Possibly the best cookies ever (and they’re good for you!)

by Camille on April 13, 2011

Earlier this week, I made the cookie to end all cookies: flourless chocolate-walnut cookies (recipe compliments of Fran├žois Payard). Can I just say? You MUST try them. On top of the fact they contain just six ingredients, are gluten-free and are practically fool-proof, these sweet treats have the most amazing fudgy flavor, and the entire cookie has the consistency of brownie crust.

What I really love is that these cookies are chock full of walnuts. We’ve written here before about how darn good walnuts are for you; now a recent report presented at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society revealed that of all nuts, walnuts are richest and highest quality source of antioxidants. Many Svelte readers have commented that walnuts can have a bitter flavor, but these flourless chocolate-walnut cookies bring out the walnuts’ sweet nutty flavor and cover all traces of unpleasantness.

You can find the recipe here. Try it and tell me what you think.


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Jen April 14, 2011 at 9:02 am

Yum! As a bonus, these might even be passover friendly as well :)

Camille April 14, 2011 at 9:11 am

Jen, I’m pretty sure they are!

Alexa Evans April 14, 2011 at 6:26 pm

Oh goodness these look delightful!

Lauren Slayton April 15, 2011 at 7:11 am

Are they meringues? I love all ingredients in these. I really love walnuts (and toasting them makes them less bitter). Why am I craving cookies at 7:10?

Camille April 15, 2011 at 8:28 am

Lauren, they’re not–you don’t whip the egg whites at all so the consistency of the cookie is much more gooey (more like something made with flour).

Jael April 17, 2011 at 10:29 pm

If you find walnuts too bitter, you can actually peel (most of) the thin skin from the nutmeat before using. It helps if you toast them first, and some varieties are easier to peel than others. But it does cut way down on the bitterness.

Hetty Kallman July 21, 2011 at 1:10 pm

HELP can’t find the recipe! for walnut chocolate cookies

Camille July 21, 2011 at 4:38 pm

Hi Hetty,

Click the link above, or try this: http://nymag.com/restaurants/recipes/inseason/45991/


Hetty Kallman July 21, 2011 at 6:24 pm

cant find the recipe for chocolate walnut cookies!

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