Monday, January 7, 2013

Mint Chocolate Chip Clouds

Mint Chocolate Chip Cloud
Hi everyone! HAPPY NEW YEAR! I cannot believe it's already a whole new year! Can you believe it was only a year ago that I started this blog?! A whole year has already passed.  That's craziness! Things to be proud of: starting this blog, graduating college, starting a real job, and traveling a little more than usual. What's my new years resolution you ask? Well there are the cliche ones of losing the stubborn 10 pounds (so hard!), eating healthier (more green smoothies), blogging more than last year, maybe try video blogs for food, and finally doing something that is going to change my life forever (I'm going to keep that a secret for now).  What are your new year's resolutions?

Okay, so I made these cookies a while back, but they are absolutely delicious.  Very few calories per cookie, mostly the calories come just from the chocolate chips! My girl Gina is owner of this recipe and man did she do an amazing job! I took a bunch of these to work and it was an absolute hit.  Since starting to work, it's awesome whenever I have extras of goodies, I just go ahead and bring them to work! Anyways give these a shot, believe me you won't be disappointed!

Ingredients for Cookies
Ingredients (30-35 cookies):
3 large egg whites (room temperature)
1/8 tsp cream of tartar (spice aisle)
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup dark and mint chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.  Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
2. Using a mixer (I used my Power Advantage Plus 9-Speed Hand Mixer), beat the egg whites and cream of tartar on high until soft picks.  Soft picks are when you pull up the mixer and the mixture stands up slightly.  
3. Slowly add the sugar, 1/8 cup at a time, beating the mixture the whole time.  Then add the vanilla extract.  The sugar should be completely dissolved leaving everything glossy.  
4. Fold in the dark chocolate and mint chips.

5. Drop the mixture by spoonfuls on the cookie sheet.
6. Bake cookies for about 40-45 minutes until the cookies are dry.

7. Cool on wire rack for about 10 minutes.  

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