Lighter-Than-Air Brownie Cookies

My picky 10 year old loves this cookie, it is light and airy, almost like a meringue but with the rich chocolate flavor of a brownie. With such a small amount of flour, they are also low carb, bonus!

Chocolate Brownie Cookies
Epicurious October 2001
by Claudia Fleming
The Last Course: The Desserts of Gramercy Tavern


1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 tablespoon brewed espresso
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
5 ounces extra-bittersweet chocolate, chopped
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips


1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, briefly whip the eggs to break them up. Add the sugar, espresso, and vanilla and beat on high speed for 15 minutes, until thick.

4. While the eggs are whipping, place the butter in the top of a double boiler, or in a small metal bowl suspended over a pot of simmering (not boiling) water, and scatter the extra-bittersweet and unsweetened chocolate on top. Heat until the butter and chocolate melt. Remove the boiler top from over the water and stir the chocolate and butter until smooth.

5. Gently fold the chocolate mixture into the egg mixture until partially combined (there should still be some streaks). Add the flour mixture to the batter and carefully fold it in. Fold in the chocolate chips. If the batter is very runny, let it rest until it thickens slightly, about 5 minutes.

6. Drop the batter by heaping teaspoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets and bake until puffed and cracked, 8 to 9 minutes. Cool on a wire rack before removing from the baking sheets.


Substitute 1/2 cup chopped toasted nuts or dried sour cherries for an equal amount of the chocolate chips.


  1. Ohhhh, yummy, yum, yum!!! I truly need that Kitchenaid mixer a.s.a.p.!!!

  2. I love these cookies! Have a great trip!

  3. this sounds absolutely scrumptious! especially with the dried cherry substitute. :)


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