Cookies

Double Chocolate Meringue Cookies

These pretty little chocolatey cookies are only 45 calories per cookie!  From Cooking Light.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/3 cup cocoa
5 egg whites
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup semisweet mini chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 300º.  Cover 2 large baking sheets with Silpats or parchment paper secured with masking tape.  Sift together 1/2 cup powdered sugar and cocoa.  Place egg whites and cream of tartar in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at high speed until soft peaks form.  Gradually add sugar and then cocoa mixture, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form.  Add vanilla, beat until combined.  Fold in mini chocolate chips.

Drop dough with small scoop onto prepared baking sheets to form 36 mounds.  Bake for 30 minutes, rotating racks after 15 minutes.  Turn oven off, cool meringues in closed oven 1½ hours or until dry.  Sprinkle evenly with powdered sugar.  Carefully remove cookies from sheets.

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Cookies

Cherry Chocolate Kiss Shortbread Cookies

These are shortbread cookies with the added flavor of cherry which makes them delicious but add a kiss of chocolate…perfectly delicious!

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1/8 tsp salt
3 tsp maraschino cherry juice
1/4 tsp almond extract
2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherries
sugar for rolling cookies
48 Hershey Kisses

Preheat oven to 325°.  Whip butter with electric mixer.  Add powdered sugar and salt beating until combined.  Beat in cherry juice and almond extract.  Mix in flour and chopped cherries.  Use small cookie scoop to make 1 inch balls, roll in sugar, and place on ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake 10-12 minutes or until bottoms are light brown.  Place chocolate kiss in the center of each cookie right as they come from oven.  Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

If you are interested in Demarle bakeware and kitchen tools such as the Silpat & Perforated Baking Sheet please visit mydemarleathome.com/kristenparker or simply click on the Demarle at Home logo below.