3 Ingredient Flourless Chocolate Cookies

You might be thinking now - “3 ingredient cookies? Surely she must be joking!”  But I assure you, I am not.

I make these cookies when I quickly needed a gluten-free dessert option, but didn’t want to use any specialty ingredients.

And so, these cookies do indeed have only 3 ingredients: cocoa, powdered sugar, and egg whites!

I wasn’t sure if these would hold together properly as cookies, but they were great!  They baked up with a crackly crust and a deliciously fudgey center - so good!

Sunday Funday

Gluten Free Desserts

Recipe Note:

-the amount of white in eggs can vary, therefore, some adjustments may need to be made to the dry ingredients

-I used large eggs (standard for US recipes)  even so, mine seemed larger than typical and the mixture was very runny after mixing into the dry ingredients.   I ended up using about 3 additional tablespoons of cocoa powder and ⅓ cup additional powdered sugar.  Any additions should be added slowly in approximately a 1:4 cocoa to sugar ratio.

3 Ingredient Flourless Chocolate Cookies

Adapted from Kirbie Cravings

¼ cup cocoa powder

1 ½ cups powdered sugar

2 egg whites (from large eggs)

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment.

Whisk together the cocoa and powdered sugar.  Add the egg and stir until the egg white breaks up and mixes into the dry ingredients.  The mixture will be very stiff and scoopable.  If the mixture is runny, slowly add small amounts of cocoa powder followed by powdered sugar.

Use a 2 tablespoon scoop to scoop the dough onto the prepared sheet.  Bake for 15-18 minutes or until puffy and shiny.  Cool completely on baking sheets.

Makes 10-12 cookies


  1. These sound delicious Amy. I love meringues.

  2. Oh these gluten free chocolatey cookies look so tempting. Got to give them a try,

  3. Oh wow this sounds so easy and quick to make. Bookmarking this to try soon


Post a Comment

Please comment! I would love to hear from you!