These are the cookie that I took to the cookie exchange tonight. They are a delectable concoction, and I love the combination of fluffy with chocolate and nuts. They're easy to make and easy on the budget too! They are pictured in this photo: the white cookies in the foreground.
4 egg whites at room temperature
1 c. sugar
dash of salt
1 t. vanilla
1 c. chopped nuts (I used pecans)
1 c. chocolate bits
Beat egg whites in an electric mixer until very stiff. Add sugar, one tablespoon at a time, beating constantly until mixture is very stiff.
Beat in vanilla, vinegar and salt.
Fold in nuts and chocolate bits.
mmmm! That fluffy yummy sight makes me want to eat the whole bowl!
Drop by rounded tablespoonful, one inch apart, on buttered foil on cookie sheet (or the cooking world's greatest invention: The DeMarle Silpat). I found that flattening the cookie slightly before cooking makes a prettier cookie.
Bake in very low oven (250) for 1 hour.
While you are waiting for those to finish, go make polka dot Christmas ornaments for yourself, your kiddos' teachers, your neighbors, etc.
Hey, give them an ornament and some angel kisses and you've got a fantastic gift!
Remove from oven and peel off when cookies are cold.
Makes 3 dozen.