… I know. That’s such a boring title.
I’m a simple gal, and I don’t like guesswork when it comes to what I’m eating. Maybe a little more imagination in the headline department would make this a more interesting blog post, but i’m scratching a hole in my head pondering it.
Moving on. For such a simple cookie, there are different things about this particular morsel that makes it wonderful.
- It’s chewy.
- It’s chocolate.
- It has crispy edges.
- It’s gluten-free.
- It has toasted walnuts.
- It’s somewhat meringue-y.
- It makes your house smell amazing.
- They disappear in minutes.
About the only thing non-exciting about these particular cookies is that they make for especially boring pictures. We can probably blame that on user error, but let’s not dwell on yet another thing that needs improvement.
A nice friend at work just recently celebrated a birthday and was kind enough to drop me off at the mechanic when my car needed work a few weekends ago. Handwritten notes and baked goods are OBVIOUSLY the best way (if not the only way) to say thank you, so I went on a search to find the best gluten-free treat for my non-gluten friend.
I stumbled across this recipe on Smitten Kitchen’s blog, made a few adjustments and let me tell you… these things were a hit.
- 3 cups of walnut pieces
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup of good cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 egg whites
- 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
Chocolate, chewy, flourless, gluten-free, walnut cookies… not the most attractive name ever. Creative friends: Name this cookie and I’ll make you a batch :)