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20.5.10

CHOCOLATE CHIP MERINGUES


These can be fabulous cookies or sickly sweet, depending on the chocolate chips used. It is imperative to use pure bittersweet chocolate chips like Ghirardelli. The alternative is to omit the chocolate chips altogether and just melt a few squares of bittersweet baking chocolate and drizzle it over the top. Meringues have high sugar content already and you don't want to increase that with the addition of sweet or semisweet chocolate chips.

1/2 cup egg whites, at room temperature
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1-1/3 cups granulated sugar
1-1/3 cups bittersweet chocolate chips
3 Tbsp cocoa powder, sifted
cooking spray

• Preheat oven to 300F.
• Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
• Spray parchment paper with cooking spray.
• Beat the egg whites until soft peaks form.
• Beat in the cream of tartar and the vanilla.
• Continue beating and begin to add the sugar gradually.
• When all the sugar has been added, beat in the sifted cocoa powder.
• Fold in the chocolate chips.
• Drop meringues 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheet.
• Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.
• Cookies should be firm and the bottoms lightly browned.
  

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It began with posting a few recipes on line for my family. "zsuzsa is in the kitchen" has more than 1000 Hungarian and International recipes. What started out as a private project turned into a well visited blog. The number of visitors long passed the two million mark. I organized my recipes into an on-line cookbook. On top of the page click on the cookbook to access the recipes. I am not profiting from my blog, so my visitors will not be harassed with advertising or flashy gadgets. Feel free to cut and paste my recipes for your own use. Publication is permitted as long as it is in your own words and with your own photographs. However, I would ask you for an acknowledgement and link-back to my blog. This is to my old on-line friends and visitors: policing the comment section for spam and answering questions has become a chore. Good wishes to you all, happy cooking and keep on feeding your people with good food.

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