This is the recipe to have on hand when you need a major chocolate fix and don’t have the time or patience for brownies. Perfect for PMSing.
My pictures did some kind of funky thing where portions of them are blurred, but in a non-cool way… kind of a foggy look. Not sure exactly what’s up with that. But I think you can still get a decent idea of how amazingly rich and delicious these cookies are.
They are dense, fudgy, over-the-top chocolatey, and have lovely crackly tops that just disintegrate in your mouth. What you don’t notice is that these cookies have a deep, dark secret they are just dying to tell you. Actually it’s me that’s dying to tell you; I’m pretty sure the cookies couldn’t care less. Are you ready? Here it is:
There is no added fat.
Take a minute here to recover from your shock. Which would shock you even more if you had eaten one of these dark beauties, because they taste utterly fantabulous and you would not believe there is any way on earth they could have no fat besides whatever is in the cocoa powder.
And let me insert a warning here. You should only eat these if you really like chocolate. Dark chocolate, that is. This is not a cookie for wimps.
As if these cookies could get any better, they are also impossibly easy. You can whip them up in the time it takes to preheat your oven, if it even takes you that long.
Flourless Fudge Cookies, designed and perfected by King Arthur Flour
- 2 1/4 cups powdered sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup cocoa powder, preferably Dutch-process (dark)
- 3 large egg whites
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease two baking sheets, or line with parchment paper and grease paper.
Stir together all ingredients until smooth. Mixture will be very thick, and a whisk will not work – I recommend a wooden spoon.
Drop dough onto prepared baking sheets in about 1 1/2″ rounds, or use a tablespoon cookie scoop.
Bake for 8 minutes. They should spread, be somewhat shiny, and have faintly crackly tops.
Remove cookies from oven and allow to cool on the pan. After several minutes, you may remove them to a wire rack to finish cooling.