Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Cookie Request

Here's a cookie challenge for you: Do you have a yummy cookie recipe that DOESN'T include brown sugar OR shortening? I can't find either ingredient here. Will you share it?


  1. Hmmm, there's always sugar cookies...I will start looking around.

  2. Flourless Chocolate-Walnut Cookies
    2 1/2 cups walnut halves, chopped
    3 cups confectioner's sugar
    1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    4 egg whites
    1 tablespoon vanilla

    Position two racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. Place walnuts on a work surface and finely chop. Transfer to a separate large baking sheet and toast until fragrant, about 9 minutes.

    Mix sugar, cocoa, and salt in a bowl. Stir in walnuts. Add egg whites and vanilla; beat until batter is just moistened (overbeating will stiffen). Drop batter by the teaspoonful onto backing sheets in evenly spaced mounds. Bake cookies until tops are lightly cracked and glossy, about 10 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter. Store in an airtight container at room temperature up to one week.

    I would only suggest these if you like chocolate! Ps-let me know if I need to email this somewhere, or if posting in the comments is okay-I'm new here!

  3. Mmmmm. I don't like chocolate; I love it! These look delicious and I can't wait to try them. I bet Hailey will want you to post them on the main blog for everyone to see. Thanks for posting it!