfect to eat with a glass of cold milk or hot coffee.
Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg says
These look rich and decadent. I like that they are flourless. On my list to try.
I saw the photos on Pinterest and had to try for the same reason 🙂
Dedy@Dentist Chef says
I guess this kick’in choco cookies is just perfect for my snacking times…
since it non egg-yolk, i think this could be reduce my guilty feeling….hehehe
Lizzy (Good Things) says
I love your photographs, Maureen, especially the one with the chokky frogs! Hope you are travelling ok and getting lots of rest. Your cookies sound quite nice… perhaps with a glass of low fat milk? Sending hugs. xox
I’m glad to hear you’re feeling a bit better, love. The cookies did LOOK nice, shame they weren’t quite up to scratch. And as Lorraine said, you know we all love you, right? 🙂
They look so glossy!
There is a bit of a gluten free trend on at the moment, so many recipes without flour but I’m so glad I have no gluten intolerance because I use flour in all baking and sometimes the substitutes just aren’t the same…
Hotly Spiced says
I can’t believe you’re baking! You can’t keep a good woman down. What a shame they didn’t live up to the hype because they certainly look rich, decadent and very, very dark. I think almonds would go very well in these. How lovely of Celia to send you some cane toads and golden tickets. She’s so generous with the chocolates she makes. xx
Sorry to hear about the ticker hope you’re feeling better?
I tried to make these blasted things a couple of weeks ago and they spread all over the tray and burned!! Massive fail. Yours look so rich and perfect shame you were disappointed.
Monica @ Gastromony says
Oh Lord have mercy… These look so fudgy… I have been meaning to try a recipe using chick peas but haven’t been too game. This seems so much better to me 😀 Hope you’re feeling better. Sending you virtual chocolates! 🙂
Cass @foodmyfriend says
Printed for my lovely gluten free friends! They look so damn chocolatey. I want them!
The dark cocoa makes them beautiful 🙂
Claire @ Claire K Creations says
You are very welcome Maureen. I hope you enjoy it! That’s disappointing that these weren’t as good as promised. They sure look good! Have you shared your ice-cream recipe before? I hear so much talk of it I’d love to give it a go.
ps love that you ‘had to’ make ice-cream to save the strawberries!
Amy (Savory Moments) says
I haven’t tried making flourless cookies yet, but these ones do look very chocolaty and yummy!
I had to make them after seeing 10 pins for them one after another. 🙂
InTolerant Chef says
I hope you’re on the mend Maureen, and it’s lovely to have such nice friends looking out for you!
The biscuits certainly look stunning even if they’re not the best, but I bet my teenager would love all that sugar 🙂
That’s what they are – sugar. I’m coming along.
Working a bit less 🙂
They look absolutely amazing!!!
They look horribly sweet and chocolatey YUM!
…but I like a crunchy cookie… I would love to see your revision… I now you want to make them again, and improve them for us 🙂
yes, ma’am 🙂
They look *incredibly* rich and dark… due to the complete absence of flour I guess?! Would love to give these a try – thanks for sharing Maureen!
Nope, I definitely don’t make things just because they are trendy, but if it piques my interest, I will for sure. These look pretty amazing and since they are not crunchy they might be great warm with ice cream on top. These caught my attention because they look delicious and somewhat low carb
It’s made with egg and icing sugar. I doubt that much sugar would be low carb. I like the ice cream on top idea. 🙂
Stephanie - The Dessert Spoon says
I’ve made some cookies similar to these; they were delicious. I added chopped nuts instead of chocolate chips though. I think they would have been blandly sweet without the nuts.
yes! your comment says it all. 🙂
Joanne T Ferguson says
G’day! First of all Maureen, glad the chockies made you feel better and good luck re the 24th too!
Your cookies look so decadent, I want to “reach out and grab one” today too! 🙂
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
I haven’t tried flourless chocolate cookies yet – they certainly look rich and chocolatey!
suzanne Perazzini says
I tried these today but didn’t realise I didn’t have enough icing sugar so added some gluten-free flour and then it was too dry so added another egg. They were okay but didn’t exactly get the thumbs-up from the family. Back to the drawing board. I will get some more icing sugar.
Helene D'souza says
nah I am a trendsetter =D so I don’t follow trends. I haven’t seen chocolate flour less cookies in pinterest, must have missed that. lol Maureen they look fantastic, I ll show them to my husband later on, so he can decide if he wants some soon.
A problem with the ticker??? I hope you are okay! And if anything, chocolate heals all, especially the heart! These cookies are outrageous and seeing the ingredients and how they are made I can tell they are really good. Bookmarked! Now take care of yourself!
Jodee Weiland says
These cookies look absolutely delicious and flourless makes it even better. Love this idea!
Kim | a little lunch says
Maureen, “seeing” isn’t always believing and I appreciate your honest review. Classic is classic… trends are trends.
They certainly look great! I don’t know about the texture… maybe adding some nuts would add the texture we desire. I certainly wouldn’t give these back. 🙂 Yum.. yum.. right into my tum-tum!
