Chocolate Chip Meringues
- Yield: Makes 2 1/2 dozen
Source: Martha Stewart Living Television
- 6 large egg whites
- 1 1/4 cups superfine sugar
- 2 cups (1 twelve-ounce bag) semisweet chocolate chips
- Confectioners' sugar, for dusting
- Cocoa powder, for dusting
Preheat oven to 175 degrees. Line several baking sheets with Silpats or parchment paper, and set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the egg whites on medium speed until they form soft peaks. Sprinkle a few spoonfuls of superfine sugar over the beaten egg whites, and whisk in on low speed to combine.
Increase speed of mixer, and continue adding superfine sugar a spoonful at a time, whisking constantly, until all has been incorporated and mixture is firm enough to hold stiff and glossy peaks. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Pipe or spoon small mounds of meringue mixture onto baking sheets, spacing mounds about 1 inch apart. Bake meringues until completely dry to the touch, about 3 hours.
Transfer sheets to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Before serving, dust meringues with confectioners' sugar and cocoa powder.