Sunday, February 22, 2009

Chocolate Souffle Cookies

So, I haven't made any cookies for a while and thought it was time. So I searched and searched to find the cookie I wanted to bake this weekend. To be honest, I'm tired of Chocolate Chip cookies, and I'm tired of Snickerdoodles, and I'm tired of Sugar cookies, I guess due to the recent holidays.

So I was reading the Noble Pig site the other day and came across Chocolate Souffle Cookies. Instantly knew that's what I wanted to make so I adapted the recipe there. There is no flour in this recipe, just egg whites, a bit of sugar, fine chocolate and a touch of vanilla and cream of tartar. That's it! These cookies are easy, quick, and delicate but absolutely delicious. I love a chocolate cookie that is so soft inside and a bit crunchy on the outside and as light as a feather. I've just finished baking them, and have already eaten two of them warm from the oven with a glass of milk. Heaven, who needs dinner?

Do try these, I think you will really enjoy them.

Ingredients and Method:

3 egg whites
8 oz good quality bittersweet chocolate
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Whip egg whites until soft peaks form. (If the bowl is chilled and the whites are room temperature it will whip much quicker)

Add cream of tartar and sugar and extract and continue to beat until the whites just begin to stiffen.

Meanwhile melt chocolate in microwave in 30 second increments. Add melted chocolate to egg white mixture and fold in until all one color.

Drop by tablespoons full onto parchment paper on a cookie sheet and sprinkle with decorative sugar and bake in 350 degree oven for 10 - 12 minutes. Let cool.

Enjoy! These will not last long.


Christina said...

This reminds me of a recipe in Once Upon a Tart! The best part is the simplicity of the recipe that ends up being just as good as traditional cookie recipes (the bonus being not having to wait for butter to soften!).

Peabody said...

Those look simple and good.

Veggie Wedgie said...

How cool!

Sara said...

They look great! I love chocolate cookies.

Hillary said...

I love how puffy these cookies are. And nice addition with the sprinkling of salt!