Six years ago we put our son on a gluten free diet. It was hard. Gluten free food was scarce and very expensive. I found baking from scratch to be very difficult and very precise. I am not a precise kind of cook...I do heaping and pinches and tweaking kind of cooking. But for our son's sake I persevered and he didn't waste away and gluten free has been good for him and his autism.

Over the last several years things like celiac disease and just general gluten intolerance has become more common. While it is sad that people have such health issues it has also brought about a much more friendly non gluten community with easier access to gf foods. Walmart and Publix both carry gf items and many restaurants offer gluten free menus. (Hello Mellow Mushroom! You've no idea how happy you made one pre-teen boy when you arrived in town with a gf pizza...he ate the whole thing all by himself the first time ;-)

Tons of blogs have popped up all over cyber space and while some recipes may be a little more complex than others there is a wide array of recipes to suit even the most undisciplined of chefs such as myself. When I came across this recipe for flourless chocolate cookies I knew they'd be in our cookie jar soon.

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Oh, boy are they some kind of good. A yummy chocolate flavor that is slightly reminiscent of a meringue but a delicious texture that is both chewy and crunchy...they really are so good.

What you'll need:
3 cups powdered sugar
2/3 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
1/8 tsp salt
2 to 4 large egg whites at room temperature
1 TBS pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Disclaimer: These cookies are more of a batter than a dough...they like plenty of room to spread while baking.


What you’ll do:
Cover your cookie sheet with parchment paper (This is very important…do not skip!)
Mix the first three ingredients together. Add in the vanilla and egg whites starting with just two. Add more if needed to get a thick brownie batter like consistency. Stir in chocolate chips. Use ½ tablespoon to spoon  mixture onto your parchment covered cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees until the tops are glossy and cracked…about 12 to 14 minutes.



These are some seriously good cookies so if you're heading to cookie exchange party or just enjoying holiday hoop la you may want to give them a try. You could place inside a white bakers box and tied with pretty string to make a lovely neighbor or teacher gift.

Sharing the good stuff with Sweet Sharing Monday, This Gal Cooks, Show Me Your Plaid, Melt in Your Mouth Mondays, and   Try a New Recipe Tuesday. Whew, that is a whole lot of cooking going on! Be sure to come back and let me know if you try these!


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  1. I love your disclaimer! Important do not Skip! I have a cookie recipe that is like that also! Thanks for linking up at Show Me Your Plaid Monday's! I pin every post to my Pinterest page for all to see and I tweet and share the featured recipes on Facebook. I hope to see you come back each week!

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  2. Marty - Thank you! I have had to go gluten free and dairy free over the last month or so due to health issues. My house is now totally gluten free. This recipe is just what Jeff and his son need around the holidays! Thanks again! They LOVE their chocolate and their cookies!
    Barb

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    1. I am so happy you will be able to make use of this recipe! It really is good and a nice treat for those who feel like they miss out on eating "normal" food :-)

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  3. These almost look like brownies!! I'm game to try something new! :)

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    1. Doesn't chocolate always look inviting? Come on over...I just made a batch yesterday ;-)

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