This is the only cookie I bake at Christmas. I'm no Scrooge, it's just that these are easy and I can pretty much create these dainty little crispy crunchy sweets with my eyes closed and guarantee they'll turn out great. I'll leave all the fancy decorated butter cookies to my girls.
Surprise Meringues are my Mom's recipe, and I think she'll be happy that I'm sharing it with you!
Here's the recipe. Last time I baked I used both white chocolate and milk chocolate chips, but you can use anything that's stashed in your cupboard. Long ago I penciled in the amount of the ingredients times four. My philosophy? If you're gonna go to all the trouble of baking, you might as well go big or go home.
Beat 8 egg whites, 1/2 teaspoon each salt and cream of tartar, 4 teaspoons of vanilla til soft peaks form.
Add 3 cups sugar gradually, beating til peaks are stiff.
Fold in 4 cups chocolate chips.
Drop onto paper covered cookie sheets by teaspoon.
Bake at 300 degrees for 25 minutes.
~~~> So ... what kind of cookies are you pulling out of the oven?