Mint-Chocolate Meringue Cookies
This healthier, low-calorie cookie has some star ingredients such as protein-rich egg whites and antioxidant-loaded cocoa powder, and they’re easy to make. Enjoy during a festive video lunch or a special gathering within your household.
Prep Time:20 minutes
Cook Time:25 minutes
- 3 egg whites
- ⅛ teaspoon cream of tartar
- ⅔ cup granulated sugar
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
- ¼ teaspoon mint extract
- ⅓ cup mini chocolate chips or finely chopped bittersweet chocolate
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. With an electric mixer, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time. Add cocoa powder and beat until the mixture becomes glossy. Add mint extract. With a spatula, gently fold in chips. Place mixture in a pastry bag* fitted with a ½- or ¾-inch tip. Pipe 1-inch rounds onto prepared baking sheets, leaving 1 to 2 inches between cookies. With damp fingertips, press down any peaks. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, rotating pans halfway through baking. Place baking sheets on a cooling rack for 10 minutes before peeling cookies off the parchment.
*If a pastry bag isn’t available, spoon mixture into a zip-top bag and snip a ½-inch hole in the bottom corner of the bag. Batter can also be dropped with a tablespoon onto the baking sheet.
For 5 meringues:
Calories: 65 Total fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 56mg Carbohydrates: 13g Dietary Fiber: 1g Sugars: 12g Protein: 4g