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Chocolate Meringue Stars Cookie Recipe

A beautiful Chocolate Meringue Stars cookie that has a soft center and a delicate crunch on the exterior
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 48 Stars
Author Hostess At Heart

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 3 egg whites room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa sifted

Glaze

  • 3 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips or squares
  • 1 tbsp shortening

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, beat egg whites and vanilla until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Sift cocoa over egg whites and gently fold until combined. Fill a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip (#1M or #8b). Pipe 1 1/4 inch stars on a baking sheet. O.k. to crowd but don't touch.
  • Bake 30 to 35 minutes. Cool on a rack.
  • In a microwave or double boiler, melt semi-sweet chocolate with shortening. Stir until smooth. Dip 1/2 of each cookie in the chocolate and place on parchment or wax paper to set.

Notes

Recipe adapted from 1999 Taste of Home Annual Recipes

Nutrition

Calories: 26kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 19mg | Sugar: 3g | Calcium: 0.2% | Iron: 1%
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