Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Gluten free baking... saw this recipe in our newspaper...

and the photo was enticing me to try it out.

We don't have food allergies in our family but we have friends who have children with food allergies to peanuts, soy, wheat, eggs and dairy. The recipe is called Chewy Flourless Chocolate Cookies, it is gluten free and dairy free. The cookies have a soft and chewy texture and taste like a brownie.

Chewy Flourless Chocolate Cookies

1¾ cups powdered sugar
½ cup Dutch process cocoa (made with alkali)
2 teaspoons cornstarch
¼ teaspoon salt
2 egg whites
1 cup coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts, toasted

1. Preheat oven to 300F.
2. Mix together sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt. Gradually add egg whites, stirring with a spoon until mixture forms a dough. (Mixture should be thick enough to form into balls; if not add more powdered sugar and cocoa). Add nuts; mix well.
3. Form dough into 15 balls. Place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Bake 16 to 19 minutes, until glossy and crackled. Cool completely. Makes 15 cookies.

Recipe by Tamar Haspel, June 2010.
Nutritional Information
Per cookie: 110 calories, 7g fat, 0mg chol., 1g prot., 16g carbs., 1g fiber, 45mg sodium.

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