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Chocolate Puddle Cookies


Goodness me! I think my body is going into pre-hibernation mode and going on an only crave and eat carbs diet. Oh dear. Lucky for me (but unfortunate for my waist line) these cookies fall into my new “diet” category.

These are best described as collision between soft meringue and a fudgy brownie. They are perfect. I haven’t been able to put them down. Seriously. Absolutely no will power.

Each bite is chocolate heaven; soft and fudgy with nuts for crunch and bound with egg whites. What’s even better is that they are gluten and dairy free. Now no chocolate lovers have to comprise on chocolaty bliss.

There are just six ingredients between you and a batch of these cookies. No mixer necessary, just a big bowl and a wooden spoon. Pour yourself a large glass of milk and enjoy.

I’m going to go and look for my Spanks.


Chocolate Puddle Cookies
Adapted from: 101 Cookbooks

Ingredients

3 cups pecans (or hazelnuts or walnuts)
4 cups icing sugar
2/3 cup cocoa
1/2 tsp. fine sea salt
4 large egg whites
1 Tbsp. good vanilla extract

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Toast your pecans, cool them and roughly chop them.

In a large bowl, stir together the icing sugar, cocoa and salt. Add the nuts, then stir in the egg whites and vanilla. Stir until well combined.

Line a baking sheet with parchment and spoon the batter, about 2 tablespoons each, in mounds allowing for plenty of room between cookies. These cookies really expand! Don't try to get more than 6 cookies on each sheet and try to avoid placing the batter too close to the edge of the pan.

Bake for 10 -13 minutes. They will spread, puff, crack on top, get glossy and then turn matte. Slide the cookies on the parchment off the sheet onto a cooling rack and let them cool.


48 comments:

  1. Oh how I've missed you Mary.

    My mom cut this recipe out of a magazine and sent it to me awhile ago. These things are so easy to make and absolutely delish - but I'd managed to block them out of my mind.

    I've got an extra pair of Spanx over here for you sister. You know just how to encourage me to the dark side. hehe

    xoxo,
    Carrie

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  2. I basically love anything with pecans, and these look absolutely mouth-watering!!

    xox Vicky
    Bikinis & Passports

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  3. These look out of this world good! And I love your tagline- For Dysfunctional Dieters... Perfect!

    Sues

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  4. yumm!!! perfect friday treat!
    happy weekend!

    xx
    Nikki

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  5. Oh my goodness, I am going to get huge if I keep following your blog! Haha! Those look ridiculously delicious! :)
    (http://showersofsunflowers.blogspot.com)

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  6. Seriously, Mare - your blog is going to be the DEATH of me.

    Having spent the last few days reading through your blog and finding recipes that I love and want to try (most - if not all - are the different types of cookies!),the only deterrant to me baking all of them immediately was the fact that the mixing always takes me forever. And then, my husband bought me a stand mixer and I made cookies in mere minutes last night...

    I may have to stop reading this. Or,the next time I see you I'll be 800 pounds.

    :)

    xx,
    Linds

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  7. Thank goodness I'm crazy busy this weekend because otherwise I would be eating the entire batch of these!! xoxo

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  8. OMG I need to make these STAT!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  9. YUM!! These are more healthy. When I cook gluten free I try to find recipes that don't require any sugar. I don't mid sugar from fruit or honey, but actual sugar. These look totally amazing!

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  10. You had me at chocolate puddle cookies. Then you really had me when you said no mixer necessary. You're just that great :)

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  11. Those look so delicious and your photos are amazing!

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  12. Mmm...these look amazing! So trying them.

    By the way, I made those s'more cookie bars on Monday and they were just as good as you said! I did a post on them and linked back to you. Here it is: http://restlessromantic.blogspot.com/2010/09/blog-craziness-and-smookies.html

    :o)Sarah

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  13. Oooh!.. This looks sooo delicious!... ummy ~

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  14. I am craving a treat, especially a chocolate treat right now. Thanks for the recipe! Enjoy your weekend. :)

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  15. Chocolate and pecans? My favorite foods. They look wonderful!

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  16. Oh, yummy! Mr. Deer is making homemade red velvet Moon Pies as we speak, I might have to wait a bit before trying these! And actually, I'm curious, do Spanx really work? XX!

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  17. My coming to this post was FATE. Seriously. I am having a girls night in on Monday and was looking for a treat to bake. I'm totally making these!! YAY! :)

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  18. I love everything I've ever made inspired by Heidi. Those cookies look phenomenal!

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  19. OHMYGOD I think I just died and went to chocolate heaven.

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  20. Thanks for stopping by my place, this cookies look like wet puddles of chocolate - no doubt delicious

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  21. I tried to make a very similar version of these awhile back and failed miserably. I don't think I whipped the egg whites properly. Need to give them another go!

    P.S. Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog! Love yours!! :)

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  22. You are wicked. You leave a comment on my blog so I come to say hello. Well, HELLO and OMG!
    Wickedly good recipes. Gorgeous photos and beautiful lighting! Too bad you don't have a Facebook Fan Page. Then again, I'd probably want to make everything here. I'm bookmarking!
    Thanks for visiting, you evil woman!

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  23. These cookies look amazing!! The gooey insides have me hooked. And the simplicity. I like good, no fuss recipes. There's so many here on your site! Thanks :)

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  24. I can only echoe the everyone elses agreement at how delicious these look!! Chocolate bliss for sure.

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  25. I think I'm in love! This sound sinfully decadent. Count me in :-). I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  26. I am a big cookie fan, bordering on cookie monsterness. I would be all over these wonderful cookies of yours. I love your description of the texture.

    Great photos they really jump off the page.

    Bravo!

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  27. Mmmm those look so tasty! I will have to try these and eat in moderation! Lol

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  28. oh my gosh those look good! Love how they have a little shimmer to them. Your blog is beautiful! Can't wait to look at more of your treats!

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  29. Wow. My son is going to love these. In fact, I'M going to love these gorgeous chocolate-y cookies.

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  30. I love the picture of the oozing chocolate coming out of the cookie! These look amazing!

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  31. What absolutely GORGEOUS cookies, Mary!! Your photos are fantastic and beautifully capture the crisp exterior and melty center. Yum!!

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  32. Oh my goodness...I may have just drooled. This recipe looks fantastic! Can't go wrong with gooey chocolate :)

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  33. these cookies look extremely chocolately and heavenly, yummy!

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  34. these definitely call for a giant glass of cold, cold milk. that shot of the wet chocolate innards is killer--great recipe!

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  35. Mary...I'll welcome these chocolate dream puddles any time...and then I'll eat salad the rest of the day. LOL

    Thanks for sharing and flavourful wishes,
    Claudia

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  36. I think I'm in this phase as well, all I eat right now is cookies and muffins :)
    and those you made look fantastic! I love their fudgy center.
    :)

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  37. holy god! are those cookie from heaven??? yummmmmyyyyyyyyyyy

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  38. Oh my.... they look like brownie cookies! I'm in love.

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  39. Goodness me is right! These are the ultimate indulgence. I am in love.

    xo M

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  40. I cannot even begin to explain how much I need these right now! I'm supposed to clean and organize today...but making these cookies seem like a lot more fun :)

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  41. yummm

    http://pearlsandgreentea.blogspot.com/

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  42. Wow, look at the texture on those beauties. I must have one now!

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  43. whoa! i need spanx just looking at them. they are so gooey and chocolatey!!

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  44. oh your blog is amazing!
    unfortunately i do not have an oven in my flat but i love to bake and i love to see what you do. it is so perfect!

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