8.17.2008

Meringue Cloud cookies
with Silky Swirls of Chocolate








 
These gems are super easy to make and I love them because you can get creative with your add-ins. Here I just did semi-sweet chocolate. They taste, and look amazing. I love the rustic look they have with every meringue having an organic and unique outcome. These are also very sweet, so doing bittersweet choc would be a nice balance as well.

You'll Need: (makes about a dozen depending on your cookie size)
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or bar chopped
4 egg whites
1 cup sugar

Parchment paper
Oven
Electric Beater
2 large spoons
creativity

Steps to success:
-Preheat oven to 275 degrees F
-Melt chocolate over double-boiler and set aside
-Separately, heat egg whites and sugar for 5 minutes until quite hot.

Take off heat and beat with electric mixture for 5-7 minutes until the mixture is pure white and you have stiff peaks.

-Drizzle the chocolate over the egg-white mixture and gently fold into egg whites-DO NOT OVER FOLD, YOU WANT PRETTY CHOCOLATE RIBBONS.

-Drop large spoonfuls on parchment paper and with large spoons
-Bake for 35-40 minutes, then take out of oven and place on a cooling wrack. Store in airtight container.

These cookies are quite delicate and have a light crunchy shell with a soft marshmallow-y inside. Yum-right. :)

People love these and like I said, you can get creative with different flavored ribbons. Caramel, butterscotch, melted peanut butter chips, mint chocolate, fruit preserves, maybe even a lime or fruit curd??? Possibilities?... endless people!

Stay Cute!

9 comments:

LaundryBasketCase said...

Mmm, they look yum - another recipe to file under my 'favourites'.

Dawn said...

These are sooooooo awesome ! Maybe I should try making some for real. But not today cause it's my birthday!!! I'll just have to virtually eat some of yours !! Love you ! Thank you, thank you, thank you. You made me feel special !

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Those are gorgeous and must be delicious as well! Everybody would lobe to have someone make it for their birthday!

Anonymous said...

I think these look better than a 40 ounce beer for her 40th!! Fantastico!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUNNY DAWN!!

LOVE,
Erin Buseck

Alicia said...

Those look so good!!

Tartelette said...

You're such a good friend! These sound delicious!

Megan said...

These are lovely! I love meringue cookies and put chocolate chips in them. But yours are so much prettier. Thanks for the idea!

Anonymous said...

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Jennie

Manali said...

Yummy!!!!! mouth watering picks Ivy..:)