Flourless Chocolate Walnut Cookies

Flourless Chocolate Walnut Cookies Recipe

I have seen recipes for flourless chocolate brownie cookies several times over the last couple of weeks. I finally gave in and tried it and they were very good and easy to make. The first thing I noticed when looking at the ingredient list was that the ingredients looked like a meringue cookie recipe. The directions were different, cooking the cookies at a higher temperature for a short time resulting in a chewy cookie. I just had to experiment to see if I was right, so I cooked one batch for 21 minutes  (instead of 14) and without mentioning my thoughts gave my older kids a cookie. They both said, “these are the best chocolate meringues ever”. That’s what I thought too. :)

I decided that if the desired effect is a chewy cookie, I don’t have to limit myself to egg whites. Using egg whites leaves me with the responsibility of finding a way to use the excess egg yolks…because you know I can’t toss them that would be food waste!

I tinkered with the amounts a bit, so that I could use whole eggs. I used walnuts because I have a hard time finding soy-free chocolate chips, but if you are not avoiding soy, you could replace the walnuts with mini chocolate chips for a delicious double chocolate cookie. These cookies are crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside.

Flourless Chocolate Walnut Cookies
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 36
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla ( I use gf vanilla)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease cookie sheets or line with parchement paper.
  2. Add powdered sugar,cocoa, and salt to a bowl, stir to combine.
  3. Stir in eggs and vanilla until thoroughly combined. Mix in walnuts.
  4. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto greased or lined cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 13 - 15 minutes, or until crackled and crunchy on the outside. Cool cookies on a cookie rack for 10 - 15 minutes.


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About Alea Milham

Alea Milham is the owner and editor of Premeditated Leftovers. She shares her tips for saving money and time while reducing waste in her home. Her favorite hobby, gardening, is a frugal source of organic produce for her recipes. She believes it is possible to live fully and eat well while spending less.


  1. These look so inviting…

  2. I have been putting off late in baking, this flour less chocolate cookies I need to try it. Thanks for hosting and sharing the recipe with Hearth and soul hop. You are always wonderful host.

  3. We love chewy cookies in our house, and these sound wonderful. They look so chocolatey, and I like the addition of the walnuts too. Thank you for sharing them with the Hearth and Soul hop.

  4. These look so yummy! I can almost smell the chocolate now.

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  5. I have GOT to make these, like today! They sound amazing!!

  6. Wow, how nice that you tinkered the recipe to include whole eggs! And no need to haul out the mixer too. They look so dark and decadent! Will be trying them out asap :)

  7. I love the creativity of a foodie :)

  8. I made your recipe and posted it on my blog! :)

  9. These look great, Alea. I love a chewy cookie, and I think walnuts are a great addition, even if you can have chocolate chips.

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