Chewy Flourless Chocolate Cookies

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Source: Relish Magazine


Chewy Flourless Chocolate Cookies

1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup Dutch process cocoa (made with alkali)
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 egg whites
1 cup coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts, toasted


Instructions
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. Remove from parchment paper and place on a wire rack to cool completely. Makes 15 cookies.

Recipe by Tamar Haspel, June 2010.