Flourless Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies

Chocolate and cherries belong together like bread and butter, toast and jam, Mickey and Minnie.  I’ve made Peanut Butter Cookies without flour, but have not tried making chocolate cookies … that is, until now!   I’ve seen many recipes for flourless (or gluten-free) chocolate cookies … had to give it a try.

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I made these cookies for a friend that is avoiding gluten and loves chocolate with cherries.  I’m not avoiding gluten and loved these cookies!

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They are crispy like a meringue, chewy like a brownie, have chunks of dark chocolate and chewy dried cherries!  FYI, the cherries in the photo are not real.

I reviewed about a dozen recipes for flourless chocolate cookies … many called for egg whites … what do you do with yolks, anyway?  So … I played around and this is what I came up with …

Flourless Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies

  • 3 cups confectioners (powdered) sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (I used Hershey’s)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips (I used Nestlé)
  • 1 cup dried cherries (5 ounce bag)
  • 2 extra large eggs (1/2 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or extract)
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.  Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar, cocoa, and salt.  Stir in chocolate chips and cherries.  note – I did everything by hand, no mixer
  3. In a small bowl, beat eggs and vanilla.  Add to dry ingredients and stir until combined.
  4. Use a cookie scoop to drop on prepared pans.  Bake 11-13 minutes or until tops are cracked and edges are shiny and firm.  Cool about 10 minutes on pan, remove and completely cool on racks.

I used a 1-1/8″ cookie scoop and got 4 dozen cookies about 2-1/2″ in diameter.  This is a very wet and lumpy cookie dough … which resulted in few odd-shaped cookies.  Here are before and after baking photos …

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The shape didn’t matter to us … we ate all of them ;)

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24 thoughts on “Flourless Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies

  1. I am a glutton for gluton. But these look delicious. Got my new cherry apple red 7 quart kitchenaid yesterday! Hoing to make me lots of thesr cookies!!

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  2. Brenda, I just made them using dried cranberries in place of cherries and mini chips in place of regular sized chips. My egg carton said large eggs, but the two eggs didn’t begin to make the dough wet and lumpy; instead it was stiff and dry. I added another egg and got the correct texture. If you make them again, perhaps you could measure your eggs (cup measure…) and let us know what amount works best to reach the consistency you recommend. Your Flourless Double Chocolate Cherry (Craisin!) cookies are delicious!

    Kathleen
    New York State

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    • Hi Kathleen in N.Y. … My, oh my … you are a speedy one! I used large eggs too … will measure next time and there will be a next time, very soon! A friend just asked me if I used cherry flavored Craisins … never thought of it … had cherries in the cupboard … I will pass the info along, thank you :)

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  3. Oh Yummy~ These look divine.
    Now sweetie; you can freeze the egg yolks and use in other recipes. It’s a waste to throw them away.
    Freezing Egg Yolks from Food and Family
    Place one egg yolk in each ice cube cavity of a clean ice cube tray. Add a pinch of salt to each yolk (if you plan to eventually use them in savory recipes) or a pinch of sugar (if you will use them in sweet recipes).
    Freeze overnight until solid, then transfer to an airtight freezer bag.
    To use, thaw in refrigerator and then mix well.
    They will keep in the freezer for up to three months.
    Leftover egg yolks can also be refrigerated for 3-4 days.

    Many recipes using egg yolks http://www.fortysomething.ca/2010/04/recipes_to_use_up_extra_egg_yo.php

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  4. Brenda these cookies look amazing and the way that you describe them as chewy and brownie like, YUM! I will have to give these a go very soon. I think cherries and chocolate go together so well. You know that candy with the marchino cherry in the middle? My hubby loves that so I know he will love this cookie.

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    • We have so much in common … my hubby loves those cherries too! I don’t buy them anymore because his sisters and nieces must think he is deprived … he just received a box of 40 from one niece … he put them in the freezer and just has a few at a time!

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  9. I am glad I came across this post! I had some old cherries about to get old. I felt like baking something with them. But I was limited on many of the baking ingredients at the time. And I was browsing around for inspiration, and then bingo, I found this recipe which included everything I already had. http://instagram.com/p/p154yBk1ZW/ very chocolaty. I totally agree about chocolate and cherries belonging together.

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