Ever have those weeks where you just can't stop eating? I had a few of those weeks recently. So when I began craving something sweet, I knew I could not whip up a batch of chocolate chip cookies or I would be in serious trouble come weighing time! Then I remembered I could make meringues and still be able to eat enough to satisfy me and not have to worry about gaining a pound or two. Just what I was looking for!
Chocolate Chip Meringues
2 eggs whites
1/4 tsp. salt
2/3 cup white sugar
1/8 tsp. cream of tartar
1 cup miniature chocolate chips (you can add less if desired)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or generously grease.
Beat the egg whites and salt with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. As the mixer is running, add the sugar slowly, a few tablespoons at a time. Stir to blend then add cream of tartar.
Gently fold in the chocolate chips using a wooden spoon or rubber spatula. Use a tablespoon to drop batter onto the cookie sheet. Place into the oven then turn off the heat. Leave in for at least 4 hours or overnight for the best results. Recipe doubles nicely.
“Comedy just pokes at problems, rarely confronts them squarely. Drama is like a plate of meat and potatoes, comedy is rather the dessert, a bit like meringue.”