Chocolate Pistachio Meringue Cookie
Semisweet chocolate pieces
Cream of tartar
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. ---