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Sunday, December 4, 2011
For me, a "Christmas cookie" doesn't have to be green or red or shaped like something "Christmasy"....it just has to be made with love.....and be delicious! These cookies are sooooooo good. My son and I made two batches today and each batch made around 35 cookies. Not only are they good....they are so easy to make (which comes in handy when you have culinary challenges like me!).
Im not sure where the recipe is from....I know I got it from somewhere a few years ago, I just dont remember where.
3 egg whites
1/8 tsp. cream of tartar
3/4 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tbsp. cocoa
1 bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
In a mixing bowl bowl beat egg whites and cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar and vanilla and continue beating until soft peaks hold, sugar is dissolved, and mixture is glossy. Sift cocoa into the bowl and gently fold until combined. Fold in chocolate chips. Use a spoon to drop plops of mixture onto sprayed cookie sheets. Bake at 300 for 35-40 minutes or just until dry. Carefully peel off paper, cool completely. (We baked our 30 minutes)
using the mixer to beat the eggs
licking the beaters is a must
(Im not sure what inspired the headband wearing but he's had it on for two days! LOL LOL)
ready to go in the oven
This is our second batch cooling....the first batch didnt crack like this, but no worries - the cookies were still intact and tasted just as good.