METALandMIRRORS: Recipe: Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Recipe: Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies

Holidays! I love this short time of year. Actually, I don't. I think I'm so used to saying that as the acceptable norm in society that I just say it now without thinking too much about it. I could rephrase it and say I love the holidays in the south and with my family. I love the traditions of a big family and the loudness that comes from a big family. I loved it even more when my Momma was here with us. Absence makes the heart grow fonder, especially during the holidays.

My mother always made the best cookies in this world. Everything was made from scratch and it would take her hours. All the kids had their favorites and she made sure to have all those favorites made. My personal favorite was the chocolate chip meringue cookie, or Forgotten Kisses. She named all the cookies special names for us. One was called Russian hats, another was called Tippers, and another was called Ribbons.

Some items needed are large egg whites, cream of tartar, sugar, vanilla extract, mini chocolate chips, and finely chopped walnuts.

Preheat oven to 350*F.

Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, beat two large egg whites until foamy.

Add in 2 teaspoons cream of tartar and beat until fluffy. Don' t over beat or dry them out.

Add 1/3 cup sugar gradually and very slowly while beating slowly. Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and mix in. Then, add the remaining 1/3 of sugar slowly. Continue beating until all the sugar is dissolved and the meringue looks shiny and held or tight.

Gently fold in 1 cup mini chocolate chips along with 1 cup finely chopped walnuts.

Scoop a teaspoon size of the cookies onto the baking sheets while leaving about an inch between each  cookie. They won't spread out like normal cookies.

Place the cookie sheets in the preheated oven and TURN OFF the oven. Leave the cookies in the oven overnight for crispness and dryness. Leave undisturbed and don't open the oven door. If rushed on time, then 2 hours minimum will be okay if need be.

A-Mah-Zing! Perfect little bites of Heaven, yum!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Aw, that is so sweet! Family is a quintessential holiday ingredient for sure! Absence really does make the heart grow fonder <3 !!

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