I know I shouldn’t be baking again (after making this pizzelle recipe two days ago) but it’s such a comforting thing to do when the snow is falling and you feel like warming the kitchen (and your stomach). Bathing suit season is still a few months away and these cookies are so rich tasting, one or two are enough to satisfy a sugar craving. Besides, I had lots of egg whites reserved in the freezer looking for a new home and I shared some of the cookies with a neighbor and other friends. So take that you extra calories! I hereby declare that making these was an altruistic deed. (That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it.)
The recipe is from Cathy’s blog, “Wives With Knives” and it’s a keeper – easy to make, delicious and a crowd pleaser for any chocolate lover.
The batter contains no flour whatsoever, so they’re also perfect for those who are gluten intolerant. It’s an extremely thick and sticky batter as you can see from the spoon standing straight up in the bowl.
Use a couple of teaspoons to drop a bit onto a baking sheet. Leave some space between each of the “drops.”
Don’t try to remove them from a hot baking sheet or they’ll stick. Have another baking sheet ready to go into the oven when the first one comes out. Then wait a few minutes until the first ones are cooled a bit and they’re much easier to remove.
Now pour yourself a glass of milk (or a bowl of vanilla ice cream) and sit back and enjoy these chewy, intensely chocolate-y cookies. And don’t worry about trying on that bathing suit just yet. You’ve still got a couple of months to shed those extra pounds.
Chewy Chocolate Meringue Cookies