Chocolate Cookies Via Pinterest

I did it!

For the first time ever, I actually made something I pinned on Pinterest!

The other afternoon Mack refused to nap, and if I wanted to keep him out of trouble I knew I’d have to keep him busy.  So, he and I got to work in the kitchen on these flourless chocolate cookies from Divine Baking. I tweaked the recipe a bit based on what I had in the kitchen, and the results were delicious.  Very chocolatey, but not too heavy.  The kids loved them…and so did I!

Flourless Chocolate Cookies

1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips, divided

3 large egg whites, room temperature

2 1/4 cups powdered sugar, divided

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1/4 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 2 large baking sheets with nonstick spray. Melt 1 cup chocolate chips in glass bowl in microwave, stirring twice, about 2 minutes. Cool slightly.
Using electric mixer, beat whites in large bowl to soft peaks. Gradually beat in 1 cup sugar. Continue beating until mixture resembles soft marshmallow creme.  Whisk 1 cup sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, and salt in medium bowl to blend. On low speed, beat dry ingredients into meringue. Add lukewarm chocolate and 1/2 cup chocolate chips (dough will become very stiff).
Place 1/2 cup sugar in bowl. Roll 1 rounded tablespoon dough into ball; roll in sugar, coating thickly. Place on prepared sheet. Repeat with remaining dough, spacing 2 inches apart. Bake until puffed and tops crack, about 10 minutes. Cool on sheets on rack 10 minutes. Transfer to rack; cool.
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