Drop Cookies Featherweight Chocolate Chips

posted by Southern 10-04-98 7:40 PM


2 egg whites
2/3 cup superfine sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/16 teaspoon salt (a pinch)
6 ounces chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 350 F. Beat whites until foamy, then add sugar. Beat until stiff peaks form. Mix in vanilla and salt.
Fold in chips and nuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls, 2 inches apart, on a foil-lined cookie sheet. Put in oven.

Immediately turn off heat. Leave for at least 5 hours without opening oven door. (You can even leave them in overnight, if it's more convenient.)

When done, cookies will be very light brown. Store in an airtight container until ready to serve. Makes about 45

SOURCE: Angela Hynes, "The Pleasures of Afternoon Tea" (Los Angeles: HP Books, 1987)

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