Flourless Butterless Dark Chocolate Cookies
Recipe created by François Payard
Deep, dark chocolate cookies with walnuts. (I USED ALMONDS)
* 3/4 cup cocoa powder (dutch process)
* 2 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
* Salt (pinch)
* 2 cups walnuts , roughly chopped (I USED ALMONDS)
* 1 tablespoon vanilla
* 4 egg whites
Preheat the oven to 350°.
Place the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix on low speed for 1 minute with a paddle.
In another bowl, combine the vanilla and egg whites. With the mixer running, slowly add the whites and mix for 2 minutes on medium speed. Then fold in chopped walnuts.
With a 1.5 or 2 Tbls scooper (or large tablespoon), scoop cookie dough and place onto parchment paper lined pan. Make sure to space the cookies about 3 inches apart (cookies will spread while baking).
Lower the oven temperature to 320° and bake for 14 minutes or until small thin cracks appear on the surface of the cookies. Cool on a wire rack and store in an airtight container. (I THINK I FORGOT TO LOWER THE TEMP LOL BUT THEY WERE STILL GREAT!!)