Chocolate Meringue Cookies

Chocolate Meringue Cookies
(low fat & low calorie recipe)

6 egg whites, room temperature
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 1 /2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 cup unsweetened chocolate
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Line non-stick baking sheets with parchment paper or use the Silpat sheets to prevent the cookies from sticking.

In a small bowl, combine the 1/4 cup cocoa and sugar together; set aside.

In a large bowl using your electric mixer, beat egg whites until foamy. While beating, add salt, cream of tartar, and vanilla extract. Add the cocoa/sugar mixture, 1 tablespoons at a time, until the egg whites are stiff and glossy.

Drop batter by tablespoonfuls onto non-stick baking sheets. In a small bowl, combine the remaining 1 teaspoon cocoa and cinnamon. Using a sieve or a sifter, sprinkle mixture over the non-baked cookies.

Bake 90 minutes; turn off the oven, open the door slightly (secure with a wooden spoon), and allow cookies to cool in the oven. Remove from oven and store in a tightly covered (airtight) container.

Yields 50 cookies.

Recipe yields 50 cookies

Each Cookie Totals - 0 Fat Grams, 11.3 calories, .28 WW Points