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Chocolate Pistachio Meringue Cookie

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Servings: 36
Categories: Chocolate / Cookies / Desserts

1/3  c  Pistachio nuts
1/4  c  Semisweet chocolate pieces
2    Egg whites
1/8  t  Cream of tartar
2/3  c  Superfine sugar
1/2  t  Vanilla

Preheat oven to 250F. Grease and flour 2 cookie sheets. Combine the pistachios and chocolate pieces in a blender or food processor. Cover and whirl until very finely chopped. reserve. Beat together the egg whites and cream of tartar in a small bowl until soft peaks form. gradually add in sugar 1 tablespoonful at a time, until the mixture forms very stiff peaks. Fold in chocolate mixture and the vanilla. Using a teaspoon, drop small mounds of meringue onto the prepared cookie sheets, leaving about 1 inch between mounds. bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes or until firm but not browned. Let stand for several minutes on cookie shets. Loosen the meringues carefully with a small knife, transfer the meringues carefully to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in a tightly covered container in a dry place. ---

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