Recently, I found myself at my in-laws house with a craving for something chocolaty. As I didn't have my recipe box with the old standbys I thoroughly perused the many options on my Pinterest boards for inspiration and concluded that this recipe would most certainly do!
|The intended final result picture of cookies on a plate does not exist as they didn't exactly last that long...|
|The ingredients. It was not realized at this point that we wouldn't have enough chocolate chips. Planning ahead fail.|
|The chocolate was melted in 15 second increments to avoid almost inevitable burning in the microwave.|
|And the egg whites are whisked within an inch of their lives! Mwahahaha!|
|Dry Ingredients are measured and piled together.|
|When egg whites, sugary powdery things, and melty chocolate come together the heavens sing!|
|Oh look, the butterscotch! Hooray for improvising!|
Thanks for reading and happy baking!
1 C chocolate chips
1/2 C butterscotch chips (or any other kind of chip you'd like)
3 large egg whites
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 C unsweetened cocoa powder
1 T cornstarch
1/4 tsp salt
- Preheat oven to 350 and grease 2 cookie sheets.
- Melt the chocolate chips in a bowl stirring occasionally. (I found 15-30 second increments to work well to avoid burning and stirred every time the microwave beeped.)
- Let cool slightly.
- Using an electric mixer beat the egg whites to form soft peaks.
- Gradually mix in 1 C sugar until the mixture resembles marshmallow cream.
- In a separate medium bowl whisk: 1 C sugar, cornstarch, and salt.
- Gradually add the dry ingredients to the egg white/sugar mixture and beat until it resembles a meringue.
- Mix in the now lukewarm chocolate and the butterscotch chips.
- Place 1/2 C of sugar in a bowl.
- Roll dough into 1 inch balls and then roll in powdered sugar. (I find a second set of hands here to be incredibly helpful. Much thanks to The Husband for helping with this!)
- Place on the cookie sheets about 2 inches apart.
- Bake about 10 minutes or until the tops have cracked.
- Let cool 10 minutes on cookie sheets and completely on racks. (Or decide to eat them after only 10 minutes of cooling and relish the melty chocolaty goodness!)