I know I talk a lot about chocolate, but I just need it. Some days more than others, but I need at least a little every single day. I have been craving chocolate more than usual these past few days and if you are having a fairly hardcore chocolate craving you have to go with a flourless creation. Without flour to hold them back, these cookies use cocoa to hold them together, resulting in a truly pure chocolate experience. I do add white chocolate chips (not real chocolate) but honestly they work really well in this recipe. I must say I have never added as much cocoa to a recipe as I did to this one. It really does hold the dough together and results in a more bittersweet chocolate flavour, which I love. The dough also keeps very well in the fridge and takes literally 10 minutes tops to throw together. Amazing.
Flourless chocolate brownie cookies (adapted from Yammie’s Gluten Freedom)
1/2 cup softened butter (c.100 grams)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
The best part of this recipe is how insanely simple it is. Preheat oven to 180 C / 350 F. Do your usual thing of creaming the butter and sugars, and then add the egg and vanilla and mix until combined. Toss in the baking soda and salt, and then fold all the cocoa in gently. It is a lot of cocoa for sure. Add in the chocolate chips and put in the fridge if desired (I always do) or if you’re not baking till the next day. When ready to bake, put on a parchment lined sheet and bake for about 10 minutes. it’s hard to tell when they’re done because they are so chocolatey, but if they still look soft, you may as well take them out and check because it’s better for them to be soft and harden up later.
So. Much. Cocoa.
These are definitely just like a brownie in cookie form, and there is nothing wrong with that. I’ve made flourless chocolate cookies before, but nothing like this. These were gooey with a fantastic texture, a bit of crunch on the outside, and a surprisingly nice hit of sweetness from the white chocolate contrasted with the richness of the cocoa. Absolutely could use one of them right now.
One year ago: Healthy guacamole and roasted vegetable salad (to go to a totally different healthy note…)