from the colonel’s cousin’s girlfriend. this is decadent to the max. mmm…

meagan’schocolate meringue cookies

3 Egg Whites
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
6 oz. chocolate chips
1/4 c. walnuts (if you want, sometimes I leave them out)

-Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

-Whisk whites to stiff peaks. On a high speed, gradually add sugar and beat on high for 2 minutes. Sift cocoa onto the egg whites, add chocolate chips and nuts. Fold everything gently together, making sure that the cocoa is not folded completely into the meringue.

-Scoop meringues onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake them for about 20 minutes or until you’re able to gently slide the cookies off the sheet.