Betty's Dark Chocolate Cranberry Cookies - Gluten-Free!

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Apr. 15, 2016

Betty demonstrates how to make Dark Chocolate Cranberry Cookies. This cookie recipe is from Gail Simmons, a judge on the TV show Top Chef.


Egg whites 4
Lemon juice 1/2 Teaspoon
Vanilla extract 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Sugar 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
70% cacao dark chocolate 12 Ounce (melted and cooled)
Chopped walnuts 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (plus walnut halves for garnish)
Chopped dried cherries/Chopped dried cranberries 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)


Getting Ready

Preheat oven to 325°F. 


Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. 

Using a hand mixer or stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, beat egg whites, lemon juice, vanilla and salt until foamy. 

Gradually add sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Fold in chocolate, walnuts and cherries. 

Scrape half of batter into a large zip-top plastic bag. 

Cut a ¾-inch hole in one corner of bag. Pipe 2-inch cookies onto prepared cookie sheets. 

Repeat with remaining batter and a clean zip-top bag. 

Top each cookie with a walnut half. Bake 15 minutes or until outside is set and dry. 

Cool completely on sheet pans. Store in an airtight container for up to a week. 

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Servings: 18

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 175Calories from Fat 71

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 8 g12.3%

Saturated Fat 3 g15%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 69 mg2.88%

Total Carbohydrates 24 g8%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 20 g

Protein 2 g4%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet