April 12, 2014

Chocolate Volcano Cookies

These delicate meringue cookies are jam-packed with chocolate decadence.  They were recently featured in Good Housekeeping as one of the treats to make for a bake sale to earn money for the "No Kid Hungry Campaign."

They are very easy to make, but be warned, they are extremely delicate and break easily.

Enjoy!












Chocolate Volcano Cookies

1 pound powdered sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 large egg whites
1 Tablespoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

In a large bowl whisk together sugar, cocoa and salt.  Add egg whites and vanilla.  Stir in the chocolate chips.  Allow to sit for 5 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Drop spoonfuls of the cookie dough onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.  Leave about 2 inches of space between each cookie.

Bake 350 degrees for 13 to 15 minutes or until the cookies are set (crackly on top).

Allow the cookies to cool for about 3 minutes on the cookie sheet and then with a spatula carefully transfer the cookies to a rack to cool.

Makes about 24 cookies.

(If the cookies seem too sweet, then next time try using 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar and 1/2 cup flour.  This changes the texture slightly, but it is not as sweet.)





Learn more about No Kid Hungry and the No Kid Hungry Campaign with Good Housekeeping.