Chocolate Flourless Cookies

Flourless chocolate cookies are fudgy, chewy, full of chocolate, and naturally gluten free. They taste somewhere in between a cookie and a brownie, and are perfect for chocolate lovers.

Flourless Cookies

Flourless Cookies

Today I’m sharing this easy recipe for flourless chocolate cookies. The recipe uses simple, everyday ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. And the cookies turn out super chocolate-y with delicious crinkly tops and fudgy, slightly gooey centers.

I absolutely love double chocolate cookies. So I wanted to try making a flourless chocolate chip cookie recipe. But to be totally honest – I’m not very experienced with gluten free baking. So I was so happy to find this easy recipe. Plus –  there’s no fancy ingredients needed. So you definitely won’t have to visit a specialty grocery store.

Flourless Cookies recipe

How to Make Chocolate Flourless Cookies

For these flourless chocolate cookies, there’s only a few ingredients needed:

  • powdered sugar
  • cocoa powder
  • salt
  • egg whites
  • vanilla extract
  • and chocolate chips

In a large bowl first whisk together the powdered sugar, cocoa powder and salt. Then whisk or stir in the egg whites and vanilla extract. The batter will get quite sticky like glue because of the egg whites and look shiny once everything is mixed in. Because the batter is sticky it takes a little arm muscle to mix things together.

Then stir in the chocolate chips.

How to Make Flourless Cookies

Because the batter is sticky, it’s really important to grease the cookie sheets. You can either grease the cookie sheets directly, or line them first and then grease the lining. Then drop the dough onto the cookie sheets in tablespoon sized dollops. I definitely recommend using a cookie scoop to avoid sticky fingers 🙂

Let the cookies rest on the cookie sheets for 30 minutes, then bake in the preheated oven. If you don’t have time to let them rest for a full 30 minutes – even 10 minutes helps to minimize spreading.

We loved the crackly tops, gooey centers and rich chocolate flavor of these flourless brownie cookies. They remind me a little of a brownie in cookie form, and are the perfect cookie if you love a double dose of chocolate.

Chocolate Flourless Cookies

It’s hard to deny a delicious chocolate cookie that is practically part cookie/part brownie, so give these a try and let us know what you think. 😉

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Flourless Chocolate Cookies recipe

Flourless chocolate cookies are fudgy, chewy & naturally gluten free.
4.29 from 7 votes
Flourless chocolate cookies are fudgy, chewy, full of chocolate, and naturally gluten free. They taste somewhere in between a cookie and a brownie, and are perfect for chocolate lovers.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 20 cookies
Calories 114 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 large egg whites , discard the yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  • Lightly grease cookie sheets with nonstick cooking spray or line sheets with parchment and then lightly grease. (Greasing is necessary even with parchment paper so that the cookies don't stick). 
  • In a large bowl sift together the powdered sugar, cocoa powder and salt. 
  • In a small bowl whisk the egg whites.
  • Stir the egg whites and vanilla extract into the dry ingredients. It will get sticky like glue.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Drop the batter into tablespoon sized balls on the greased cookie sheet at least 2 inches apart. I like to use a cookie scoop for this.
  • Allow to sit on the baking sheet for 30 minutes. 
  • Preheat the oven to 350F degrees as the cookies are resting.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 7-9 minutes or until the tops look crackly. 


*Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. 
**Recipe adapted from King Arthur Flour

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Fiona Dowling

My name's Fiona and I love to bake and blog. I share homemade, from scratch, classic recipes for desserts & sweet treats including cakes, cupcakes, cookies and more.

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  1. 1 star
    Measurements are wrong. Followed directions exactly and the batter was very runny They spread lukt wo much on baking sheet Was a big mess. So bummed.

    1. I am so sorry that happened. I haven’t had that happen, so I am not sure what went wrong. Thanks for trying them 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    They are very good, the dough was thick and sticky so it was hard to scoop. I ended up with 12 cookies instead of 20 so I guess I made them bigger. So, I had to cook them about 12 minutes but I Increased the time 2 minutes at a time.

  3. Were the eggwhiteS supposed to be whipped to soft or dry peaks before incorporating them into the dry ingredients? I didn’t see any instructions on that, and that may have been why one of your responders had trouble. I’d like to make these for my grandchildren, but would prefer not to have them flop…

    1. You are just giving them a whisk to mix. You don’t need to form them into peaks 🙂 Hope they like them!

  4. 5 stars
    OMG! TheSe are the easiest, tastiest little things I eaten in a long time! Remind me Of fudge at christmas! Yum!!!!

  5. 5 stars
    These cookies are so rich, chocolately and DELICIOUS! I used milk chocolate chips. My kids loved them. thanks for the recipe, its a keeper!

  6. I need low carb cause of being diabetic. I was wonder if i coulD substituTe the powdered sugar with monkfruit powdered sugar or monkfruit sugar?

    1. I am sure you could, though I have not personally tried. I’d love to know how they turn out, if you try 🙂 Thank you!

    1. I just store in a cookie jar, in a plastic container, or on a plate-covered in plastic wrap. Hope you try them!

  7. 4 stars
    Whoops made them way too big!!!! Hahaha they ate massive! The dough was so sticky crazy geez! But not runnY at all! Perfect looks lIke your photo! Exactly!

  8. I haven’t made the flourless chocolate cookies yet. I have a couple of question to ask you. I know the cookies are to be store in airtight container at room temperature. I would like to know how many days to keep the cookies in the containers? and can the cookies be put in the freezer to be frozen?

    1. I am picky about my cookies. I’d probably just keep them for no longer than the week. I haven’t tried freezing this specific recipe, but I am assuming they would be ok 🙂