Flourless Fudgy Chocolate Cookies

by Kiran on November 13, 2015 · 36 comments

in Baking, Chocolate, Cookies

Hi friends!

November and December should be officially commemorated as the “Dessert Months”. So many festivals and celebrations that requires desserts.

And I desperately need to go on a sugar cleanse. Soon. Especially since dentist appointment is just around the corner ;D

Flourless Chocolate Cookies | @KiranTarun http://kirantarun.com/food
But before I go on a sugar cleanse, let’s just talk about “death by chocolate”… Because it truly exist, you guys. Figuratively, of course.

Eliminate all the unnecessary flours and what you have? A whole chocolaty goodness! Unfortunately, sugar cannot be eliminated here.


Flourless Chocolate Cookies | @KiranTarun http://kirantarun.com/food
Every inch of bowls were licked in the process of making these delectable flourless fudgy chocolate cookies. When there’s possibilities of flourless chocolate cakes, why not cookies, right?

Dunk into cold milk, it’s the perfect ending to sugar cleanse before the impending dentist meeting. Ugh.

Flourless Chocolate Cookies | @KiranTarun http://kirantarun.com/food
If you are like me and are planning to go on a short sugar cleanse in preparation for more during Thanksgiving and Christmas, end it all on a sweet note.

Bake up these dark and fudgy goodness.

Flourless Chocolate Cookies | @KiranTarun http://kirantarun.com/food

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Yields 20 cookies


  • 4 oz bitter sweet chocolate, 70% cacao, chopped
  • 6 tbsp butter, at room temperature
  • 4 eggs, at room temperature & separated
  • 1/8 tsp cream of tartar (optional)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp instant espresso powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. In a small and deep saucepan, simmer some water. As soon as water begins simmering, set a glass bowl over the saucepan and ensure the bottom of the glass bowl doesn’t touch the hot simmering water.
  2. Add chopped chocolate and butter into the glass bowl. With a spatula, stir to melt chocolate and butter. Once chocolate is almost all melted, remove the bowl and set it aside to cool. Avoid over-heating chocolate. You can also use the microwave to melt butter and chocolate but do it in increments.
  3. Stir melted chocolate in between to allow to cool before adding vanilla extract.
  4. In a separate bowl, sift cocoa powder with salt and espresso powder. Set aside.
  5. In a stand mixer fitted with a whisk, add four egg whites. Beat on low speed until frothy. Add cream of tartar and gradually increase speed to medium.
  6. Once egg whites forms thick foam, increase the speed to medium-high and carefully sprinkle in sugar. Do not dump in all at once. Do it gradually and slowly to allow the sugars to dissolve and avoid deflating the egg whites.
  7. Increase the speed to high an whisk egg whites until sugar dissolves. Do not over-beat it to stiff peaks. Just enough until meringue holds soft, glossy peaks.
  8. Combine four egg yolks into cool chocolate. Gently fold in 1/4 of the meringue into chocolate. Fold in sifted cocoa powder too. Be patient and keep folding everything, gently.
  9. Carefully fold in the rest of egg whites without deflating the batter. Its perfectly fine if batter has little streaks of egg whites. DO NOT OVER-FOLD.
  10. Cover thick cookie batter bowl with a cling wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  11. Preheat oven to 275F. Line two large cookie sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  12. Scoop chilled cookie batter with a small ice cream scoop, place it onto baking sheets, leaving enough room between scoops.
  13. Bake cookies between 10 to 12 minutes, remove cookie sheet from oven and allow cookies to cool on baking sheets for 10 minutes before cooling it off completely on a cooling rack.
  14. Enjoy this fudgy-centered, death by chocolate cookies with a tall glass of cold milk!


Flourless Chocolate Cookies | @KiranTarun http://kirantarun.com/food
Have a great and guilt-free weekend, my friends. Off to floss, religiously 😉

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1 Angie@Angie's Recipes November 14, 2015 at 4:08 AM

I love flourless baked goods. And with just 1/2 cup of sugar, these chocolate cookies are definitely a winner!
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2 Kiran April 1, 2016 at 7:59 PM

Angie — oh yes!! and nothing beats “healthy”, less sugary desserts 😉


3 Sophie November 14, 2015 at 4:57 AM

Fantastic appetizing photos, my dear friend! Waw!
Those cookies look amazing! 🙂 MMMMM!
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4 Kiran April 1, 2016 at 8:07 PM

Thanks Sophie! Hope you are doing great xoxo


5 Laura (Tutti Dolci) November 14, 2015 at 10:47 PM

Be still my heart, these cookies look so rich and fudgy. Divine!


