Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins
A moist chocolate cookie that reminds me of a flourless chocolate torte. Pictures at: http://mitochondrialdepletionsyndrome.blogspot.com/2012/04/10-calorie-orange-sicle-miracle-cookie.html
- 1 (8 ounce) bag shirataki noodles (zero calories)
- 2 medium egg whites (35 calories)
- 3 tablespoons Dutch-processed cocoa powder (30 calories)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoons honey (stevia or splenda for baking, raw honey-45 calories, stevia version-zero!)
- 1 dash salt
- Made-1 dozen teaspoon sized cookies. 10 calories a cookie!
- 375 for 10 minutes.
- First- open and rinse those noodles!(shirataki also known as miracle noodle picture is of the traditional yam zero calorie which is what we use).
- I rinse them in the strainer with hot water- be prepared, they don't smell good at all! I sprinkle them with a few teaspoons of lemon juice and let them sit a minute, then rinse again in hot water. Let them drain well- water is our enemy in this recipe!
- Next, get out a big frying pan- you don't need any grease or anything the noodles don't tend to burn or brown( and I tried!)and they don't stick(they really are a miracle, huh?). Dump the noodles in the pan and over high heat start cooking them. I stirred mine around a lot-.
- As you stir and they start to dry, they start making a "squeaking" kind of noise as you push them. I kept mine on the heat until they lost translucency(some) and bits and parts seemed a bit "shriveled". Take them off the heat. I know, at this point it doesn't look like much does it? Don't worry if you over cook, it will just mean 1 or 2 less cookies. IF you undercook it just means your cookie dough maybe a little runny, and you may need another teaspoon of coco powder to "thicken" it.
- After they have cooled for a few minutes I put them in my handy mini Ninja food processor. I ran it until it almost looked like a gel-.
- Then I threw in the honey,coco powder, baking powder,salt( I thought about vanilla, but as I said, moisture is the enemy when working with these noodles)and processed it quickly till blended. It seemed a hair on the runny side, so I threw it in the fridge for an hour and hoped for the best-.
- Here is what it looked like after being in the fridge-.
- I covered a cookie sheet with a piece of tin and sprayed with Pam non stick cooking spray.(no idea what would happen and figured if it was a mess the tin was easy clean up!).
- I tried 5 minutes at 375- but the tops were clearly sticky/raw still. So 10 minutes. I was thrilled with what I had created!
- Sara was my brave, brave guinea pig. She topped hers with a touch of sugar free cool whip- I watched her face carefully, mostly to know if I was going to need to duck if she spit it back out- but she declared them a SUCCESS! She said her first thought was it was a lot like the flourless chocolate torte in flavor(these are not very sweet, more of a dark chocolate flavor, you can add splenda or stevia for a sweet tooth!) 3 hours later I broke one a part and they are just as moist as can be.
- Truly a miracle cookie.
Add vanilla and a powdered form of soluble fibre, such as acacia (e.g. Heathers Tummy Fiber), and for added sweetness add powdered erythritol if you don't mind the cooling effect (like that of peppermint), or, if you do mind that, add liquid sweetener AFTER cooking, as many sweeteners become unsweet when cooked. I hope this helps.
I don't think I cooked them quite long enough as they were still gummy - ok tasting but not he best. I later tried heating in the microwave (8sec) and it was very yummy warm. Also ate them with some peanut butter sandwiched between 2 cookies which was delicious
These noodles do brown and burn. I know It just happened not alot of them did because i took it off the heat but they do.