A creative way to enjoy hot chocolate in the summertime: Salted hot chocolate in flourless cookie form -- a naturally gluten-free and dairy-free cookie that is crackly and chewy with gooey fudge middle.
This recipe is based off a simple flourless chocolate cookie recipe, but has several twists. The secret ingredients here are espresso powder, cinnamon, and cardamom, which add depth of flavor to the dutch pressed cocoa. A playful scattering of mini-marshmallows bring to mind both hot chocolate and campfire s’mores, while the topping of sea salt rounds out the traditional flavors of hot chocolate. —Jane (babe + bird)
2 1/2 cups
dutch pressed unsweetened cocoa powder
sea salt (for batter)
large egg whites, room temperature
pure vanilla extract
sea salt (for topping)
In This Recipe
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a parchment-lined baking sheet. In a medium bowl, sift together confectioner’s sugar, cocoa powder, cinnamon, cardamom, 1/4 tsp sea salt, and espresso powder. Combine thoroughly with spoon.
Add egg whites and vanilla and stir until dough forms. Add semi-sweet and bittersweet chocolate, cut into thick chunks, and the marshmallows.
Using an ice cream scoop, form 6-8 mounds on your baking sheet. Don’t press down – the mounds will spread out into cookie form in the oven. Bake for 15 minutes, until the tops crackle. Let cool at least 10 minutes before serving.
Enjoy; I know you will. These are ideal with a glass of ice cold milk, or vanilla bean or coffee gelato.