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Chocolate-Almond Meringue Cookies

Yield 2 dozen (serving size: 1 cookie)

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds, ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 (1-ounce) square semisweet chocolate, grated
  • 2 large egg whites (at room temperature)
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3/4 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 33
  • caloriesfromfat 35 %
  • fat 1.3 g
  • satfat 0.3 g
  • monofat 0.7 g
  • polyfat 0.2 g
  • protein 0.8 g
  • carbohydrate 4.8 g
  • fiber 0.3 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.2 mg
  • sodium 4 mg
  • calcium 6 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 300°.

  2. Combine first 4 ingredients in a bowl; set aside.

  3. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar at high speed of a mixer until foamy. Gradually add sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Add almond extract, and beat until blended. Gently fold in almond mixture.

  4. Drop egg white mixture by level tablespoons 2 inches apart onto a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake egg white mixture at 300° for 45 minutes. Remove cookies from pan; let cool on wire racks.