Archive | April, 2014

Chocolate Volcano Cookies (Gluten Free)

I pulled this recipe out of Good Housekeeping magazine this month.  We do not follow a gluten free diet at our house, but one of our favorite babysitters does.  I thought I better try these out and make them the next time she comes over.  They also only have six ingredients, which makes throwing them together so easy.  And to top it off, each cookie only has 135 calories and 4 grams of fat.  Not bad, as far as sweets and cookies are concerned.  But nothing prepared me for how good these would be!  If you love dark chocolate, or any chocolate at all for that matter, you will love these.  They are almost like chocolate meringue.  Light and fluffy, but rich and decadent.  You have to try them, they will not disappoint.  Enjoy!

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Chocolate Volcano Cookies:

1 lb confectioners’ sugar

3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa

1/2 t. salt

4 large egg whites

1 T. vanilla

1 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.  Lightly spray paper with nonstick spray.  In a large bowl, stir powdered sugar, cocoa and salt.  Add egg whites and vanilla.  Stir with a wooden spoon until smooth.  Add chocolate chips.  Stir well.  Set aside for 5 minutes.  Drop by rounded spoonfuls, about a dozen per cookie sheet.  Bake 13-15 minutes, until set and cracked.  Let cool on cookie sheet about 5 minutes.  Carefully transfer to wire rack to cool.

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