Chocolate with Francois: Flourless Chocolate Cookies

by Joanne on November 30, 2009

Our recipe was chosen by Karen of Karen’s Cookies and Cakes.  Page 56 of “Chocolate Epiphany” by Francois Payard.   I will have to insist that anyone who enjoys making cookies and even those of you who don’t, take a trip on over to Karen’s site to get this recipe.  It is quick. It is easy. It is …OMG….butter and flour FREE!  The only added fat is from the wonderful toasted walnuts that you add to the mix of rich cocoa, confectioners sugar, egg whites, vanilla extract and salt.   That’s it! Those are your ingredients.  Whip up 12 4” cookies or 24 2” inch cookies in less than half an hour.  There is no chocolate to melt.  There is only one bowl to clean up.  It just doesn’t get any easier to make a delicious, last minute blue ribbon cookie. 


The flavor is rich chocolate. The texture is a thin layer of delicate crisp outer shell with a soft “brownie like interior”. 


Wipe that drool from your chin!  Get baking!


Great pick Karen – so easy and so good.

By the way, I know a good friend whose initials happen to be B.F. that would absolutely go wild over these super chocolatey treats.  Yes…it’s you 🙂


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  • At 2009.11.30 13:17, Mags said:

    Your cookies look gorgeous. We enjoyed these too!

    • At 2009.11.30 15:11, Dawn Hutchins said:

      Oh my those look AMAZING. LOVE that they are butter and flour free!

      • At 2009.11.30 15:31, karen said:

        Thanks for baking along with me. Your photos are fabulous!

        • At 2009.11.30 18:22, Susan said:

          Your photos and cookies are beautiful! I loved these cookies. So easy and so delicious!

          • At 2009.11.30 19:25, Joanne said:

            Everyone seems to agree. These cookies were terrific. A super recipe for giving come the holidays.

            • At 2009.11.30 23:09, Chaya said:

              Joanne, they are beautiful. They look like they are oozing out chocolate goodnessd and they are. Enjoy.

              • At 2009.12.01 18:53, Julie said:

                Glad you liked these! Your cookies look terrific!

                Also, I was able to correct the link on the site. FINALLY!

                • At 2010.03.07 20:38, Arturo Fuente Cigars said:

                  These don’t look too bad! I just read about a black bean brownie recipe, and (it’s flourless as well) but this texture looks much better. I wasn’t sure what to make for my best friend’s daughter’s birthday that was gluten free.. but this takes the cake! (or cookie I suppose!)

                  • At 2012.08.26 16:08, Verna said:

                    Please send me the ingredients to make these flourless chocolate cookies,it doesn’t show the amount to use.I really want to make these,they look so good.Thanks.

                    • At 2012.08.27 21:32, VERNA said:


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