Friday, July 6, 2012

Chewy Chocolate Meringue Cookies...All Aboard!

Get on board!  The Chewy Chocolate Meringue Cookie train is making the circuit and you do not want to miss out!  I first saw the train moving out of the station at Wives with Knives.  Cathy posted a picture that had my mouth watering...she caught the train after it left Chris's at The Cafe Sucre Farine.  Now this was a train that I didn't want to miss....chewy, chocolatey, shiny little cookies.  
  
I copied off the recipe and set it aside.  What!?  While I was waiting for that special moment to bake the cookies, the train left Ann's station at Thibeault's Table.  Ann fell in love with the little morsels.  I really wanted on the train so I found the recipe and decided to make them Father's Day weekend.  Well, I did. ....and what happened?  The train moved out of station, La Table de Nana.  Monique had made the cookies the same weekend.  Her comment:  Ooh La La!

The train is now on its way to the next stop....you wouldn't be sorry if you jumped on board and made these cookies.  They are a light, chewy, chocolatey delight. (Seems that I am repeating myself....)


Chewy Chocolate Meringue Cookies

3 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup plus 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 1/2 cups chocolate chips
4 egg whites
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
Optional ingredients:  dried cranberries, dried cherries, toffee bits

Position 2 racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven.  Heat oven to 350° F.  Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper lightly buttered.

Mix sugar, cocoa and salt in a bowl. Stir in chocolate chips.  Add egg whites and vanilla; mix with a fork or electric mixer on medium until batter is just moistened.  (Do not overbeat or batter will stiffen.)

Drop batter by teaspoonfuls onto baking sheets in evenly spaced mounds.  Bake cookies until tops are lightly cracked and glossy, about 15 minutes.  Cool briefly, then carefully remove from parchment paper.  Cookies may be soft and fragile so proceed carefully to lift cookies and place them on racks to cool.  Do not wait too long to remove them from the baking sheets, for they will stick, even to parchment paper.  Repeat with remaining batter.  Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a  week.

PRINTABLE RECIPE


The cookies were delicious...they sure exceeded any expectation that I had....I would encourage you to get on board the Chewy Chocolate Meringue Cookie express!

All Aboard.....

I am participating in Sweets for a Saturday hosted by Lisa at Sweet As Sugar Cookies and the Weekend Potluck hosted by Marsha at The Better Baker.

13 comments:

  1. I was aboard!:) Your post is so cute..and the cookies..look just like mine..we have a friend of mine coming to help J w/ some work this week..And I will be making these for him:)
    I just prepared a post w/ lilies:) Too uncanny!
    Irepeatmyselfallthetime:)

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  2. Thanks for your comment on my Texas Sheet Cake. It really is to die for! The picture doesn't do it justice. Though right now I'm drooling over your cookies!

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  3. My husband is the cookie lover in this family and this is exactly what he likes - chewy cookies and the chocolate only makes them better. I eyed these on Cathy' blog earlier and knew they were a winner. So glad you've confirmed it!
    Sam

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  4. I love chewy cookies so I definitely will be on board with these delicious looking cookies. YUM!!

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  5. Hubby loves chewy cookies...This would be a hit with him. YUM!! Thanks!

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  6. These look fantastic!!! I'm catching this train, too :)

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  7. Now that's a train of superb verification that this must be one awesome cookie recipe! When it cools down, I'll be on board and heat up the oven ready for baking! Thanks for stopping by today too Kate!

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  8. I think I can, I think I can... yes, I will be jumping on board as soon as our remodel is finished, and I can get back into the kitchen. I have followed this train for a while and I can see why everyone wants to make it. These are pretty cookies!

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  9. Bookmarking NOW! These look delish!

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  10. Chocolate and chewy - two of my favorite things in a cookie! Irresistible!

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  11. These are fabulous! I just might have to have one with my coffe in the morning too.

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  12. I'm a little on the "late freight" for the train, but, Kate, I was so happy with these delights when you brought them to our last AAUW Great Decisions meeting! Gluten free, too, they were perfect for Judy. I'm making them for her birthday this weekend! Thank you! All Aboard! xoA

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    1. We are LOVING these. Munch, munch, munch.

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