April 10, 2011

Chocolate Chip Meringues

Makes 12 Servings.

3 egg whites
Pinch of salt
3/4 cup superfine baker's sugar
1/8 tsp cream of tartar
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
1 tsp ground cinnamon (optional)

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, then set aside.
  2. In a mixer beat the egg whites and salt on medium-high until fluffy. (use a whisk attachment)
  3. Continue to beat on medium-high, gradually add the sugar about 1 tablespoon at a time.  Next, add the cream of tartar, and vanilla extract.  Increase the speed to high and beat until the mixture is thick and holds stiff peaks.
  4. Fold in the chocolate chips and drop 1/4 to 1/2 cup of the mixture onto the baking sheet.  Bake for 30 minutes then rotate baking sheet and bake for another 20 minutes.
  5. Turn off the oven and allow the meringues to cool while still in the oven.
  6. Store airtight in a plastic container for up to 4 days.
Nutrition Information:
PER SERVING (1 meringue): 78 calories, 3g fat, 14mg sodium, 12g carbs,23g protein

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