Chocolate Meringue Stars

"These are easy and attractive cookies. They are light and chewy and you can't eat just one. I usually make them at Christmas, but they will do for any occasion."
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  • In a mixing bowl, beat egg whites and vanilla until soft peaks form.
  • Gradually add sugar, about 2 Tablespoons at a time, beating until stiff peaks form.
  • Gently fold in cocoa.
  • Place in a pastry bag with a large open star tip.
  • Line baking sheets with foil and coat the foil with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Pipe stars, about 1 1/4 in.
  • diameter, onto foil, or drop by rounded teaspoons.
  • Bake at 300 for 30-35 minutes or util lightly browned.
  • Remove from foil; cool on wire racks.
  • In a microwave or double boiler, melt chocolate and shortening; stir until smooth.
  • Dip the cookies halfway into glaze; place on waxed paper to harden.

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  1. Caryn Gale
    It is true that you can not just eat one. I ended up making a double batch. I knew I wouldn't have time or patience for the glaze so I sprinkled them with chocolate sprinkles before I baked them. Looked pretty and tasted great.
  2. mianbao
    These are such delicate and attractive cookies it's hard to believe that I made them. I'm really scared of pastry bags, so kept putting off making them, but in the end, they were very very easy. Rather than glaze them, I melted the chocolate and made sandwiches. My chocoholic husband is in heaven. Thank you very much for the recipe.
  3. ~*Miss Diggy*~
    I thought these were fantastic! I didnt use the glaze on them because I wanted to cut back on the work I was spenging in the kitchen over the Holidays and the turned out really really good! Thanks so much for this recipe!
  4. Chef ChiSox1
    These were exceptionally tasty. I usually only make plain, and sometimes add mini chocolate chips b/4 baking. We didn't dip them, thought they were perfect as is. Thank You
  5. francoroni
    Wonderful cookies!!! I used maple sugar in place of regular sugar, and they were to die for! I doubled the recipe, then made half with no coco powder (so they were maple flavored) and half with coco powder. Both were excellent! I had to go somewhere and still had one pan left to cook, so I put the pan in and turned off the oven like the other forgotten cookie recipes, and they were done perfectly in the morning. Definitely make a double batch because these cookies go fast! I didn't do the glaze on top either. I used a ziptop baggie with one of the corners cut out in place of a pastry bag.


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