- 2 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon espresso powder, optional but good
- 1 cup cocoa powder, natural or Dutch-process cocoa
- 3 large egg whites
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups chocolate chips, chopped nuts, and/or chopped dried fruit, optiona
Line cookie sheets with parchment paper and grease them. (Yes, grease the parchment paper!) I used this yummy spray. The recipe says 2 cookie sheets... I ended up needing 3.
In a small bowl, whisk the egg whites and vanilla together.
In a large bowl, whisk/mix with a fork the dry ingredients except the chips/nuts (if using).
Mix the wet into the dry. It's supposed to be "syrupy." But mine was dry dry dry. I ended up adding (one at a time) 2 more egg whites to get anywhere close to syrupy. 1 1/2 might have done it... I'm not sure. One of the commenters says that she found that not-brand-new cocoa powder caused the dry batter. Mine wasn't new, so I don't know. I just know it was a dry sticky mess.
Once it is wet, mix until smooth. Add into the chips and/or nuts.
Using a teaspoon for small cookies or a tablespoon for big cookies, put on the cookie sheets. As you can see... They spread. It's super messy. The positive: the batter is pretty yummy.
Let the cookies test for 30 min. Preheat the oven to 350. After a half hour, cook 7 min for small, 8-10 for large. If you used chips/nuts, they need 10 min. Let cool on the cookie sheet.
Because I had another cookie sheet's worth, I let them cool, then repeated. I didn't let them rest since the batter had been sitting while the first batch rested, cooked, and cooled.
RP Servings: 15
RATING: this is tricky because they are not at all what they were described, which was shiney and crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside. There was no "inside and outside" per se - they are very flat except where the chips are.
So if I'm rating it based on how they were supposed to be, it has to be a 2.
But they're good! It's almost like a flat fudgy brownie. I found myself REALLY wishing I had vanilla ice cream because they would make killer ice cream sandwiches. My husband poured a glass of milk, which he never does.
So I'm giving them a 4, since what matters in the end is how they taste. And I'm heading out to grab some ice cream once the rain stops!
I froze some on a cookie sheet overnight and then put them in a Ziplock. I made an ice cream sandwich to eat while watching the stupid humans on Shark Week... Delicious!