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Chocolate Walnut Cookies

chocolate walnut cookies

These flour-free chocolate walnut cookies don't have to be saved just for Passover. They're a hit all year. Probably better to make a double batch.

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  • 12 cookiesServings


  • 2¾ cups walnut halves (9-ounces), toasted then chopped
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large egg whites at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract


1. Preheat oven to 350.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together confectioners' sugar with cocoa powder and salt. Whisk in the chopped walnuts.

3. Add egg whites and vanilla extract and beat just until the batter is moistened (be careful not to overbeat or it will stiffen). 

4. Spoon batter onto baking sheets in 12 evenly spaced mounds.

5. Bake cookies for about 20 minutes, until tops of the cookies are glossy and lightly cracked and feel firm to the touch. Shift the pans from front to back and top to bottom halfway through.

6. Slide parchment paper (with the cookies) onto 2 wire racks to cool completely before serving.