Thursday, September 11, 2014

Flourless Dark Chocolate Brownie Cookies

In the mood for something extra chocolaty and gooey inside and crispy on the edges...and super easy to make with no special flours to buy?  If your answer is yes, you have come to the right blog site!  These Flourless Dark Chocolate Brownie Cookies, made with Special Dark cacao powder and semi-sweet and dark chocolate chips are such a treat.  I love making flourless desserts, and this recipe is an easy one to put together (I love easy  almost as much as I love chocolate!).

Flourless Dark Chocolate Brownie Cookies
I used Hershey's Special Dark 100% cacao for this recipe, and it really made these cookies rich and tasty (and pretty dark looking), but I have used regular cocoa powder too and they were really good.  I really love dark chocolate, but if dark chocolate is not your thing, go ahead and make these Flourless Dark Choclate Brownie Cookies to your liking (although, I guess you would have to drop the word "dark" in the title if you made them with regular cocoa powder.  That's okay, because whatever you name them, they are delicious).

It has been super hot here, and it is hard for me to turn on that oven and add to the heat in the house, but these cookies were worth it!  I put the batter in the fridge for awhile before baking them since it is so hot and I didn't want them to spread too much.  Let me know in the comments below if you give them a try, okay?  Now turn on your air conditioner and get to baking!

From:  Goodies Gone Gluten Free
Adapted from: Yammies Gluten Freedom
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1/2 cup softened butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup Special Dark baking powder (or regular baking powder)
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup dark or bittersweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup pecans (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix together the butter and sugars.  Add the egg and vanilla and mix until combined.  Mix together the soda, salt, and cocoa and add to the wet ingredients, mixing until combined.  Stir in the chocolate chips and nuts.  Refrigerate for 30 - 60 minutes.  Use a cookie scoop or roll into balls and bake for about 10 minutes.