Written by Chris –
Baking cookies is a wonderful holiday tradition. Each year my kids and I bake several recipes to give to family, friends and teachers to show our appreciation. It’s a fun activity to do as a family and the recipients are always so appreciative. We’ve added a new cookie to our “Holiday Favorites” list this year!
These chocolate gluten-free cookies are rich and chewy and ridiculously easy to make, with only a handful of ingredients! The texture is similar to that of meringue cookies or French macarons, yet the centers are chewy and fudgy like brownies. Even better, they are quick to make and no mixer is required (perfect for kids to make)!
Ingredients for 3 dozen cookies:
- Parchment paper
- 3 cups powdered sugar, plus more for dusting
- 3/4 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa
- 1 teaspoon NESCAFÉ TASTER’S CHOICE House Blend 100% Pure Instant Coffee Granules or 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 to 1 ½ cups NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Dark Chocolate or Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
- 4 large egg whites, at room temperature, lightly beaten
- 1 teaspoon gluten free vanilla extract
PREHEAT oven to 325° F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
COMBINE powdered sugar, baking cocoa, coffee granules and salt in large bowl; stir in morsels. Add egg whites and vanilla extract; stir until combined. The mixture should look a little like brownie batter.
DROP by level tablespoon 2 inches apart onto prepared baking sheets. If you want fluffier cookies, after you scoop the dough, place the baking sheet in the refrigerator for 5 minutes (this is completely optional).
BAKE for 13 to 15 minutes or until tops are cracked and shiny and edges are firm. Place baking sheet on wire rack and allow cookies to cool completely. Gently peel cookies off of parchment paper with your hands (I find it’s easiest this way) or a spatula.
DUST with additional powdered sugar before serving, if desired. Cookies hold well for 3 days if kept in an airtight container. They can also be frozen for up to 3 months.
Cook’s Tip: for Chocolate Fudge Coconut Crinkle Cookies, eliminate instant coffee and stir in 3/4 cup shredded sweetened coconut with the morsels.
If you are participating in a cookie exchange and looking for stress-free solutions, be sure to check out this article on Meals.com .
Happy Holidays from our kitchens to yours!
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