Wasp Nest Cookies

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READY IN: 50mins
YIELD: 8 dozen
UNITS: US

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
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DIRECTIONS

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