Wasp Nest Cookies

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Recipe by CulinaryQueen

Found this recipe tucked inside a cookbook I picked up at a yard sale many years ago. You will need a candy thermometer for this.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup sugar
  • 14 cup water
  • 2 cups almonds, slivered
  • 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 egg whites (room temperature)
  • 2 cups icing sugar, sifted


  1. Prepare cookie sheets by greasing and flouring; set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 300F/150°C.
  3. Combine sugar and water in a saucepan. Cook until mixture reaches thread stage (230F/110C). Remove from heat.
  4. Stir in almonds and chocolate chips using a wooden spoon.
  5. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  6. Gradually add icing sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until well blended.
  7. Add almond and chocolate mixture and stir well.
  8. Drop by half teaspoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets.
  9. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until cookies are very dry.
  10. Let stand 10 minutes.
  11. Transfer to wire racks to cook completely.

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