Chocolate Dipped Almond Meringues Print Recipe Print Recipe

 

 

Coooooookies!!!

What? You’re not cookie’d out, are you?

Good, didn’t think so.

‘Tis the season. . .

 

 

It makes me happy when cookies are already gluten-free.

annnnnd good news for you health conscious guys and gals, these little beauties run about 50 calories per cookie.

and Merry Christmas to you!

 

 

Recap of the 12 Days of [Gluten-free]  Sweet Treats

5 more sweet treats to come before the end of 2011. . .

Chocolate Dipped Almond Meringue Cookies

[adapted from Bon Appetit]

PRINT Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 large [fresh] egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped

Chocolate for Dipping:

  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted [microwave or on the stove]

Directions

Preheat oven to 200°. Cover baking sheet with parchment paper or Silpat; set aside.

With you electric mixer, beat egg whites on high speed until foamy. Add cream of tartar and salt, then beat until soft peaks form. Gradually add small amounts of sugar and then beat until stiff peaks form . Be careful not overbeat.

With a spatula, carefully fold in almond extract and the chopped chocolate.

With an ice cream scoop or spoon, drop about a tablespoonful onto the prepared baking sheet.

Bake for 2 hours or until dry. *Meringues are done when the surface is dry and may be removed from paper without sticking to your fingers.

Leave the meringues in and turn the oven off. Let sit for about 1 hour or until cooled and crisp.

Remove from oven and gently remove the meringues from the paper and transfer to wire rack to finish cooling.

Dip half of each meringue into the melted chocolate, then place on wire rack to dry.

Store in an airtight container. Enjoy!

*gluten-free

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  • http://www.turntablekitchen.com Kasey

    These sound fantastic, Lisa! Hope you have a restful and warm holiday! xo

  • http://www.loveveggiesandyoga.com Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga

    They are perfect!!

    The black and white, the contrast….stunning photography.

    And recipe too.

  • http://fooddoodles.com Heidi @ Food Doodles

    Those look so pretty! I love meringues and with a little chocolate is even better :D

  • http://www.howsweeteats.com Jessica @ How Sweet

    these are faaaaabulous.

  • http://guessimarunner.com Lindsay @ The Reluctant Runner

    These look amazing! They would be such a nice change from all of the super rich, heavy deserts there are this time of year!

  • http://www.ladomestique.com la domestique

    A bakery in my neighborhood makes cookies like these, and I’m completely addicted to them! Yours look so good.

  • http://warmvanillasugar.wordpress.com/ Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    These rock my world! Beautiful!

  • Kelley {mountain mama cooks}

    Im never cookied out! These are so gorgeous and look delicious!!

  • http://ingredientsinc.net Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.

    love these!! Putting them on my Facebook page in a second

  • http://www.thelittlekitchen.net/ JulieD

    These look amazing! I don’t normally like meringues (I know weird right?) but almond meringues sound awesome!

  • June

    How many cookies does this make? I want to make these for my managers for Christmas <3

  • WithStyleGrace

    makes about 10-12 cookies

  • PepperKakes

    Did I something wrong … my cookies are about 30 …. or even more :) And about 7-8 centimetre in diameter …