Tuesday, August 2, 2011

TWD Cocoa Almond Meringues



I almost didn't make this weeks recipe. Some weird monsoon has hit our dry state. Can I just say that I don't do humidity, I feel like I am in Chicago. I know high humidity can cause problems with meringues and since I have already had one cookie recipe fail this week (nothing to do with humidity) I didn't want another failure.
But I checked out a few other TWD blogs and decided this was a cookie I had to try.


I've never made a Meringue cookie so I threw caution to the wind (or humidity in this case) and baked them any way. They came together quickly, I do love watching egg whites turn into snowy white meringue. They bake over an hour at two different temperatures. I just trusted Dorie on this one and she was spot on, again. They are crispy on the outside and chocolate chewy on the inside. Perfect. Next time I will add some chopped pecans or coconut along with the chocolate chips.
Mike has all the info on his blog The Ugly Food Dude. I enjoy Mikes blog--he pretty much tells it like it really is.
I baked one pan on parchment and the other on a silpat liner. Cookies slid off the silpat whereas they had to be coaxed off the parchment.
This is a fun cookie, I'm glad I tried it--thanks TWD for getting me out of my comfort zone, again.

11 comments:

Anne said...

I love my Silpat, I don't think I'll be able to bake without them! Your cookies look perfect and I love how TWD gets us to try new things, too.

Chaya said...

No meatballs. Just lovely meringues. I plan to make these again. I hope you do too. They are good.

jillbert said...

You were so smart to try parchment and a Silpat - I was debating and didn't think about trying both. Parchment worked fine for me though. I like your idea of adding chopped nuts and coconut!

Gloria said...

Look really nice ! gloria

Nicole said...

I really liked these, my first time making meringues. I use a Silpat for everything because I find they always work. I'm glad yours turned out despite the humidity.

Becky said...

I loved these. So glad you tried them.

Katrina said...

Your meringues look great. I was a little worried about the weather, too, but seems like all is well.
I love how delicate these are, yet a great bite!

Cakelaw said...

These turned out really nice Cindy, despite the humidity.

Nedra said...

Everytime I see you make cookies, I think of your mom's cookie jar always full for everyone who walks in the back door. What an amazing tradition. Your Meringues look yum!
*I'm going to make your simple brownies today.

TeaLady said...

they were good with coconut. good idea on the pecans.

Mine worked perfectly with the parchment.

Lynne said...

Beautiful meringues! I'll definitely make them again. Just perusing your recent posts, the granola clusters look divine, the grilled pizza-yum, and the roasted red potatoes-super yum!