Saturday, December 24, 2011
Cookie Kisses -- A Wonderful Christmas Cookie
It's not too late to prepare a festive, unusual, delicious-yet-light Christmas cookie. These are spectacular and addicting (all the better to make them last minute). This sleeper of the holiday cookie season is a snap to make and has just four ingredients: egg whites, sugar, chocolate bits and vanilla.
Cookie Kisses are simply meringue cookies with chocolate chips folded in, though when this recipe was written, in the 1930s, chocolate chips hadn't yet been invented, so the author suggests breaking up a large Hershey bar. You can use the convenient chips.
Just beat the two egg whites until stiff, adding the sugar while continuing to beat until the mixture is glossy. Add the vanilla, fold in the chocolate chips and simply drop onto a parchment covered cookie sheet. Bake for 35 to 50 minutes at 250 degrees, though I misread the recipe card (again!) and baked these at 200 for a bit longer and they were perfect.