Gluten Free Chocolate Cookies

My mom, known to you all as “Nana”, has finally emerged from behind the sewing machine to return to the kitchen! Today she shares a yummy gluten-free chocolate  cookie recipe…

gluten free chocolate cookies

The last couple of months have been spent sewing bolts of white & blue satin into dresses & vests to be worn at our granddaughter’s wedding last week.

Not a lot of time was spent baking! We keep a “stash” of homemade soup & desserts in the freezer – frozen in individual containers for busy times like this.

This frozen “stash”,  along with our “stash” of home-grown veggies, became our meals for the last few weeks.

Needless to say, our stash had dwindled down to the less than desirable variety and since Papa needed something packed everyday in his lunch – he suggested we take an afternoon and build up our “stash” of cookies in the freezer.

I couldn’t complain since we seamstresses also needed nourishment with our afternoon tea break.

I pulled out our “stash” of recipes collected from magazines this winter. Each of us picked a new recipe to try.

This recipe caught my eye because it was chocolate (of course) and flour-less. You have to work to get the egg white mixed into the other ingredients, but do not beat the whites first, just keep stirring & pressing.

The cookies are crisp on the outside and very chewy in the center with a rich chocolate flavor! They add a nice variety to our cookie “stash!”

Chewy Flour-less Chocolate Cookies (gluten-free)

1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
2 tsp cornstarch
1/4 tsp salt
2 egg whites
1 cup coarsley chopped pecans or walnuts, toasted

Preheat oven to 300 F.

Mix together sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, & 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.

Form dough into 15 balls. Place on greased baking sheet. Bake 16-19 minutes, until glossy and crackled. Remove from pan. Cool completely

Yield: 15 cookies
per cookie: 110 calories, 7 g. fat, 0mg chol.,1 g prot.,16 g carbs., 1 g fiber.,45 mg sodium.

Happy “stashing!’

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