Friday, February 22, 2013

chocolate clouds

I'm stopping in to entice you to do a little baking this weekend. On Monday I shared how much we love our chocolate pudding. Here's what we make with the remaining 4 egg whites: Aunt Amy's Chocolate Clouds- little meringues.

I'm not sure how to photograph these heavenly cookies to do them justice, so you'll just have to take my word for it... each bite is melt-in-your-mouth-bliss. They're one of my favorites whenever I visit my aunt- from little girl to now. The fact that they're gluten free makes them a bit dangerous these days, but my children ensure sure that not too many end up in my hands.

 Aunt Amy's Chocolate Clouds
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 cups  melted semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional because my kids think that cookies with nuts in them are ruined) 
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Grease 2 cookies sheets.
  3. Beat egg whites until foamy and then add vinegar and salt. Beat until stiff. Add sugar and vanilla.
  4. Fold in melted chocolate (and nuts). 
  5. Drop by tablespoon on to cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes.

I know I've been focusing on the desserts here these days, but we've needed all the extra sweetness we can get.  I promise to balance that with a savory recipe next time.
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Hope you have a great weekend! 
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  1. Ooh, this look delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe Maya.

  2. oh my! these sound divine! printing it out now. :)

  3. these are the cookies our local Randall's grocery store, and now HEB makes in their bakery! I've wanted this recipe forever. they also make it with butterscotch and vanilla chips? they call themblonde chewies and chocolate chewies. These are my favorite cookies ever! EVER!

  4. I think I know what I'm going to be treating myself to this weekend--thanks for the recipe!

    And I have to agree with your kids...cookies with nuts are ruined. Especially if those nuts are walnuts :-)

  5. I always make meringues with leftover egg whites - an absolute favourite here!

  6. These were the first things my dad learned to bake after my mom died. He is also gone, now, but in my family, these cookies are still known as Grandpa's Famous Chocolate Cookies.

    1. Oh, that made my heart ache. I love the stories behind food.

  7. These look like they have a really interesting texture. Thanks for the idea - will be trying your recipe soon.

  8. Your recipes should come with public health warnings! These look baaad, but so good. Sometimes chocolate is very necessary in the mental health of us mamas.

  9. Oooooh! A must try. We love chocolate around here.

  10. These cookies are garnering such rave reviews... I'm certain I did something wrong. Just made them yesterday, with a couple modifications. I don't use sugar, so I subbed out for stevia. Also don't do milk, so in lieu of chocolate chips, I melted cacao butter and cocoa powder. The flavor is great...but they look and taste like sad, soft sponges. Not airy and light, like I would have expected. Darn. I wonder if my substitutions ruined them?

    1. I'm afraid that substations in such a delicate meringue are probably super tricky. So sorry!