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Meringue Sandwich Cookies

Meringue Sandwich CookiesRecipe courtesy of The Incredible Edible Egg™.

Recipe Ingredients:

Meringue Cookies:
2 large egg whites
1/4 teaspoons cream of tartar
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup chopped, toasted pecans, almonds or walnuts

Chocolate Filling:
2 large egg yolks
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup skim milk
1/2 cup semisweet or milk chocolate chips

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Meringue Cookies: In a large mixing bowl, using electric mixer on HIGH, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Add sugar gradually, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form.
  2. Beat in vanilla extract. Fold in chopped nuts.
  3. Drop meringue batter by rounded teaspoonful (about 1 to 1 1/4-inches in diameter) on a parchment covered cookie sheet.
  4. Bake at 250°F (120°C) for 1 hour Leave pan set in oven for another 30 minutes. Remove from pan to wire rack and cool completely.
  5. For Chocolate Filling: In a large bowl, mix egg yolks, cornstarch and confectioners sugar; beat with wire whisk to combine. Gradually, add skim milk, stirring to combine mixture. Cover; microwave on HIGH for 1 minute; stir. Cook 1 more minute; stir. Add chocolate chips; stir continually until chocolate is melted. Cool slightly (filling will be very thick).
  6. Spread 1 tablespoon of filling on the bottom of one meringue cookie. Gently place another cookie on top of the filling.
  7. Cookies are best if assembled shortly before serving. The filling will soften the meringue if prepared too far in advance.

Makes 32 sandwich cookies.

Helpful Hints:

  • You can store hard meringues for several months in a tightly sealed container with waxed paper between layers.
  • If the meringue loses its crispness, reheat in a preheated 250°F (120°C) oven for 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/32 of recipe): Calories: 72; Total Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 26mg; Total Carbs: 10g; Protein: 1g; Sodium: 12mg.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of The Incredible Edible Egg™.