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Chocolate Coconut Meringues

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From EatingWell:  November/December 2009

These chocolate, coconut and almond meringue cookies are so light and airy, they are a perfect little treat that’s not too heavy.

30 cookies | Active Time: 25 minutes | Total Time: 3 hours

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Position racks in upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 250°F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper or nonstick baking mats.
  2. Beat egg whites, cream of tartar, coconut, almond and vanilla extracts and salt in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until combined. Gradually beat in sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, beating until stiff, shiny peaks form, 6 to 8 minutes.
  3. Sift cocoa over the mixture and gently fold together with a rubber spatula until combined.
  4. Spoon the meringue into a gallon-size sealable bag (or pastry bag fitted with a 1/2-inch tip). Seal the bag, pressing out as much air as possible. Cut a 1/2-inch hole in one corner of the bag. Pipe the meringue into 2-inch circles, about 1 inch apart, on the prepared baking sheets.
  5. Bake on the upper and lower racks for 50 minutes. Turn off the heat and let the meringues stand in the oven with the door closed until completely dry, about 1 1/2 hours.
  6. Melt semisweet and white chocolate (see Tip) and drizzle or pipe onto the cooled meringues. Let stand until it sets.

Nutrition

Per cookie : 36 Calories; 0 g Fat; 0 g Sat; 0 g Mono; 0 mg Cholesterol; 8 g Carbohydrates; 1 g Protein; 0 g Fiber; 17 mg Sodium; 25 mg Potassium

1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1/2 other carbohydrate

Tips & Notes