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.


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.