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Chocolate Chip Meringue Easter Cookies

These meringues also known as “pedos de monja” (nun’s farts) are white, airy, and light with a little chocolate chip kiss surprise inside.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 36 cookies
Calories: 37kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup superfine sugar
  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup chopped nuts optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  • Beat egg whites, cream of tartar and salt together in a small bowl until soft peaks form. Add vanilla. Add sugar gradually, beating until stiff. Fold in chocolate chips and nuts (optional).
  • Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart on ungreased parchment paper laid on a cookie sheet. Bake until dry, about 25 minutes.
  • Let cool slightly before removing from paper. Set on rack to cool completely before storing in airtight containers.

Notes

Make sure you don’t get a single speck of egg yolk in the egg whites as this will prevent them from getting stiff and glossy. 

Nutrition

Calories: 37kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg