I’m headed out to a “girl’s night” at a friend’s house this evening and everyone is bringing something to nibble on. After listening to the endless list of delicious sounding salads I knew I wanted to bring something sweet. While attempting to keep the desert semi-healthy (who am I kidding, there’s chocolate in it!) I stumbled upon a mouth watering recipe for flourless chocolate chip cookies. Keeping in true fashion, I had to fudge the recipe a little bit (no pun intended). I thoroughly believe that recipes should be like the old game “telephone”, how else are they supposed to evolve?. I swear I just simply cannot follow a recipe. But you know what? These turned out amazing! How do I know? I had to sneak a little nibble before bringing them to the party, of course.
Flourless Cacao + Coconut Cookies
Makes 2 Dozen Cookies
Adapted from Everyday Food
6 Cups of Confectioner’s Sugar
1 ½ Cups of Organic Raw Cacao Powder
1 teaspoon of Sea Salt
½ Cup of Mini Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
2 Cups of Unsweetened Coconut, shredded
8 Large Organic Cage-free Egg Whites, room temperature
Preheat the oven to 325°F and line 4 baking sheets with parchment paper. I only had two baking sheets so I did this in two batches and it worked perfectly fine!
In a large mixing bowl combine the confectioner’s sugar, cacao powder and salt; whisk together. Next add in the chocolate chip and coconut shreds. Finally add in the egg whites and carefully folder them into the mix making sure not to over mix.
Drop 1 tablespoon of batter on to the parchment paper leaving some room in between the cookies as they will spread while baking. If you are making these in two separate batches, set the batter aside. Bake the cookies for about 20 minutes or until the tops of the cookies are dry with a glossy sheen and have begun to crack. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to allow them to fully cool. Repeat the steps with the second batch of batter if necessary.
The last step is optional but a slight sprinkling of confectioner’s sugar on top of the cookies never hurt anyone.