Sunday, March 10, 2013

Flourless Rocky Road Cookies

Gooey, yummy and super quick flourless cookies. 
Source: Adapted from Ooey Gooey Rocky Road Cookies of Fifteen Spatulas

Taste: 4 (out of 5)
Difficulty: 1 (out of 5)

Ingredients:
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- pinch of salt (1/8 tsp)
- 2 egg whites
- 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chunks
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds or walnuts, toasted
- 1/2 cup mini marshmallows
Total: 12 giant cookies

Directions:
- Preheat the oven to 350F, and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, the salt and the cocoa powder. Add the egg whites and vanilla and whisk until combined. Stir in the chocolate chunks and the almonds.
- Use a 2 tbsp cookie scoop to portions out small balls of dough onto the parchment paper, spacing them at least 3 inches apart, because the cookies will spread. Then top each cookie with 4-5 marshmallows. Pop into the freezer for 5 minutes to chill slightly to minimize the spreading.
- Bake for 12-13 minutes until the marshmallows are golden brown. Let the cookies cool down on the baking sheet. Best served the same day.

Afterthoughts:
- These cookies are ooey gooey, brownie-like with great Rocky road texture. And the marshmallows on top are melted, roasted, yummy and delicious! The only thing I would change next time is reducing the sugar, quite a lot, maybe I would use 1/2 of the sugar, or at most 2/3. But I don't know what that would do to the texture: after all there is no flour in these cookies, so maybe the sugar is holding them together :-).

4 comments:

Carolyn Jung said...

These look sinful. In the best of ways, of course! ;)

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Pam said...

Ooey gooey works for me and I'd love to try one!

Cassandra Kranz said...

oh my gawd! these cookies look absolutely DELICIOUS! I'll be trying them out this weekend. Can't wait! flourless chocolate cake is great...these cookies may become a new addiction.