Raspberries were on sale here. For some reason, when I eat raspberries, I need some chocolate to go with them. I couldn’t decide between cookies and brownies, so I made these Flourless Fudge Cookies. They are light and crisp at the edges, like meringue cookies. The centers are rich and fudgy like a brownie. And at 68 calories each, these cookies are lighter than most cookies. They also don’t take much time at all to make. I whipped these up while the oven was preheating, and they were ready when it was ready.
*Some people have found that they have better luck with 3 egg whites and other people have found that the recipe works better as written. You may want to start with 3 egg whites, and add the 4th egg white if needed.*
- 3 c. powdered sugar
- 3/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 4 large egg whites
- 1 T. pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 c. semisweet mini chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Line two baking sheets with silicone baking mats. Spray mats with nonstick cooking spray. You can also line with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar with cocoa powder and salt.
- Stir in the vanilla and egg whites.
- Whisk just until the batter is moistened.
- Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Scoop the batter by the tablespoonful onto the baking sheets. Leave enough space between each cookie for them to spread (about 2 ½ ” of space between each cookie).
- Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the tops are glossy and lightly cracked.
- Let the cookies cool completely on the baking sheet, and store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Adapted from chocolateandcarrots.com