Chewy Chocolate Meringues

By Riki Shore
April 10, 2012
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Author Notes: Deliciously simple, these cookies stay soft in the center under a crisp shell. They're gluten free, with only three ingredients!Riki Shore

Makes: 3 dozen

  • 1 cup egg whites
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  1. Preheat the oven to 275 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Place the egg whites and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring, until the sugar melts.
  3. Place the warm egg white and sugar mixture in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat on high until the whites are stiff and glossy, about 5 – 10 minutes.
  4. Add the chocolate chips and mix on medium until incorporated.
  5. Scoop large spoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets. These cookies won’t spread, but you want to keep an inch between them on the sheet. They will look like fluffy clouds, and will retain this shape during baking.
  6. Bake in the oven for about 45 minutes, rotating the sheets halfway through, until they are hard on the outside and soft in the center. The best way to test is to break one in half and make sure it’s cooked through, but still soft.
  7. Allow to cool completely on the baking sheet before removing them carefully with your hands. Store in an airtight container up to 4 days.

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