Chocolate-Chip Meringue Cookies

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner
These chocolate chip meringue cookies are light, crunchy, and have just the right amount of cocoa to satisfy your chocolate cravings.

Yield:

4 dozen (serving size: 1 cookie)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 22
Caloriesfromfat 12 %
Fat 0.3 g
Satfat 0.2 g
Monofat 0.1 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 0.3 g
Carbohydrate 4.7 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.1 mg
Sodium 16 mg
Calcium 1 mg

Ingredients

3 large egg whites
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
3 tablespoons semisweet chocolate minichips

Preparation

Preheat oven to 300°.

Beat egg whites, cream of tartar, and salt at high speed of a mixer until soft peaks form. Add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form. Sift cocoa over egg white mixture; fold in. Fold in minichips.

Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper; secure to baking sheet with masking tape. Drop batter by level tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet. Bake at 300° for 40 minutes or until crisp. Cool on pan on a wire rack. Repeat procedure with remaining batter, reusing parchment paper. Store in an airtight container.

Note:

These cookies are lighter than traditional chocolate-chip cookies because they are made primarily with egg whites and not grains. They are also lower in fat and calories.

October 1999