Fudgy Flourless Chocolate Walnut Cookies

Makes 16 cookies (really easy!)


  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 and 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 egg whites (no yolk)

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Mix together cornstarch, salt, cocoa, and powdered sugar. Add egg whites and stir. You'll think there's not enough liquid, but I promise it'll suddenly start looking like fudge before long! As soon as it does, add walnuts and stir.

Cover two cookie sheets or pans with parchment paper. Using a cookie scoop (like an ice cream scoop, only much smaller) put 8 balls of dough onto each cookie sheet.

Bake at 300 degrees F for about 18 minutes, until they look a little shiny and cracked.

Cool for a bit if you can stand waiting. Go on, try, I dare you! When hot, they are moist and very fudgy inside, with a touch of crispiness on the outside. When fully cooled, they settle into a rich chewy cookie center.

Hint: I like to toast the walnuts before putting into cookies, if there's time. To hurry it along, I often chop the nuts, put them in a low microwave safe dish to zap for a minute, stir, and repeat this about 3 more times or until they start to dry a little. Don't microwave too long, it's fine if they're not fully toasted.


Source: I think this originally came from a newspaper recipe, but it's been changed over time to make it easier for me to do.

By Mary LaCaze from Mtn. Pine, AR

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November 18, 20100 found this helpful

I'm dying to try this! We have a big batch of other cookies we have to finish (slowly) first. Thanks so much for sharing.

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November 18, 20100 found this helpful

Please note! My recipe for these cookies uploaded right except for one thing... it should have read 1 3/4 cups powdered sugar, not 3/4 cup. Sorry! I have written ThriftyFun about a correction, but wanted to let everyone here know in case it takes a bit for them to find my email and you're ready to bake. :^)


Editor's Note: The main recipe has been changed above.

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November 18, 20100 found this helpful

That looks delicious and it's gluten free so I can have it! Will surely try it ASAP.

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November 18, 20100 found this helpful

This is one cookie that will go into my cookie collection. I bake for my former co-workers each year at Christmas and always looking for something new to add to the collection.


This will be a winner I can tell. Thanks for sharing.

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