Hazelnut Mocha Meringue Cookies Recipe

    32 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Hazelnuts, whole and toasted
  • 1/3 cup Bittersweet Chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Espresso Powder
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 4 large Egg Whites, room temperature (large)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract

Directions

  1. Place the oven racks in the upper and lower third positions. Preheat oven to 300°F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or a silpat mat and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor (mini if possible), combine the hazelnuts, chocolate, and espresso powder. Pulse until finely ground. Set aside. In a medium bowl, sift together the powdered sugar and cocoa powder. Set aside.
  3. In a stand mixer with the whisk attachment or a large mixing bowl, whip the egg whites and salt on medium speed, until the whites are no longer clear. (Ensure your mixing bowl is perfectly clean and dry, or the whites will not whip properly.) Increase the speed to medium-high and continue to whip, adding the granulated sugar 1 tablespoon at a time as you go. Continue whipping until the whites are firm and hold stiff peaks. They should be very shiny. Beat in the vanilla extract.
  4. With a large rubber spatula, gently and quickly fold in the powdered sugar mixture, until most streaks are gone, trying to deflate the egg whites as little as possible. Lightly fold in the chocolate-hazelnut mixture, just until combined.
  5. With a small ice cream scoop, drop the meringues by rounded tablespoons 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 10 minutes, then without opening the oven door, reduce oven temperature to 200 degrees F and continue baking for 1 additional hour. Remove the baking sheets from the oven, then let the meringues stand at room temperature on the baking sheets. Carefully pull off the meringues off of the baking sheet and serve. Store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature.

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Author: Erin C.
Recipe Yields: 32 cookies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 70 minutes
Total Time: 90 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cookie
Servings Per Recipe 32

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 17
Calories 54

% Daily Value*
3%
Total Fat 2g
3%
  Saturated Fat 1g
1%
Sodium 16mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate 8g
1%
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 7g
2%
Protein 1g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Erin C.

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Erin shares such delicious and healthy food on The Law Student's Wife, we couldn't help but ask the same on Food Fanatic. Being Stealthy Healthy is pretty fun - at least, we think so!