Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Christmas Cookies

I have a few Christmas cookie recipes that we make almost every year. This recipe is the newest one on our "must bake" list, but they are so good and so guiltless.

Mini Kiss Meringues
2 egg whites
1/2 c sugar
1/8 salt
1/8 t cream of tartar
1 cup mini chocolate chips

Place egg whites and cream of tartar in a bowl and mix with an electric mixer at a high speed until the whites are fluffy and form peaks when you take the mixer paddle(s) out of the bowl. Slowly beat in sugar and salt until it is just incorporated. Fold in the chips gently.

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Meanwhile, take 1-2 teaspoons of the mixture and dollop on a cookie sheet, pulling the spoon straight up to make a peak (should look a little bit like a kiss candy). You may want to use parchment paper or a Silpat liner on your cookie sheet, but it is not required. Cook at 300 degrees for 30 minutes.

4 comments:

Jenn said...

OOH. I've made these before and they are so yhum

Steel Magnolia said...

I'm going to put these on my list...

Melissa said...

Could you use regular size chocolate chips or would that be too big? I only have normal size and don't really want to venture out to the store. Thanks.

Sweet Pea Chef said...

Melissa-

Throw the chips in the freezer and then chop them with a big knife--regular chips are a bit too big, but if you break them, it will work!