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a stack of flourless hot chocolate cookies tied up with red and white stripped string

Flourless Hot Chocolate Cookies

Course: cookies
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12 cookies
Calories: 226kcal
Flourless Hot Chocolate Cookies are a rich, fudgy treat fancy enough to serve at a holiday party, but easy enough to whip up anytime chocolate cravings hit.
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  • 1 pound powdered sugar 454 grams
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 63 grams
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch 7 grams
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 large egg whites 56 grams
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips 170 grams, Ghirardelli recommended
  • ¾ cup mini marshmallow bites 32 grams, in the shaker (if you can't find these mini mini ones, cut small marshmallows in quarters), plus more for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, and salt together.
    1 pound powdered sugar, ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 tablespoon cornstarch, ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Add the egg whites and, using a hand mixer, beat until smooth. Add the chocolate chips and mini marshmallow bits. Place the bowl in the refrigerator and allow it to chill for 10 minutes.
    4 large egg whites, 1 cup milk chocolate chips, ¾ cup mini marshmallow bites
  • Using a spoon, drop 1-inch balls of dough, 2 inches apart, onto the prepared baking sheet. The dough is pretty thin, so don't be worried if they flatten quite a bit. Sprinkle the cookies with extra marshmallows, if desired.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, or until set and crackly. Let cool on cookie sheets 3 minutes; then transfer to a cooling rack until cool. Repeat with remaining dough.


  • Mix the ingredients together really well so that they have an even texture throughout.
  • Because the hot chocolate cookies contain no flour, they do spread quite a lot, so allow them space on the baking sheet.
  • Let them cool completely before storing.
Storage: Store flourless hot chocolate cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, in the refrigerator for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 123mg | Potassium: 101mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 45g | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg