Flourless Coconut Chocolate Drops


It’s a shame that certain things like chocolatey chocolate cookies don’t photograph well. It just means I need to be better at describing the taste for you. OK, here it goes. You ready?

While standing in the kitchen eating these with my husband (we were hiding from our 4 year old), I was able to figure out what they taste like.

These Flourless Coconut Chocolate Drops are a cross between rocky road and an almond joy candy bar mixed with crispy/chewy brownie notes.

MIND BLOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!

If that doesn’t get you hopping to this recipe, let me also say that they’re gluten free, SUPER easy to make and they’ll disappear in seconds.

They also should come with a warning label. Warn the people  you’re making these for!

 

And we’re off!

The ingredients list is SMALL. I love that in a recipe.

First we sift the powdered sugar with the cocoa.

Then we separate the yolk from the egg whites. We need egg whites for this!

Chopped nuts, chocolate chips & coconut get blended in to the powdered sugar/cocoa mixture.

Hello egg whites! So nice of you to join us.

Stir stir! This is what the batter looks like when it’s mixed. It’s super gooey.

With a small ice cream scooper, line up the cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet.

BAKE!!!  Amazing, isn’t it?

Crispy outside and chewy center. Filled with sweet coconut and crunchy roasted almonds.

I’d liked to eat this right now.

But I was rude and ate them all last week. DANGIT. I did give *some* away.

Flourless Coconut Chocolate Drops

makes 2 dozen
recipe from Everyday Food Magazine

  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 3/4 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder (spooned and leveled)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips (5 ounces)
  • 1 cup roughly chopped toasted almonds
  • 3/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 4 large egg whites, room temperature

Preheat oven to 325 degrees, with racks in middle and lower thirds. In a large bowl, whisk together confectioners’ sugar, cocoa, and salt. Stir in chocolate chips, almonds, and coconut. Add egg whites and stir until combined (do not overmix).

 

Drop dough by rounded tablespoons, 2 inches apart, onto parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake until tops are dry and cracked, 15 to 18 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Let cool completely on sheets on wire racks.

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  • December 10, 2012

    Ooh, I’ve never made a flourless cookie but these look like a good place to start! They look so fluffy and chewy. I might have to add these to the Christmas cookie list I’m compiling. :)

  • December 10, 2012

    I cannot believe that the photo underneath, “With a small ice cream scooper, ….” turns into those cookies! WOW!! Amazing! I have made flourless PB cookies and flourless pb/choc cookies, and also coconut cookies but am just blown away by the puff on these cookies. Great recipe and results!

  • December 10, 2012

    Oohhh Tracy, this cookies are very, very good!! I love chocolate!
    This past weekend I made a recipe of you… “corn, zuchini and lima pizza”… please check in my blog: http://cadyculinaria.blogspot.pt/2012/12/pizza-de-milho-courgete-e-lima-com_10.html
    Kisses and good Week

  • December 10, 2012

    These remind me of chocolate marshmallow cookies my aunt used to make, but almonds and coconut are a pretty good (amazing) substitute. I will have to try these out! :•)

  • December 10, 2012

    I think these photographed juuuuuust fine because I want to eat the whole batch right now. YUM.

  • Patricia
    December 10, 2012

    I’m dying to try this recipe!!! :)
    Thank you for sharing such amazing recipes.
    Kisses from Spain

  • December 10, 2012

    These are lookin mighty fiiine to me!

  • Kate C
    December 10, 2012

    Oh Tracy, I love your blog, love love it, have been following since 2010 and I’m so excited you have a flour-less recipe! New Christmas cookie! My family is gluten free and follows an ancestral health diet (no processed food), so i don’t often get to participate, we won’t tell my hubster about the powered sugar, pretty sure that honey will not due! Woo! Happy holidays! xo

  • December 10, 2012

    Oh, dear. My husband requested chocolate chip cookies yesterday, but I’m going to have to show him these. And he LOVES chocolate and coconut, especially together in dessert form, as do I. btw, your description was FABULOUS!

  • December 10, 2012

    You weren’t kidding about that ingredient list… shear perfection!

  • December 10, 2012

    I want these so badly! Yum!

  • December 10, 2012

    i love flourless cookies – but with coconut, too?! these will be my new favorites.

  • December 10, 2012

    OK yep – I almost tasted these delights thru the computer! YUUUUM!

  • December 10, 2012

    I think that I pretty much just ate these right off the screen! (And you say they don’t photograph well?!) I LOVE that they are flourless and butterless, will def be trying these thanks

  • Michelle
    December 10, 2012

    These look bomb.com. I am on a low sugar diet, do you think if I subbed with Stevia (less of course, since it’s sweeter than sugar), that it would be too wet? Maybe decrease to only three eggs, or what would you suggest?

    Thaaaaanks!

    • Tracy
      December 10, 2012

      Oh hmm!! I have no idea. I’ve never worked with Stevia before. If you try it, lemme know!

    • June 18, 2013

      Maybe Coconut palm sugar…it’s low glycemic index and has nutrients unlike white sugar?

  • December 10, 2012

    I’m pretty sure I have a couple of these on top of our fridge right now, after a cookie swap this week! I’m going to be super excited if this is actually the same recipe, since they are SO GOOD. :)

  • December 10, 2012

    Leaving school at the bell and heading immediately home to get these in the oven!! My boys will THANK YOU!

  • December 10, 2012

    Oh gosh. I have a cookie exchange next week and it’s these or cranberry orange cookies.

    • Tracy
      December 10, 2012

      Make these!!!!!

      • December 14, 2012

        I did it. Once as a Christmas gift for my daughter’s friend who has Celiac, he told the rest of his family they are HIS only, and right now for the cookie exchange. Yum!

  • Priya
    December 10, 2012

    Tracy, how *do* you manage to read my mind?! I’m temporarily dairy and wheat free (feeding my baby) and these bad boys are just perfect! Cannot wait to give them a whirl….

  • December 10, 2012

    How long do they keep? Given they last that long.

    • Tracy
      December 10, 2012

      I’d say 3-4 days!

  • stacy
    December 10, 2012

    totally making these!

  • December 10, 2012

    These are making my stomach growl as I read about them. Plus, I LOVE any recipe that is naturally gluten free. Can’t wait to make them!

  • December 10, 2012

    Pinned these this morning and still thinking about them! I guess I should eat a dozen so my mind can relax:)

  • Aubrey
    December 10, 2012

    These look incredible!! Question though, I’ve got a nut allergy…..suggestions on swapping the almonds? Or would they hold up without?

  • December 10, 2012

    I love the fact you hide from Cooper to eat some cookies! These look divine!

  • December 10, 2012

    Oh my… making these, NOW.

  • Suzy
    December 10, 2012

    These look amazing. I’m a long-time fan/lurker, first time poster. Overcoming my shyness because I have a chocolate and coconute fiend in my life (nephew). Unfortunately he is allergic to nuts. Do you think I can make these sans almonds? Can you suggest a nut substitute (for savory recipes, I tend to swap in water chestnuts–sorta the same texture/weight) but not sure they’ll work for baked sweets.

  • December 10, 2012

    Tracy! I just made chocolate crinkle cookies for the first time (I’ve never even had them before)…But these look AMAZING! Soooo much chocolate. :)

  • fusilliamy
    December 10, 2012

    I read this post and 30 min later I had gooey chocolately, coco-nuto-liciousness coming out of my oven and everyone’s dinner appetite was ruined. THANK YOU!! Oh, and I used hazelnuts since I was out of almonds (the horror!) and it’s equally delicious!

  • December 10, 2012

    These are amazingly easy! Cookie version of Bounty!! That’s my mom’s favourite candy.

  • December 10, 2012

    totally recognized these when you posted them on Instagram and have been anxiously awaiting the post! I spotted them in the mag and have been dying to make them–even moreso now that i’ve heard your reviews!

  • December 10, 2012

    Oh man I love easy cookie recipes this time of year!

  • December 10, 2012

    I saw this in my Everyday and considered making. You just made it look so much more must.do.now.

  • December 10, 2012

    I love you.

  • Karen
    December 10, 2012

    I am so making this for a cookie swap. Thanks for the beautiful post.

