Light as a Chocolate Cloud Cookies

You may be tired of cookies but here’s one that will help you stick to your New Year’s resolution. With just a few simple ingredients, whipped egg whites, sugar, cocoa powder and mini chocolate chips, these gluten-free, flourless cookies are easy to make, yummy and light as a cloud. One or two cookies should be just enough to satisfy your sweet tooth without derailing your New Year’s diet goals.







Chocolate Cloud Cookies (recipe adapted from

  • Servings: 30 cookies
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  • 3 egg whites at room temperature
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips


Heat oven to 300 degrees. Cover cookie sheet with parchment paper. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar in a large bowl at high speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar and vanilla, beating well after each addition until stiff peaks hold, sugar is dissolved and mixture is glossy. Add cocoa to the egg white mixture, gently folding just until combined. Fold in chocolate chips. Drop by heaping tablespoon onto prepared cookie sheet. Bake 35-45 minutes or just until dry. Cool slightly on pan then remove and cool completely on wire rack. Stored covered, at room temperature.

Note: These cookies have a very mild chocolate flavor. If you you want a more intense chocolate cookie, increase the cocoa powder to 2 tablespoons and mini chocolate chips to 2 cups (12 ounce package).

Nutrition Note: One cookie has 47 calories, 1.4 grams fat, 8 grams carbohydrate.



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