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    Flourless Brownie Cookies

    These Flourless Brownie Cookies are absolutely irresistible with their crisp, crackled exteriors and chewy, fudgy centers.I think we all should stop and give ourselves a pat on the back for making it through the strange and turbulent month that was March. It seems we are in for more social distancing this month, and I am ready to comply. The next 30 days will surely have its challenges, but whenever I feel stressed or anxious I like to put on my metaphorical Mr. Spock ears – it’s time to be logical. Or at least try to be as much as possible. With level heads and strong hearts, we can do this!Although I have some flour on hand (and bread recipes are sure to follow) I’m still favoring flourless recipes. I wonder, what are you baking right now? And what ingredients are you having trouble finding? Today I’m sharing this deeply chocolaty cookie recipe that only requires one fresh ingredient: egg whites. (Or, fresh-ish egg whites, the carton of liquid whites I had in the back of my fridge worked perfectly in this recipe!)
    The recipe is adapted from chef François Payard’s famous Chocolate Epiphany cookies. It begins very simply with powdered sugar and cocoa. Egg whites are added in a variable amount – you’ll need about 2, although I used 2 1/2. The amount of cornstarch in powdered sugar varies across brands, which is why you’ll use more or less egg whites.You’ll need the muscle of an electric mixer for this batter, because it will be thick and sticky. Upon completion it should resemble thick brownie batter.
    Dollop batter on your largest parchment-lined cookie sheet, about four inches apart. These cookies will spread as they bake!
    I added coarse pieces of English walnuts to the batter because my favorite brownies also have a hearty amount of walnuts in them. I highly recommend adding a few walnut pieces on top of the unbaked cookie batter, because the nuts toast as they bake.
    If you really want to elevate these cookies, add a sprinkle of coarse or flake sea salt immediately after removing them from the oven. I used the DIY Vanilla Salt I made last Christmas – so, so good!

    My husband, who can be spare with praise, has proclaimed these as his new favorite cookie. I agree that they are exceptional. Their success relies on following the rules of using room temperature egg whites, and resting the batter as directed.

    Flourless Brownie CookiesYields about 131 1/2 cups (170g) powdered sugar6 tablespoons (35g) unsweet cocoa (I used dark cocoa)1/8 teaspoon salt1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons egg white (about 2 to 2 1/2 egg whites) room temperature2 tablespoons vegetable oil2 teaspoons vanilla extract1 cup (95g) coarse walnut pieces, plus more for garnishPreheat the oven to 350◦F. Line two large cookie sheets with parchment paper. Lightly spray paper with cooking spray.In a large bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, cocoa, and salt. Add 1/4 cup egg whites (2 whites) the oil, and the vanilla extract and mix on low speed using an electric mixer. Increase mixer speed to medium as the sugar and cocoa is absorbed into the liquids. The mixture should be very thick. If the mixture looks too dry, beat in additional egg white 1 tablespoon at a time. Add the walnuts and fold together using a rubber spatula. Allow the batter to rest for 15 minutes. The dough should be thick and viscous.Portion mixture well-spaced on the baking sheets using a cookie scoop or by the heaping tablespoon. Dot tops of cookies with additional walnut pieces, if desired. Let the dough rest on the pans 5 minutes.Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the tops are glossy and crackled. Watch them carefully so they don’t over-bake, especially if your oven tends to run hot. Allow the cookies to cool on the pans. When the cookies are completely cooled, gently peel them from the parchment paper. They will be soft and delicate, so do this carefully.Keep cookies in an air-tight container, and they will stay fresh for about 3 days.
    link Flourless Brownie Cookies By Heather Baird Published: Wednesday, April 01, 2020Wednesday, April 01, 2020Flourless Brownie Cookie Recipe LEGGI TUTTO

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    Flourless Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

    These flourless cookies are a quick fix and packed with big peanut butter flavor. They’re soft-baked for your ultimate snacking pleasure!Hello! I hope everyone reading this is doing well and feeling fine. I’m still baking on the practical side, trying to conserve and stretch ingredients, although yesterday’s post might make you think differently. However, the Easter Bunny Cake was created weeks ago when my kitchen life was different. Now it feels like an extravagance to have enough butter to whip up a big batch of buttercream frosting!Until life gets back to normal (and it will!), I’m leaning into easy recipes that rely on fewer ingredients, and that give us happiness and comfort. These cookies fit that description.
    Oatmeal is an ingredient that you can always find in my pantry. It’s a wonderful replacement for flour in this recipe. I used old-fashioned rolled oats, which gives the baked cookies chewy texture. If you only have quick-cooking oats, those will work too, but the cookies will be slightly softer.
    Eggs have been scarce, but this dough uses only uses 1, which I think is a pretty good trade-off for 1 1/2 dozen cookies. I considered halving this recipe, but then thought better of it. 18 cookies disappear pretty fast in my house (especially peanut butter cookies!). But if you’re not keen on baking a whole batch, then the dough freezes beautifully. Freeze half for later and your future self will thank you.
    Portion the cookies using a cookie scoop if you have one, or if you don’t, the amount of dough per cookie is about 4 teaspoons (4 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon). Roll cookies into balls and then flatten with your palm or the bottom of a cup or bowl.

    10 minutes of oven time will yield a soft-baked cookie with set edges and a soft middle. Fresh from the oven they’ll be too soft to transfer to a cooling rack, so allow them to cool on the pan.This is such an easy little weekend bake with big payoff! Keep them in a zip-top bag with the air removed, or in an air-tight container and they’ll last all week.

    Flourless Peanut Butter Oatmeal CookiesYields 18 cookiesIf you’re avoiding gluten, be sure to use oats and baking chips clearly labeled “gluten-free”.1 cup (270g) smooth/creamy peanut butter (shelf-stable)3/4 cup (160g) brown sugar, tightly packed1 large egg1 teaspoon vanilla extract3/4 cup (75g) old-fashioned rolled oats1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon baking powder1/3 cup (55g) semisweet chocolate chips, plus more for garnishPreheat oven to 350◦F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the peanut butter and brown sugar. Mix well on medium speed until creamy. Beat in the egg; mix in the vanilla extract.To the creamed mixture, add the oats, baking soda and baking powder. Beat on low speed until crumbly; mixture will be thick. Use a rubber spatula to fully incorporate the ingredients into the mixture. Fold in 1/3 cup of semisweet chocolate chips.Portion the dough using a cookie scoop (4 teaspoons, or 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon), roll into balls between your palms, and transfer to the prepared cookie sheets. Flatten each cookie with your palm or the bottom of a cup or bowl. Dot tops of cookies with 3-4 additional chocolate chips.Bake for 10 minutes and cool completely on the pans. Transfer cookies to an air-tight container, or a zip-top bag with the air removed.Freeze cookies: After dough is rolled into balls, transfer them on the cookie sheet to the freezer. When the dough is frozen, transfer them to a zip-top bag with the air removed and return to the freezer. Thaw and flatten before baking as directed.
    link Flourless Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies By Heather Baird Published: Saturday, March 28, 2020Saturday, March 28, 2020Flourless Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe LEGGI TUTTO