The gift of hospitality sometimes comes with food.
These are sweet, sweet, SWEET!! But if you want to lessen the guilt, they are also no cholesterol, fat-free and gluten-free, too! 🙂
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F
– 3 oz unsweetened baking chocolate, melted
– 1 to 2 lbs powdered sugar (see directions)
– 3 egg whites, unbeatened
– 1 tsp vanilla extract
– granulated sugar for rolling out dough
Melt chocolate, add confectioner’s sugar and egg whites. Mix with spoon, not a beater. Keep adding sugar until the dough is thick and paste-like. Dough should hold together and be stiff enough to roll with out sticking.
Roll out on granulated sugar with more sugar in top; dough should be about 1/4 inch thick. Cut out with small cookie cutter. Place on greased cookie sheet.
Bake about 10 minutes or until cookie is firm and there is a hard crust on top. They are like crunchy chocolate meringues. Allow to cool on cookie sheets. Remove to rack to cool completely.
The original recipe says to use 1 pound of confectioner’s sugar. I needed a lot more to keep the cookies from spreading.
We are thinking of trying a little peppermint extract in the dough the next time…