The Café Sucre Farine says
I do love these cookies Maureen, they are so indulgent and yet decently healthy compared to many other chocolate cookie recipes. Glad you’re feeling better!
Iron Chef Shellie says
I must not be paying much attention when I’m on pinterest cos I haven’t seen these before. I love how dark and mysterious they look though
Bam's Kitchen says
Sending some positive thoughts your way and hoping your ticker is working much better today. Take some time for your self and take care. Hugs coming your way.
I also saw thee cookies all over pinterest and glad you gave the recipe a spin so I would know the truth on to try it or not. Take Care, BAM
Hester @ Alchemy in the Kitchen says
Damning with faint praise, Maureen:) They look delicious but I get the feeling you weren’t overwhelmed. Would be interested to try your possible nutty versions tho.
WOW! Your pictures of these cookies SCREAM chocolate! These look like they would just melt in your mouth. I’ve got to try them!
they were definitely dark and chocolatey. 🙂
Karen (Back Road Journal) says
They look so good but looks can sometimes be deceiving. Hope your tests go well and you will be feeling back to normal soon. It is lovely that you have such thoughtful friends nearby that are giving you support.
These cookies look over the top delicious-sometimes they are not what they seem. Darn, at least I know before it jumps out at me on Pinterest. Looks like the recipe may need some tweaking to give it “oomph”
Marie | FeelingFoodish says
Hi Maureen! I hope you’re feeling better!! The cookies look fabulous but I’m with you in that I’d probably love the addition of a nut flour.
Julia | JuliasAlbum.com says
Gorgeous flourless cookies! Nuts would probably make them only better. I need to make them too!
Barbara Bamber | justasmidgen says
They look perfectly yummy to me! I know what you mean though.. sometimes I’m so relieved I don’t have to bake gluten-free, I kinda think the real thing tastes so much better:)
Raymund Macaalay says
Ohh my that looks amazingly delicious, rich chocolate!!!!
I hope you are having so much fun!! And these – I love them!!
Barbara @ Barbara Bakes says
I haven’t tried them but they look divine. I’m so glad the chocolate helped the ticker!
Norma Chang says
Sending good wishes your way and hope you are feeling a whole lot better. Cookies do look yummy though, guess looks can be deceiving.
Kari @ bite-sized thoughts says
I’m hopeless with trends too – if I get to them, it’s usually about a year late! I’m going to try hard to get to making these though 🙂
I’m the opposite I try to jump on trends and buy all these ingredients then forget to use them… lol gosh i’m hopeless 🙁
But these flourless chocolate cookies look awesome and I never would’ve known that they were flourless!
And the chocolate ticket is super cute!
I caved, too, and have made these a couple of times. Mine never looked as gorgeous as yours…WOW!
Dear Maureen, I am not trendy either. I never seem to be in touch with the moment!!
These would be gone in a NY minute!!
I hope you are feeling better.
Blessings dear. Catherine xo
Dear Maureen, I am not sure if my comment took; so I am commenting again.
I said these cookies would be gone in a NY minute!! and that I am not a trendy person either. I am usually not in the know as to what is in or out.
I hope you are feeling better and you are in my prayers.
Blessings dear. Catherine xo
I usually do not follow the trend, just make what I like…this cookies are really calling my attention…the intense dark color of the chocolate looks great Maureen.
Have a great week 😀
i used to follow all the trends until i ended up with copious amounts of things ill never use again! these look nice but i still love my flour based cookies for texture!
Oh these little cookies have my name written all over them…chocoholic here 🙂
Kitchen Belleicious says
i mean that first picture just jumps right off the page! they are so dark and chocolatey and looks so rich and chewy! I love them
Mary Frances says
Well you may want to perfect the cookie recipe but these look amazing!!! And that little chocolate toad looks too cute to eat – but not really. 🙂
Jocelyn @ BruCrew Life says
Mmmmm, these cookies look fabulous!! They don’t even look like they are missing the flour!
Judy @Savoring Today says
I’ve been a little out of the loop with recent travel, so sorry to hear you are not feeling up to your usual spunky self. Glad to hear you’ve got some folks close that have perked up your spirits with chocolate — works for me. Praying your days ahead are those of refreshed healing. (hugs)
Thanks so much Judy
Hey Maureen, I know what you mean. I don’t either but how can one you resist these beauties?! 🙂 I think I baked similar ones awhile back for Passover. They were gooey coming right out of the oven before being set. I loved that consistency.
I haven’t tried them yet, BUT I must! I just made a chocolatey cookie for hubby, and kinda fell in live with them too:-) Chocolate cookies rock! Hugs, Terra
Krissie - Pearls of Style says
The rich dark colour of these caught my eye! They look delicious Maureen. And flourless cookies is something I’ve never tried.
Kathie Stuhlbarg says
I was a bit skeptical of making a flourless cookie
as I have always used flour!
These cookies are FABULOUS and they taste just like a yummy rich brownie.
You will not be disappointed at all!!!
I’m so glad you liked them. I did too!