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Ghirardelli Flourless Fudgy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Rated as 4.6 out of 5 Stars

"Chocolate-forward with a nice crunch from pecans, these cookies boast two types of chocolate with a delightfully crisp outside and a rich, fudgy interior. Pro tip: Make sure to whisk the egg whites until they are very foamy--this gives the cookies the 'lift' they need."
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1 h 10 m servings 168
Original recipe yields 20 servings (20 cookies)


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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place pecans in a single layer on a baking sheet, and bake in preheated oven until toasted and fragrant, 6 to 8 minutes, stirring halfway through. Let cool completely, about 20 minutes.
  3. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper; lightly coat parchment with cooking spray.
  4. Sift together powdered sugar, Ghirardelli Premium Baking Cocoa, and salt in a large bowl. Whisk egg whites in a separate bowl until frothy, about 1 1/2 minutes. Stir egg whites and vanilla into powdered sugar mixture. Batter will be very thick. Stir in Ghirardelli Bittersweet Chocolate Chips and toasted pecans until well combined.
  5. Using a 1 1/2-inch cookie scoop (about 2 tablespoons), scoop dough, and place 3 inches apart on prepared baking sheets.
  6. Bake in preheated oven until tops are shiny and cracked, 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on baking sheet 5 minutes; transfer to wire racks and cool completely, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 168 calories; 8.5 25.9 1.7 0 29 Full nutrition

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I was pleased with this recipe and will make it again. It's crisp on the outside and moist on the inside. The entire family liked this new recipe!

Most helpful critical review

Batter. Much thicker than in video.

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I was pleased with this recipe and will make it again. It's crisp on the outside and moist on the inside. The entire family liked this new recipe!

Amazing flourless recipe. The cookies were easy to make and tasted great! I really liked the fudgy brownie-like texture. Toasting the pecans were key in making these, and chopping them up fine--...

Very very good cookies! Addictive! Rich, delicious flavor. Be careful how big your eggs are.... we wasted 2 batches & $13 after figuring out we used the cage free eggs that are much larger th...

These cookies were a hit with everyone!!

No changes and I will make it again and again etc. I have a daughter-in-law who needs all gluten free foods, this is a great recipe so that everyone can enjoy and less work for me...The cookies...

It was delicious and very well executed but I think you should use a little bit of coco powder In the mix to give it the beautiful chocolate taste it’s missing

Batter. Much thicker than in video.

OMG, chocolate overload,

I did add some chocolate nibs to the recipe and would absolutely make them again. Great recipe!