Flourless Dark Chocolate Cookie

(makes 2 dozen or so)

Today I want to share with you my absolutely favourite oozy gooey brownie-esque flourless dark chocolate cookies.  I love them, and so did all of our friends who got these treats in their Christmas goodie bags this past year.  

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (melted) + ½ cup not melted
3 large egg whites (room temperature)
2 cups icing sugar (sifted) + 2TBSP kept separate for rolling
½ cup cocoa powder
1 TBSP cornstarch
¼ tsp fine salt

Preheat over to 350*F.  Spray 2 baking sheet with non-stick spray (or line with parchment…sometimes spray is filled with all sorts of weird things you wouldn't want to eat).  In a glass bowl in the microwave (about 2 mins) or on a double boiler, melt 1 cup of the chocolate chips, stirring until melted.  Cool slightly, enough to be able to handle.

Using a mixer (hand or stand), beat egg whites to soft peaks.  Gradually beat in 1 cup icing sugar. (I was bad and didn't sift it…the cookies still tasted great!)  Continue beating until it resembles marshmallow creme. 

Whisk 1 cup of icing sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt in a separate bowl.  On low, beat dry ingredients into the meringue mixture.

Mix lukewarm melted chocolate and ½ cup chocolate chips into mixture.  Dough will be quite thick.

Roll 1 TBSP dough into balls with your hand (will be sticky!) and roll in the extra couple TBSPs of icing sugar, to coat.  Space 2 inches apart on baking sheet.  

Bake 15 mins until puffed and tops have cracked.  Cool cookies on sheets, on baking racks for 10 minutes (or until completely cooled, if you are forgetful like me).

Eat and enjoy tremendously.  Share with your friends if you want, or hide them away for yourself.
Sorry for the iPhone pictures...but camera battery decided that it didn't want to put out any more energy this week, and, instead, take a nap on the charger for the evening.