Monday, April 12, 2010

Chocolate Chewies

(please don't mind the pool of cooking spray!)

I saw the recipe for these and decided that I had to try them.  And soon.  I had never heard of a chocolate chewie cookie, but I like chocolate and I like chewie so it sounded like a good match.  They were super easy to make.  And yummy delicious!
12 oz. powdered sugar
2 oz. cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
3 egg whites
1/2 tsp vanilla
7 oz. chopped pecans (optional)

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Sift the dry ingredients together.  Add dry ingredients to a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment.  Turn mixer onto low and add one egg white at a time (the mixture will appear very dry until the last egg white).  Add vanilla and turn the mixer onto medium-high and beat for 2 minutes.  The batter will be quite thick (think brownie batter).  Optional:  Fold in pecans.
  3. Spoon the batter onto parchment-lined baking sheets and place in the oven.  Bake for 15 minutes and remove from oven.  Let cool completely on baking sheet before removing.

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