Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Cookie Recipe #172 - Chocolate Clouds
Chocolate Clouds - Clouds of Chocolate - the title of this cookie says it all. Crunchy shell surrounding a melt-in-your-mouth chocolate interior will make you feel like you're walking on air.
Ingredients: 3 egg whites, 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar, 3/4 cup granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 2 tablespoons cocoa, 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Instructions: Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper;set aside. In large mixing bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until soft peaks form(setting the bowl and beaters in the freezer for a few minutes helps the whipping process). Gradually add sugar and vanilla, beating until stiff peaks hold, sugar is dissolved and mixture is glossy. Sift cocoa onto egg white mixture; gently fold just until combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto prepared pans about an inch apart. Bake 35-45 minutes or just until dry. Carefully peel cookies off paper and allow to cool completely on wire racks.
Store, covered, at room temperature. Makes about 2 1/2 - 3 dozen clouds.
"Hershey's Homemade", Hershey Foods Corporation, 1991.