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Torrance Bakery chocolate chewies

Torrance Bakery chocolate chewies
Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

DEAR SOS: I'm looking for a recipe for the Chocolate Chewies at Torrance Bakery in Torrance. They are the best chocolate cookies I have ever had! They are similar to a brownie and are loaded with walnuts. I would forever ... Read more

Total time: 1 hour | Makes 48 cookies
  • 1 cup egg whites
  • 1 3/4 cups Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 pound walnut or pecan pieces

Step 1Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 2Mix together the egg whites, cocoa, salt and sugar on medium speed until the batter is stiff and all ingredients are well incorporated, about 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in the walnuts or pecans by hand.

Step 3Place the batter by rounded teaspoonfuls onto the baking sheet; work in batches. Bake until the cookies are a bit shiny and slightly cracked, 10 minutes. They will look underdone but do not overbake.


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