Flourless Fudge Cookies (Gluten-Free, Fat-Free)

Looking for a dessert recipe to wow your family with for the upcoming holiday?  Look no further!  These cookies are SURE to be a crowd pleaser, for chocolate lovers and non chocolate lovers alike!


Flourless Fudge Cookies

  • Servings: 15
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Recipe Courtesy: King Arthur Flour


2 1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon espresso powder (Optional; Use 1 1/2 – 2 teaspoons Instant Coffee as an alternative)
3/4 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder
1/4 cup 100% Cacao powder
3 large egg whites (You can use a substitute of a carton egg white, equivalency should be on the carton)
2 teaspoons gluten-free vanilla extract
1 Cup Chocolate Chips (Optional, Adds fat to recipe)
1 Cup Chopped Walnuts (Optional, Adds Fat to Recipe)


1)  Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease two baking sheets. Or line with parchment, and grease the parchment.


2)  Mix two cocoa powders, confections’ sugar and salt well.

3)  Add egg whites, vanilla, and espresso powder. Mix well.

NPKAFFudge54)  Add in chocolate chips and walnuts. Mix well.

5)  Spoon about tablespoon drops of batter onto greasing baking sheet or parchment paper

6)  Bake the cookies for 8 minutes; they should spread, become somewhat shiny, and develop faintly crackly tops.
7) Remove the cookies from the oven, and allow them to cool right on the pan.

I recommend using liquid egg whites instead of the whites of whole eggs because you are likely to need more than 3 egg whites if you do not have “true” large eggs.  When I first made this recipe I used the whites from 3 extra large eggs and I needed to add the whites from another egg to get the proper consistency, which left me with 4 egg yolks.  You will know if you need another egg white(s) if the batter is very thick and still has a bit of cocoa powder visible.  You can see the proper consistency in the photos.

This recipe tastes great with or without the chocolate chips and walnuts, however, the chips and walnuts are a great addition! Likewise, the espresso powder/instant coffee really brings out the chocolate flavor and makes the cookies even more decadent!  I would not recommend these cookies to someone who is diabetic or pre-diabetic.

Have you tried this recipe?  How did you like it?

Thank you for reading!


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