Chocolate Meringue Cookies - Low Calorie

READY IN: 1hr 40mins
Recipe by DogAndCatDoc

Dessert or snack for the low calorie lifestyle. This comes from whatscookingamerica website.

Top Review by forever_jesslyn

This was one of the recipes that I had in mind when I finally purchased an electric hand mixer. Needless to say, I felt that this was truly a letdown. I had high hopes for this recipe, what with all the envisions of light melt-in-your mouth cookies worth only 10 calories! The pictures on the website were so promising!
On my first try, I found that my egg whites weren't reaching the soft peak stage, much less the stiff peak stage. I decided to do a redo, but only this time I wasn't going to whisk the cocoa in. Instead, I folded the cocoa into the egg whites after they had been whipped.
After baking them for an hour, I was shocked to discover that my lovely meringue cookies had burnt! This is one recipe that definitely has some kinks that need to be worked out.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
  2. Line non-stick baking sheets with parchment paper or use the Silpat sheets to prevent the cookies from sticking.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the 1/4 cup cocoa and sugar together; set aside.
  4. In a large bowl using your electric mixer, beat egg whites until foamy.
  5. While beating, add salt, cream of tartar, and vanilla extract.
  6. Add the cocoa/sugar mixture, 1 tablespoons at a time, until the egg whites are stiff and glossy.
  7. Drop batter by tablespoonfuls onto non-stick baking sheets.
  8. In a small bowl, combine the remaining 1 teaspoon cocoa and cinnamon.
  9. Using a sieve or a sifter, sprinkle mixture over the non-baked cookies.
  10. Bake 90 minutes; turn off the oven, open the door slightly (secure with a wooden spoon), and allow cookies to cool in the oven.
  11. Remove from oven and store in a tightly covered (airtight) container.

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