6 Kiran April 1, 2016 at 8:18 PM

Awww, thanks so much Laura 🙂 xo


7 Rosa November 16, 2015 at 3:12 AM

Those cookies look divine! A great treat. Perfect with a good cup of coffee…




8 Kiran April 15, 2016 at 9:02 PM

Thanks Rosa!


9 Asha November 17, 2015 at 12:42 PM

Girlfriend, I am always up for a fudgy chocolatey goodness dunked in milk. Sounds so good.
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10 Kiran April 15, 2016 at 10:05 PM

Asha — thank you! can never go wrong with chocolate and cold milk 🙂


11 John/Kitchen Riffs November 17, 2015 at 9:00 PM

It’s always important to lick the bowl when baking. Particularly when chocolate is involved. 🙂 This looks so good — deep, rich flavor. My kind of recipe — thanks!
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12 Kiran April 15, 2016 at 10:06 PM

Very important, John 🙂


13 ZazaCook November 18, 2015 at 12:28 PM

These cookies make my mouth water!! Yum yum!!


14 Kiran April 15, 2016 at 10:07 PM

Zaza — yay! that’s the whole idea of these cookies!


15 MyKabulKitchen November 22, 2015 at 2:46 PM

I am up for any recipe that is flourless if it includes chocolate, because that usually means more chocolate and butter 🙂
This looks delicious, and let me tell you I have tried a sugar cleanse…it is the worst enjoy desserts while you can 🙂


16 Kiran April 15, 2016 at 10:08 PM

Sugar cleanse is super tough, especially when surrounded with chocolate!


17 Melanie @ Melanie Cooks November 23, 2015 at 3:05 PM

I love flourless chocolate! I never seen it in the cookie form, but I’m sure it’s awesome – just like the flourless chocolate cake, and in controlled portions 🙂 that is if I don’t eat all the cookies myself!
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18 Kiran April 15, 2016 at 10:12 PM

Melanie — trust me, i could’ve easily down a couple of these cookies. it’s addictive!


19 Shibi@FlavzCorner.com December 2, 2015 at 11:07 PM

I never tried any flourless cookie recipes. This must be something my kids would love, they are chocoholic 🙂
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20 Kiran April 15, 2016 at 10:13 PM

Shibi — you must try, for the sake of your beautiful kids! <3


21 Debs @ Wilde Orchard December 6, 2015 at 4:44 PM

Kiran, these cookies sound amazing. The perfect company for cold milk!


22 Kiran April 16, 2016 at 5:55 PM

Debs — I totally agree 🙂


23 Rakhee@boxofspice December 8, 2015 at 10:57 AM

I totally agree, Nov and Dec are the sweet months! I could just live on a sweet diet the entire month. These cookies look great! and flourless to boot. Love! <3
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24 Kiran April 16, 2016 at 6:01 PM

Thanks Rakhee! Spring is in the air and I’m still craving sweets 🙂


25 John/Kitchen Riffs December 8, 2015 at 10:23 PM

Yeah, I should go on a sugar cleanse too. Next month. 🙂 These look deliciously decadent. Perfect, in other words. Thanks!
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26 Kiran April 16, 2016 at 6:09 PM

John, 2 comments in one post? what did I do to be so privileged? 🙂


27 Honey, What's Cooking December 19, 2015 at 12:47 AM

yum, these look incredibly delicious. how are you Kiran? Are you taking a break?
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28 Kiran April 16, 2016 at 6:19 PM

I am fine, Nisha. Thanks. Just coping with some personal loss, thus the much needed time away from everything.


29 Nusrat Azim December 30, 2015 at 12:15 PM

Brilliant recipe! Instead of flour you’ve used cocoa powder and espresso powder….how thoughtful of you! Love it.

Loved staring at the ‘eat me’ pictures … as always 🙂
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30 Kiran April 16, 2016 at 6:20 PM

Lol, thanks so much Nusrat. Your witty comments always makes my day 🙂


31 Shilpa Chatterjee January 31, 2016 at 11:06 PM

Its amazing the flour-less cookies, This recipe in interesting and i am definitely going to try this at home.


32 Kiran April 16, 2016 at 6:25 PM

Hi Shilpa — thank you! Please try it and let me know how it tastes.


33 birthday cake delivery in Hyderabad March 4, 2016 at 5:52 AM

looks so rich, yummy and delicious


34 Kiran April 16, 2016 at 6:26 PM

Thank you!


35 Abhishek Pandey July 16, 2016 at 5:33 AM

This chocolate cookies is so simply beautiful.


36 meghaakash February 21, 2017 at 2:31 AM

Nice Blog Thanks for Sharing


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