Star Provisions’ Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies
Hands on: 10 minutes
Total time: 55 minutes, plus cooling time
3 extra large egg whites
1 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons cocoa
1/3 cup chocolate chips
2/3 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl with a hand mixer, beat egg whites into stiff peaks, about 4 minutes. With mixer on high, gradually add sugar. Once all sugar has been added, continue beating for 2 minutes.
Sift cocoa on top of egg whites. Add chocolate chips and nuts and gently fold them into the beaten egg whites. Do not fold cocoa completely into meringues. Using a 2 tablespoon scoop, drop mixture onto prepared baking sheet. Bake 45 minutes or until you can slide meringues off parchment using a spatula. Do not attempt to pick up meringues at this stage. They are very fragile. Cool on wire baking sheet and store in an airtight container.
Per cookie: 107 calories (percent of calories from fat, 34), 2 grams protein, 17 grams carbohydrates, 1 gram fiber, 4 grams fat (1 gram saturated), no cholesterol, 12 milligrams sodium.