Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Flour-less Dark Chocolate Cookies

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.


Ingredients:

  1. 1 egg white, at room temperature
  2. 90 g dark chocolate, melted
  3. 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  4. 95 g powdered sugar
  5. 1 tsp cornstarch 
  6. a pinch of salt

Method:
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 150 degrees.
  2. Melt the chocolate in the microwave and leave aside to cool.
  3. Place the egg white in a clean, dry bowl and whisk until you have soft peaks. 
  4. Add in half of the sugar and whisk until combined. 
  5. In a separate bowl, sift together the remaining sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch and salt. 
  6. Add the dry mixture to the egg whites and stir gently. 
  7. Add in the melted chocolate and stir until combined. 
  8. The mixture should look like thick cake batter. 
  9. On a prepared baking tray, spoon the mixture, making sure you leave sufficient space between the cookies as they will expand. 
  10. Bake for 25-27 minutes or until the cookies have flatten and expanded a bit. The top should be cracked and dry to touch.