Speaking of those silly tank tops--my cousin is a twiggy little thing and I complained to her about this, while she nodded and commiserated. Not 3 days later I see her in a cropped tank where you can see her bra and belly! I mean..no big deal but cmon girl, where's the solidarity? Even though she betrayed me I still allowed her to partake in the treats I had brought to our grandma's house for her Memorial Day party-these cookies!
And boy, were these little beauties a hit! One of my cousin's kids ate half of them before anyone even knew what hit them. One of my teenage boy cousins was thrilled when he heard I had brought cookies and I know he ate at least 4. Everyone raved about how chocolatey they are, how they taste almost like brownies...but also sort of like meringues? And they're crisp on the outside and super chewy on the inside...really...they sort of perplexed everyone. But in a "how can this be so tasty?" sort of way.
Adapted from How Sweet It Is
Makes approximately 30 cookies.Ingredients:
- 12 oz. powdered sugar
- 2 oz. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 3 egg whites
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350F degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
- In a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment mix together the sugar, cocoa powder, and salt on low speed.
- Still on low, add in the egg whites one at a time (the batter will be dry until the final egg white).
- Add the vanilla extract and mix on high speed for 2-5 minutes, until it reaches a thick brownie-batter like consistency.
- Use a small spoon to measure small dollops of batter onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving about 1 inch of space between.
- Bake 13-15 minutes, until set on the bottom, and let cool before removing from the baking sheet.
- Store leftover cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
Gaze upon that crackly outside and goooey wonderous inside!