Friday, February 24, 2012
CHOCOLATE ALMOND COOKIES
CHOCOLATE ALMOND COOKIES! LOW CHOLESTEROL, TOO!
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!!)