Facebook LinkedIn Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram YouTube Icon Navigation Search Icon Main Search Icon Video Play Icon Plus Icon Minus Icon Check Icon Print Icon Note Icon Heart Icon Filled Heart Icon Single Arrow Icon Double Arrow Icon Hamburger Icon TV Icon Close Icon Sorted Hamburger/Search Icon
Recipe

Chocolate Espresso Cloud Cookies

Presented by If You Care

Yield: Yields about 30 2-inch cookies

These flourless cookies are like a cross between macarons and meringues, with a crisp outer shell and moist, gooey dark-chocolate interior.

Ingredients

  • 6 oz. best-quality bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 large egg whites, at room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 tsp. instant espresso powder
  • 2/3 cup almond meal

Preparation

  • Position oven racks in the upper and lower third of the oven, and heat the oven to 350ºF. Line two cookie sheets with If You Care parchment baking paper.
  • Melt the chocolate, either in a metal bowl set over a pan of simmering water, or in the microwave in 30-second bursts, stirring after each interval. Set aside.
  • With a hand mixer or whisk attachment in a stand mixer, whip the egg whites, vanilla extract, and cream of tartar until soft peaks form. With the mixer running, gradually add the sugar and espresso powder until the egg whites form stiff peaks.
  • Pour the melted chocolate and almond meal over the egg whites and, using a sililcone spatula, gently fold everything together until just incorporated (there should be no streaks of egg white).
  • Scoop scant tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheets, at least 1 inch apart. Bake until the cookies are cracked and look dry on the outside, but still feel soft inside, about 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Transfer the parchment sheets to racks to cool. The cookies are best served the day they’re made, but will keep in a covered container for a couple days.

Reviews

Rate or Review

Reviews

We haven't received any reviews yet for this recipe.

Have you made it? Tell us what you thought!

Rate this Recipe

Write a Review

Delicious Dish

Find the inspiration you crave for your love of cooking

Fine Cooking Magazine

Subscribe today
and save up to 44%

Already a subscriber? Log in.

Videos

View All

Moveable Feast Logo

Season 4 Extras

Paris, France (504)

Experience Paris like a local in this special episode of Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking. Host Pete Evans pays a visit to two culinary icons: chefs Patricia Wells and Guy…

View all Moveable Feast recipes and video extras

Connect

Follow Fine Cooking on your favorite social networks