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16 (makes 16 cookies)
Time to make:
10 mins (Hands-on time: 10 mins), plus 3+ hrs cooling
$0.40 per serve
(at time of publication)
Full ingredients list:
2 egg whites, room temperature
120g (1/2 cup) castor sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
120g (3/4 cup) roughly chopped almonds
125g (3/4 cup) chocolate chips or dark chocolate chunks
Nutritional information (per serve)
Instructions and steps:
Step 1 Preheat oven to 180°C. Beat egg whites and salt until foamy.
Step 2 Gradually add sugar and continue beating until mixture holds stiff peaks and makes a glossy, stiff meringue. Add vanilla, almonds and chocolate.
Step 3 Cover baking tray with baking paper. Drop teaspoonfuls of mixture on prepared baking tray. Place in oven then turn oven off. Leave in closed oven overnight (or for at least 3 hours until oven is cold).
Make it gluten free: Use gluten-free chocolate chips.
These cookies make a lovely edible gift – pack them in decorative boxes with tissue and a gift tag.
About this recipe
First published: December 2008