  • LBG
    December 10, 2012

    On my way to TJs to shop. Making these tomorrow to bring to Nicole’s cookie party on Wednesday. Thx sis!

  • Kimberly A.
    December 11, 2012

    Oh jeez, mind blown, indeed! Think the dark chocolate chips I have on hand would work in place of the semi-sweet, or are these delicate enough that it would overwhelm them?

  • BunnyMama
    December 11, 2012

    Gee! I was just staring at some leftover egg whites and wondering what I should do with them. Problem solved! And they do look absolutely delicious. Thanks, Tracy!

  • December 11, 2012

    These look dangerous!! AND they are gluten free. Clearly I have to make them.

  • December 11, 2012

    YUMMM!! Baking these tonight still counts as studying for my baking final tomorrow, right? Cannot wait to make them!

  • December 11, 2012

    I should try to make these tonight :)

  • Michele
    December 11, 2012

    Hurray! You just solved my yearly dillema of which cookie to make for my friends cookie exchange. 8 dozen!! Crazy, but fun. Thank you!

  • December 11, 2012

    Am I weird for thinking they looked delicious even without the (amazing) description? Full disclosure, I pretty much think anything involving chocolate is perfect :)

  • December 12, 2012

    These look like the best cookies ever! Love the crispy meringue-like outside and deep dark chocolatiness!

  • December 12, 2012

    Oh man, these look absolutely delicious to me. Want!

  • Amy
    December 12, 2012

    wow! these look fabulous!
    I don’t love coconut – what could I substitute?

  • stacy
    December 14, 2012

    these were amazing. made them two days ago and they are still nice and fresh tasting. They seriously taste like a cookie and brownie got married. I’m going to make the for my holiday cookie giving cookie next week. Thanks for sharing this one!

  • Carrie
    December 14, 2012

    Do you think these would freeze and thaw out okay or would their consistency change?? Hmmm..

  • December 16, 2012

    Hey Tracy, I made your cookies but they didn’t look like yours. The dough was very, very liquid. Any idea what’s wrong? Maybe something with the egg whites? Too small, too big? Hmmm…

    • Tracy
      December 16, 2012

      What did the cookies look like? Maybe you used extra large eggs and the whites were bigge

  • Dennis
    December 16, 2012

    I made these for my holiday party last night and everyone LOVED them!!! Thanks for making me look good :)

  • December 16, 2012

    I made these for a cookie party and they took some tinkering! I ended up baking them almost 10 minutes longer in my old, old oven, but they came out wonderfully. I also used walnuts instead of almonds because that’s what I had. Thanks for the recipe!

  • Nicole
    December 18, 2012

    I made these for my Dad who has a gluten allergy. They are amazing! I used farm fresh eggs and found i needed to add an extra egg white, must have been small eggs. They turned out great! Thanks so much for sharing!

  • December 18, 2012

    Are these very sweet from the powdered sugar? I’m thinking of using unsweetened shredded coconut.

    I think I will be making these this year!

    • Tracy
      December 18, 2012

      They aren’t very sweet. The cocoa powder makes them less sweet so I would suggest you use the sweetened coconut.

  • December 22, 2012

    These are not only gluten-free, but dairy-free!!! Thanks for the great recipe!

  • Rachael
    January 14, 2013

    wow! These look amazing!!!! I must make them soon…under the pretence of ‘taking cookies in for my colleagues’….I will however have to do a large amount of product testing before I can give them to said colleague! It’ll be tough! :)

    Thanks for this amazing recipe!

  • Priya
    January 22, 2013

    Wow! Second batch made and almost devoured! These are my all time top chocolate cookies I. Love. Them. I just love the chew on them. Awesome.
    The only thing is, I’m in England and you can’t get Dutch process cocoa here so would it work / taste decent with normal cocoa? I’ve been using King Arthur stuff JTB sent in her lost crates but that won’t last forever (unfortunately)!

  • Annamaria
    February 21, 2013

    These cookies are chocolatey ridiculousness! SO good. I recommend eating dough by the spoonful!

  • September 21, 2013

    Just made these and I seriously LOVE them! Next time I’m going to add mini marshmallows for a rocky road feel. Thanks!

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