I am not much of a cookie person. I've always preferred a nice big slice of cake. But when I discovered these discs of joy, I couldn't not make them. These are the perfect cookies..crisp on the outside..soft and chewy in the centre..a rich dark chocolate flavour. I seriously died and went to heaven. These are great for days when you want a little treat but don't want to go through the trouble of making a cake. I promise, it will take you no time to whip these up. I wouldn't say these cookies are healthy, but they are definitely better than regular cookies. Believe it or not, they are flour-less, butter-less, and use less sugar than most cookies. This recipe makes about 10-12 small cookies.
- 1 egg white, at room temperature
- 90 g dark chocolate, melted
- 3 tbsp cocoa powder
- 95 g powdered sugar
- 1 tsp cornstarch
- a pinch of salt
- Pre-heat the oven to 150 degrees.
- Melt the chocolate in the microwave and leave aside to cool.
- Place the egg white in a clean, dry bowl and whisk until you have soft peaks.
- Add in half of the sugar and whisk until combined.
- In a separate bowl, sift together the remaining sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch and salt.
- Add the dry mixture to the egg whites and stir gently.
- Add in the melted chocolate and stir until combined.
- The mixture should look like thick cake batter.
- On a prepared baking tray, spoon the mixture, making sure you leave sufficient space between the cookies as they will expand.
- Bake for 25-27 minutes or until the cookies have flatten and expanded a bit. The top should be cracked and dry to touch.