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chocolate puddle cookies

a recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

Came across this recipe in my mailbox this morning and it looked so scrumptious I just had to copy it and share it. The incredible thing about this cookie is that it requires no flour! Recipe & photo:

serves Makes 18 large cookies
prep time 20 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For chocolate puddle cookies

  • 3 c
    walnut halves, toasted & cooled
  • 4 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1/2 c
    plus 3 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    fine grain sea salt
  • 4 lg
    egg whites, room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp
    pure vanilla extract

How To Make chocolate puddle cookies

  • 1
    Chop the cooled walnuts and set aside. In a large bowl, combine the powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and sea salt. Stir in the walnuts.
  • 2
    Add egg whites and vanilla. Stir until well combined.
  • 3
    Spoon the batter onto baking sheets covered with parchment paper, in mounds of about 2 Tbsp. each with PLENTY of room between cookies. They will expand a lot. There should be no more than 6 cookies on each baking sheet.
  • 4
    Place cookie sheets on oven racks in the top and bottom third of the oven, at 325 degrees. Bake until they puff up, about 12 - 15 minutes. The tops should be glossy and slightly cracked.