Holy Spoons

The gift of hospitality sometimes comes with food.

Chocolate Stars

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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

INGREDIENTS:

– 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.

NOTES:
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…

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Wife, mom, sister, pastor, chaplain, friend and Buckeye. I Yam what I Yam. Frequently imperfect, completely loved, and grateful.

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This entry was posted on December 14, 2014 by in Desserts we love, family fave, gluten-free, Old Family Recipe, Uncategorized.
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