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Ok, this recipe needed a “do over.”  A huge part of the online bak­ing com­mu­nity is about shar­ing, that’s a large part of why we do this: a shared love of food and cook­ing it.  We all see recipes and foods online or in cook­books that we like and it’s per­fectly fine to go ahead and make them and then to write about your expe­ri­ences.  But, and here’s the point… I saw this recipe for yummy cook­ies on Caroline’s Choco­late & Car­rots blog and thought I’d see how they turned out since I have more than one friend these days who has a reac­tion to flour prod­ucts but still likes a sweet, baked treat.

In my haste yes­ter­day to:

  1. Gather up two dogs to take them to the vet for shots
  2. Wash my car and vac­uum the inside in 105 degrees
  3. Go to the post office, video store, bank, City build­ing, library
  4. Get Star­bucks
  5. See what Hobby Lobby had on sale
  6. Buy lunch
  7. Gro­cery shop for our healthy eat­ing lifestyle change
  8. Go to the gym
  9. Do some work for a client or two (need money from time to time…LOL)
  10. Remove the cov­ers from both air con­di­tioner con­densers to clean them and help Hubby(and about destroy both in the process),

I hit the “pub­lish” but­ton on my Word­Press post instead of “save draft” which inad­ver­tently posted a half baked arti­cle which didn’t give any credit to Car­o­line and her recipe at all.  Luck­ily for me, she was very under­stand­ing and polite about it… Sorry Caroline..

Any­way, here is the recipe and they are really great cook­ies so you must bake them!

One of the first things I do before I bake is set all my ingre­di­ents out and all of the equip­ment I’m going to be using… This is called mise en place or putting every­thing in it’s place. You can read more about that term here…

Mise en place - putting it all in order ready to bake!

Mise en place — putting it all in order ready to bake!


  • 3 Cups pow­dered sugar
  • Cups of dark or Dutch Processed cocoa powder
  • Tea­spoon salt (we use Kosher)
  • 3 to 4 large egg whites (room temperature)
  • 1 Table­spoon of GOOD vanilla (I use Madagascar)
  • ½ cup choco­late chips (I used good ‘ol Nes­tle Semi-Sweet)


  • First off, pre­heat your oven to 350°F (180°C) (F to C temp con­verter here)
  • Pre­pare your bak­ing sheets with sil­i­con mats or sprayed parchment
  • Com­bine all dry ingre­di­ents into a bowl (flour, cocoa pow­der and salt)
  • Fold in 3 egg whites and then vanilla
  • Only beat until mix­ture is moist and fudge brownie like.  If it’s too dry then add an addi­tional egg white.
  • Fold in choco­late chips
  • Using a table­spoon, place cookie mix onto pre­pared bak­ing sheets, leav­ing room as they will spread. (I got 12 on a half pan sized bak­ing sheet)
No flour, no fuss, fudgy chocolate chip cookies

On the tray

Bake for approx 14 mins or until the tops begin to crack. They will have a shiny gloss fin­ish to them.

No Flour, No fuss, fudgy chocolate chip cookies by Cake Artisan

Fin­ished Cookies

Haha… my first embed­ded video..


Points to consider:

If you are using a con­vec­tion oven adjust the tem­per­a­ture down by about 25 degrees and you can usu­ally reduce your bake time by a minute or two.  Keep an eye on your cook­ies as all ovens vary a little.

Many vari­ables can affect your bak­ing… humid­ity, alti­tude and the age of your prod­ucts.  For exam­ple, the older the flour  is the drier it can be, there­fore often requir­ing the addi­tion of more liq­uid than nor­mally called for just to get it to the right con­sis­tency… don’t panic, there is NO FLOUR in this par­tic­u­lar recipe, this was just an exam­ple of a variable.

Enjoy and happy baking!

(4) Comments   


marilyn on 5 August, 2011 at 12:32 pm #

How much flour???????

Colleen on 5 August, 2011 at 1:16 pm #

Hi Mar­i­lyn, there is NO flour in this recipe at all. Enjoy! Colleen.

Lois B (@PolishHousewife) on 21 July, 2014 at 1:38 pm #

Yum, like a choco­late chip macaron!!!

Colleen on 21 July, 2014 at 2:18 pm #

Hi Lois! So easy to make, I hope you enjoy!


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