Some days you just want to bake. Unfortunately, when I bake, that means I am left with many, many more goodies than I could or should eat. Luckily, I have a friend that I have gotten addicted to these little gems 😀 – perfect plan. I get to bake and we both get the rewards. These are really simple, but it takes patience working with egg whites.
Beaten to firm peaks. This is the part that takes the most patience. You have to make sure you beat the egg whites long enough to form these types of peaks. I thought I was done earlier, but gave it some more time and I got these – beautiful
First batch cooked. Now, traditional meringues are not supposed to brown. Mine always do and I don’t know why. I know the oven is a little hot, but I now account for that when setting the temperature. Maybe I need to set the oven shelf lower. I also don’t cook them to the minimum time. They always feel dry when in the oven, but as soon as I take them out to dry, they get sticky.
I love these cookies. They may not be traditional meringues, but I don’t like them anyway :). These are a little crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside and the chips add a creamy factor. Plus, with so little ingredients, it’s easy to make. They are low calorie treats that make you feel like you are grossly indulging. I couldn’t believe that I didn’t have this in my handwritten cookbook, but that has been remedied. Next time, I think I am going to try and replace the vanilla with almond to go with the chocolate better.