Gluten-Free Coconut Chocolate Chewies

Kind of a cross between a macaroon and a drop cookie, these gluten-free treats are delicious.

INGREDIENTS:

2 oz. unsweetened cocoa powder, about 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons
11 oz. powdered sugar, about 2 3/4 cups
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 egg whites, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup dried, unsweetened coconut

METHOD:

Preheat oven to 350°. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

Combine cocoa powder, powdered sugar, and salt together in a stand mixer bowl fitted with a whisk attachment.

On low speed and add egg whites one at a time. Add vanilla extract and turn mixer on high for about 2 minutes, until the batter has thickened. Gently fold in the coconut — don’t mix it in completely.

Drop batter (about the size of a rounded measuring tablespoon) onto baking sheet. Bake for 13-15 minutes. Cookie should be puffed and cracked. Allow the cookies cool on the cookie sheet or remove them and let cool on a wire rack.