So you know how I told y’all on Monday that I was going to start eating less sugar and fewer simple carbs? And then I told y’all that all I could keep down all weekend was pasta?
Well, I kinda sorta lied. ‘Cause I ate these too.
Now before a massive riot ensues, hear me out: these cookies are practically health food and therefore a little sugar won’t hurt, right? You’ve got whatever’s good for you in almonds, whatever’s good for you in cocoa powder, and an egg white. So there’s a little sugar…but it really does all balance out!
In all honesty these are the richest, chewiest most wonderful chocolate cookies I’ve had in a while. The only thing that could make them better would be a pile of chocolate chips inside of ’em too – but I said I was eating less sugar so…you know. 🙂 Really though, they come together in about 3 minutes and bake off in no time. You can have hot chocolate cookies in 20 minutes flat – getcha some!
RICH & CHEWY CHOCOLATE ALMOND COOKIES
Makes 16 cookies
- 2 cups almond meal
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 egg whites
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
Preheat oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat. In a bowl stir together the almond flour, cocoa powder, sugar and salt to combine. Stir in the egg and vanilla extract; it will take a little elbow grease, but eventually it will form a thick dough. Drop the dough by the tablespoon onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. Let cool completely before removing from the pan (otherwise they’ll stick!).