Thursday, December 22, 2011
Do you still need a delightful cookie recipe for your neighbors? Maybe you are still in need of a yummy cookie to entice Santa to leave you the bestest present ever.
Well friends, these cookies are delightful. They are slightly crispy on the outside but soft and ooey gooey on the inside. They are dark chocolate. They are delightful. They are especially good warm...what cookie isn't?
Plus they are pretty!
Dark Chocolate Cookies
adapted from Divine Baking
1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips (I used Hershey's Special Dark), divided
3 large egg whites, room temp
2 cups powdered sugar, divided plus 1/2 cup for rolling dough in
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 2 baking sheets with nonstick spray. Melt 1 cup of chocolate chips in a glass container in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time. Stir in between each 30 seconds. Should take between 1 1/2 minutes and 2 minutes. Cool slightly.
Using mixer, beat egg whites with whisk attachment until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in 1 cup of sugar. Continue beating until mixture looks like soft marshmallow cream.
Whisk 1 cup sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, and salt together in a separate bowl. On low speed, mix in the dry ingredients into the wet mixture.
Then stir in warm chocolate and 1/2 cup of chips. The dough will be pretty stiff.
Place 1/2 cup powdered sugar in a bowl. Roll 1 tablespoon of dough into a ball. Roll each ball into the powdered sugar, making sure to cover liberally. Then place each dough ball onto the prepared baking sheet about 2 inches a part from each other.
Baked until puffed and top just starts to crack. This can take anywhere from 8-10 minutes depending on your oven, so make sure to keep your peepers on those cookies. Cool on the cookie sheets for about 10 minutes and then transfer most to a cooling rack...some maybe to your mouth. Just sayin'.