12-16-2013 First Posted
Flourless dense, dark, chocolate chewy cookies, perfect for the holidays.
WARNING: Bake these on parchment or on a silpat. Or use the resulting crumbled mess for pie crusts.
1/2 cup softened butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
1/2 cup dutched cocoa powder
1/2 cup white chocolate chips and more for topping
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips and more for topping
1/4 cup almond meal (may be omitted, but they spread pretty far without it)
Preheat oven to 350ºF. 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.
These spread a lot so drop onto sheet in small balls.
Bake for about 10-15 minutes or until they look done. I added more chips while still hot as accents. These are delicious warm and chewy.
Remove from oven and leave to cool for three minutes. Use a flat metal scraper to remove from cookie sheet--unless you used parcement or silpat. That is just a wonderful invention.