A quick cookie/candy treat to make to thrill and delight family, friends and neighbors. I found the recipe in a newspaper article about planning a party. It was from a cookbook that was published last year titled Cookies: More Than 200 Recipes by Jill Snider. I had a free 45 minutes the other evening, and they looked like something I could whip up in a short amount of time.
Part cookie and part candy, the treat was like a meringue but with a shorter cooking/drying time. To change them up, add some coconut, nuts or mini chocolate chips (mint would be good).
Got some free time? Probably not. Make them anyway!
adapted from Cookies: More Than 200 Recipes
makes 4 dozen
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
4 egg whites
pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup sugar
powdered sugar for dusting
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Melt chocolate in a small pot over low heat. Stir until smooth. Set aside to cool slightly.
In a bowl of a standing mixer or using a handheld mixer, beat the egg whites, salt, vinegar, and vanilla on high speed until frothy. Gradually add sugar and beat until stiff and shiny peaks form. Fold in melted chocolate gently until just combined.
Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Put batter into a larger resealable bag. Cut a small corner off the bag and squeeze about 2 tablespoons into a decorative blob (if that is possible) about 2 inches apart on the baking sheet. Bake for about 11 - 12 minutes until the tops look dry. Cool on sheets. Dust with powdered sugar.
Eat many of them.