Flourless Fudge Cookies

These flourless cookies are very low fat (not low calorie). If you use gluten free vanilla, then you can share these with friends who are not allowed to eat gluten.

2 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup cocoa powder
3 large egg whites
2 teaspoons vanilla extract


1) Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease two baking sheets. Or line with parchment, and grease the parchment.

2) Stir together all of the ingredients till smooth. Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl, and stir again till smooth.

3) Drop the soft, batter-like dough onto the prepared baking sheets in 1 1/2" circles; a tablespoon cookie scoop works well here.

4) Bake the cookies for 8 minutes; they should spread, become somewhat shiny, and develop faintly crackly tops.

5) Remove the cookies from the oven, and allow them to cool right on the pan.

6) Yield: 16 large (3") cookies.

Note: You can add up to 2 cups of chocolate chips to the recipe, but they will lose the "no fat" status. Increase cooking time by 2 minutes if you add the chips.

Recipe adapted from King Arthur Flour