Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Fudgy Meringue Cookies

These cookies were little bites of deliciousness... So fudgy and yummy!! They were wonderful with a little milk and even more fabulous broken up over ice cream! How do I know this? My first batch was a nightmare!! Why you ask? Because this chick doesn't pay attention to directions!! Right in the recipe it says - FIRST DIRECTION MIND YOU... Spray 2 baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray. Did I listen? NOOOO! The end result?

Yep... little tiny cookie chunks, scraped off of my non sprayed cookie sheet! Did I learn my lesson? Well yes, yes I did. My next batch was placed on sprayed cookie sheets and they were FABULOUS!! So, please pay attention to the directions and bake yourself a little piece of this heavenly cookie!

Fudgy Meringue Cookies
(recipe found at

2 cups chocolate chips
3 cups powdered sugar, divided
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
4 teaspoon cornstarch
4 large egg whites, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

Preheat oven to 350. SPRAY 2 LARGE BAKING SHEETS WITH NONSTICK SPRAY. Place a cup of chocolate chips in small microwave safe bowl and cook in 15 second intervals until chocolate softens. Stir until melted. Set aside. Whisk 1 cup powdered sugar, cocoa and cornstarch in small bowl to blend.

Using an electric mixer, beat room temperature egg whites, vanilla, salt and cream of tartar in medium bowl until soft peaks form. Add remaining 2 cups of powdered sugar in 4 additions, beating just to blend after each. Continue to beat until meringue is thick and glossy, about 2 minutes. Beat in cocoa mixture. Fold in melted chocolate, then 1 cup chocolate chips.

Drop batter by spoonfuls onto baking sheets, pushing down slightly. Bake cookies 7 minutes, then reverse sheets from top to bottom rack and bake until dry looking and cracked, about 6 minutes. Cool cookies on sheets 5 minutes, then transfer cookies to racks and cool completely.

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