double chocolate meringue cookies
12/06/05 06:45 AM
Double-Chocolate Meringue Cookies
These cookies have a slightly fudgy texture. They are baked, then cooled for 1 1/2 hours in the oven (don't forget to turn it off).
1/2 cup powdered sugar 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa 5 large egg whites 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar 2/3 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate minichips 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 300º. Cover 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper; secure with masking tape. Sift together 1/2 cup powdered sugar and cocoa.
Place egg whites and cream of tartar in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at high speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add granulated sugar and then cocoa mixture, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form. Add vanilla; beat until combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto prepared baking sheets to form 36 mounds. Bake at 300º for 30 minutes, rotating racks after 15 minutes. Turn oven off; cool meringues in closed oven 1 1/2 hours or until dry. Sprinkle evenly with 1 tablespoon powdered sugar. Carefully remove cookies from paper.
Note: Store cooled cookies in an airtight container for up to two weeks.
Yield: 36 cookies (serving size: 3 cookies)
CALORIES 135(30% from fat); FAT 4.5g (sat 2.7g,mono 1.5g,poly 0.3g); PROTEIN 3g; CHOLESTEROL 0.0mg; CALCIUM 9mg; SODIUM 27mg; FIBER 2.1g; IRON 0.9mg; CARBOHYDRATE 24.6g Cooking Light, DECEMBER 2005
-------------------- IBS-A for 20 years with terrible bloating and gas. On the diet since April 2004. Remember this from Heather's information pages:
"You absolutely must eat insoluble fiber foods, and as much as safely possible, but within the IBS dietary guidelines. Treat insoluble fiber foods with suitable caution, and you'll be able to enjoy a wide variety of them, in very healthy quantities, without problem." Please eat IF foods!