Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Weight Watchers Recipe Review: Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies


Alien glop? Or mounds of meringue marvelousness?

Despite Teeny's best efforts, I made it into the kitchen for some meringue makin' this morning. They turned out very well. Perhaps too well. I kept hanging around the kitchen waiting for them to be done (two hours is a very long time).

Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies
1 point per cookie, makes 24
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips, semi-sweet
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 200ºF and cover a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large mixing bowl, beat egg whites with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar and beat until stiff, glossy peaks form; gently fold in chocolate and vanilla.

Drop mixture by heaping tablespoons onto prepared baking sheet about 1 inch apart, making 24 cookies.

Bake until lightly golden and no longer sticky on the surface, about 1 hour. Turn oven off and let cookies sit in oven for 1 hour. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely. Yields 2 cookies per serving.

Source: http://www.weightwatchers.ca/food/rcp/index.aspx?recipeid=129171

Recommended?
Sorta. It was easy to make and yielded 24 cookies just like it said. I did make one small modification and that was to use parchment paper instead of cooking spray. Parchment paper releases cookies like a dream. Much simpler and cleaner, too.

As far as taste, they're crisp and chewy with a nice hit of real chocolate. Yum. However, as far as meringue recipes go, I'm sure there's lower point ones out there. If I make them again, I'll make smaller cookies to trick my brain into thinking I'm eating more per serving.

9 comments:

Lisa said...

believe it or not, although i am a cookie lover, meringue is not my thing.

but..YAY that teensy gave you the time to do it!! thanks for sharing!

xo

Caege Landis said...

Have you checked out the Hungry Girl cook books and website (hungry-girl.com)? I've got the cookbooks and I find them very user friendly and yummy (well the food). I'm a fellow weight watcher and the cookbooks, if you go online, have the points values listed along with pics of the recipes (hungry-girl.com/cookbooks). Some of the recipes are actually co-developed with Weight Watchers. :)

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