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A light, crisp, sweet treat with just a hint of chocolate. Make them minty by swapping mint extract for the vanilla.
egg white(s)3 item(s), large, at room temperature
table salt1 pinch
cream of tartar¼ tsp
vanilla extract½ tsp
sugar¾ cup(s), superfine
bittersweet chocolate2 oz, melted
- Preheat oven to 200°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Using an electric mixer, beat egg whites in a large bowl on low speed until foamy. Add salt, cream of tartar and vanilla extract; beat until the whites hold soft peaks. Slowly add sugar, beating on high until meringue is thick and glossy.
- Using a tablespoon measure, spoon 12 heaping tablespoons of meringue onto each prepared pan; bake for 90 minutes. Turn off oven and let meringues sit in oven until completely dry, about 90 minutes more.
- Melt chocolate on stove or in microwave and place in a small plastic bag; snip off a corner of the bag and drizzle chocolate over cookies. Let cool so chocolate hardens. Yields 1 cookie per serving.