Chocolate Meringue Cookies

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Chocolate Meringue Cookies (21 calories per cookie)
Course Desserts
Cook Time 2 hours
Servings
biscuits
Ingredients
Course Desserts
Cook Time 2 hours
Servings
biscuits
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 130°C/fan 110°C/250°F/Gas mark ½ and line two baking sheets (cookie sheets) with greaseproof (waxed) paper.
  2. Preheat the oven to 130°C/fan 110°C/250°F/Gas mark ½ and line two baking sheets (cookie sheets) with greaseproof (waxed) paper.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the cocoa and caster (superfine) sugar together.
  4. Put the egg whites into a large, clean, dry bowl and, using an electric mixer, whisk the egg whites until foamy. While whisking, add the salt, cream of tartar and vanilla extract, then add the cocoa and sugar mixture 1 tablespoon at a time. Whisk the mixture until it forms stiff peaks.
  5. Drop tablespoonfuls of the mixture onto the prepared baking sheets.
  6. Put the 1 teaspoon cocoa and the cinnamon into a small sieve (strainer) and dust the biscuits with the mixture. Bake in the oven for 1½ hours, then turn off the oven and leave the biscuits (cookies) to cool in the oven with the door slightly ajar for another 2 hours.
  7. When the biscuits are cold, remove them from the oven and store in an airtight container.
Recipe Notes
  • If you do not wish (or cannot) use white sugar, you can substitute it with a healthier alternative - like coconut sugar, stevia, dark Muscovado sugar, et, as long as its powdered. You can grind it in a coffee grinder to reach the desired consistency!
  • Total calorie count: 510, approx. 21 calories per cookie
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