Flourless Chocolate Cookies


Here is a flourless cookie that will leave people questioning if they are truly flourless. You can’t even tell they lack flour with their deliciously chewy texture, soft centers and slightly crisp edges. They are everything you look for in a cookie. Their chocolatey decadence really shines through because there is no flour to tone down that rich flavor. These are much like an over the top brownie, but in cookie form.

Flourless Chocolate Cookies | Cooking Classy

You won’t believe that a cookie this good was so easy to make. One bowl, a short list of basic pantry staples (yes Maldon is a pantry staple) and less than 10 minutes prep and you’ve got cookies baking in the oven. I love these slightly warm, too warm they’ll fall apart, but if you reach that key cooling point these just melt away in your mouth. Enjoy!

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Flourless Chocolate Cookies

Yield: About 20 cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes


  • 3 cups powdered sugar*
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (semi, milk, bitter, whichever you prefer)
  • Maldon sea salt , for sprinkling tops (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch and salt until well blended. Add in egg whites, egg and vanilla extract and mix until well combined. Fold in chocolate chips. Drop dough by the heaping tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets, spacing cookies 2-inches apart. Bake in preheated oven until cookies are puffed and crackled, about 14 minutes, rotating sheets to opposite rack once during baking. Remove from oven and sprinkle tops lightly with Maldon sea salt if desired. Allow to cool on baking sheet 5 - 10 minutes then cool on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
  3. *If making these gluten-free be sure the powdered sugar and chocolate chips are gluten-free.
  4. Recipe Source: adapted slightly from Bon Appetit


  • Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts: Wow! These look so incredible!! April 7, 2014 at 2:10pm Reply

  • KCO: These are amazing! I needed to use up some egg whites and this was perfect. I’m not much of a baker so I can attest that this was definitely an easy recipe. Thank you! April 7, 2014 at 1:58pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so happy to hear you liked these cookies and I’m glad you thought they were easy to make! Thanks so much for your feedback! April 7, 2014 at 6:09pm Reply

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks: I made flourless chocolate cookies about this time last year and they were a bucket list recipe for me and I am so glad to see yours! They’re beautiful! These images are just stunning and love how they’re so different than most of your photos. So, so beautiful! Pinned of course! April 7, 2014 at 12:56pm Reply

  • Julia @Vikalinka: Oh these looks absolutely wonderful, I can’t believe they are flourless! I can’t wait to try them. Gorgeous photos! April 7, 2014 at 12:11pm Reply

  • Chrystin: THESE LOOK AMAZING! Need to make them ASAP. I made your Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe last week and the cookies lasted less than two days. Whoops!

    Kisses from Buenos Aires xx
    http://amateandarottweiler.blogspot.com.ar/ April 7, 2014 at 12:05pm Reply

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci): These cookies are simply stunning, love them! April 7, 2014 at 10:32am Reply

  • Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg: So chocolatey, love that. April 7, 2014 at 10:26am Reply

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar: I love how these cookies look like brownies!! So yummy! April 7, 2014 at 10:06am Reply

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