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Chocolate Espresso Pavlova Cookies (Gluten Free)

This naturally gluten free drop cookie is so quick and easy to make. I found the inspiration for this great recipe on Rock Recipes. It satisfies a chocolate craving and makes a bowl of ice cream  and strawberries feel like a special dessert.  

  • 3 cups icing sugar
  • 2/3 cup cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant coffee powder (I use Starbucks)
  • 3/4 cup egg whites (about 4 large egg whites)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together the dry ingredients through a sieve 3 times until it all looks the same color.
  3. Add the egg whites, vanilla, and vinegar and beat together until thick and glossy and smooth.
  4. Stir in chocolate chips.
  5. Line 3 cookie sheets with parchment paper. Spray the parchment lightly with cooking spray.
  6. Drop 12  large teaspoons of cookie dough on each cookie sheet.
  7. Bake about 10 minutes or until cookies puff up and have a crackled top.
  8. Let the cookies completely cool before removing from parchment paper.

Makes 36 cookies


  1. woow, awesome. that a simple recep..maybe i can try in my home. thanks for sharing your artickel :-)

  2. Is icing suger the confectioner's (also known as 10X) sugar?

    1. Yes icing sugar which is powdery is also known as confectioners sugar.

  3. Very tasty recipe ~ thank you! But even after *completely* cooling them on the parchment, mine stuck to it badly. Any idea why?
    Anyhow, they taste good! ;)

    1. Next time, try lightly spraying the parchment paper with cooking spray.

  4. Wow! It makes me feel really excited to make myself.

  5. Magnificent! I can not wait to make one!


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