Sin-Free Chocolate Chews

"Utterly flourless, simply gluten-free, almost fat-free, and absolutely delicious. The egg whites give these cookies a lovely chewy texture, and cocoa powder packs a serious punch. From the King Arthur Flour web site, slightly modified."
photo by Emily Elizabeth photo by Emily Elizabeth
photo by Emily Elizabeth
photo by Emily Elizabeth photo by Emily Elizabeth
photo by Emily Elizabeth photo by Emily Elizabeth
photo by Emily Elizabeth photo by Emily Elizabeth
Ready In:
3hrs 27mins




  • Whisk together the sugar, salt, and cocoa.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, stir together the egg whites and vanilla.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the egg whites, and mix at low speed of an electric mixer for 2 minutes. The batter will seem dry at first, but will become shiny and smooth as it mixes.
  • Cover the bowl, and refrigerate the batter for 3 hours, or up to overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Grease (or line with parchment paper) two cookie sheets.
  • Gently stir in chocolate chips, if using.
  • Drop by ping-pong-sized balls onto cookie sheets.
  • Bake for 12 minutes, reversing baking sheets (top/bottom) once during cooking.
  • Cool 5 minutes in pans before transferring to wire rack.

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  1. These cookies were a hit a Labor Day cook-out. I searched (at the last minute) for a gluten-free, cholesterol-free dessert to bring to the cook-out to accomodate all dietary restrictions. Thanks GourmetChris for posting this recipe. The cookies were very tasty. They are chewy, but not too chewy and they pack a powerful punch of chocolate. All the women asked for the recipe. I love the fact that they are gluten-free and cholesterol-free!
  2. These are delicious! I have made these multiple times now. I make them a little healthier by omitting the chocolate chips and replacing them with chopped pecans or with just 1 chocolate chip in the center. I have made them without refrigerating the dough and they come out just fine, less chewy right away, but after putting in the fridge and cooling they are great! I let them cool about 7-10 minutes before scraping off the parchment paper (clean spatula every 2-3 cookies). I like to use these when I make I calculated that each cookie was only 1 point with WW and 62 calories (w/o the chocolate chips)!
  3. When I read the ingredients I thought this would turn out like meringues. NOT! They are lovely, chewy cookies, perfect for chocoholics. I wanted to make them as posted for a fair review, but I will try them again experimenting with Splenda for part of the sugar. I'll update my review if it works. Made for PAC Fall '07.



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