Monday, March 26, 2012

chocolate chocolate cookies

this weekend was a lot of fun.

it included but was not limited to the following...

1. dinner at brouwers with my parents
2. helping my future sis-in-law with wedding invitations
3. trying to make ham & cheese waffles
(more about that later)
4. double date, take out thai food, and a bad movie
5. a spring walk through UW
6. being #1 in my office march madness tournament
7. almost finishing season 1 of friday night lights
(slightly obsessed)
8. good times with dear friends
9. a secret adventure

and....... drumroll please.............

10. making these cookies with my mother

this recipe was found here and was adapted from epicurious.

nonstick cooking spray
1 1/2 cups bittersweet chocolate chips
3 large egg whites, room temperature
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
(yes - these cookies don't have ANY flour or butter. crazy, huh?)

1. preheat oven to 350 degrees
spray 2 large baking sheets with nonstick spray

2. melt 1 cup chocolate chips in glass bowl in microwave,
stirring about every minute. cool slightly.

3. using electric mixer, beat whites in large bowl to soft peaks

4. gradually beat in 1 cup sugar

5. continue beating until mixture resembles soft marshmallow creme

6. whisk 1 cup sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, and salt in medium bowl to blend

7. on low speed beat dry ingredients into meringue

8. stir in lukewarm chocolate and 1/2 cup chocolate ships
(dough should become stiff)

TIP: wait for your chocolate to be lukewarm.
mixing it in too quickly makes the cookie hard to work with in step 9

9. place 1/2 cup powdered sugar in bowl.
roll dough into 1.5" balls, roll in sugar, coating thickly.

10. place on baking sheet 2" apart

11. bake until puffed and tops looked cracked ~ about 10 minutes
cool on rack for 10 minutes

(makes about 18)

we ate these cookies right away - while still gooey.
we couldn't resist!

once cooled however, they turned into more of a brownie texture.
very dense and rich and chewy. delicious!

not your classic cookie by any means.

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