So we've all had those “Forgotten Kisses” cookies at a bake sale or church potluck right? The crispy white meringues with chocolate chips, maybe chopped up nuts in them? I was never a fan, personally, and would break them open to dig out the chocolate chips.
Well, this recipe has converted me! So little work on my part, such simple have-on-hand ingredients. They're awesome! I often get a random urge to bake late at night, so this is a good solution for me, since I won't then stay up half the night polishing off the batch!
Max calls them “paper cookies” because, I guess, they're so crinkly and crumbly. Oh, and did I mention DEEEE-LICIOUS?
|Image source: Creampuffs in Venice|
So I first pinned these because, duh, Nutella! Anything that lists Nutella in its name has to be good, right?
In a baking frenzy while Jamie was off camping with his buddies (I made this right after I did the Butterbeer cupcakes) I decided to give these a try. Like I said, super easy on-hand ingredients.
This pictures is from the original blogger, but mine looked mostly the same. They just got eaten so fast, I didn't have a chance to take pictures!
I followed the recipes and seemingly random over instructions as written, with a couple of little suggestions (that I'll use myself next time I make these)
I microwaved the Nutella instead of dealing with the double boiler; I just did about 30 seconds at a time, at 3 or 4 power, and stirred it in between rounds. Gives a nice, slow melt so nothing scalds. You're only melting it so that it will mix nicely with the meringue, not heating it up or anything.
Next time I do these, I'll also pipe the foam onto the cooking sheet. The spoon look, which you see above, is fine for any day cookies, but if I was going to make these for a party or something, I'll definitely pipe them out to get a cleaner look and more consistent size.
I also think these would be an AMAZING topping to a cupcake! Chocolate or Nutella cake with a meringue on top? Bliss.
So Jamie and I are now on the hunt for other fun meringue recipes to try… any suggestions?
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