Chocolat Chunk Chewies – use up those egg whites!

Yes, I’m much later getting this posted than I planned.  With fall baseball season starting, and BOTH my kiddos playing, it’s been super crazy around here lately just trying to get homework, dinner  and practice in each night.  And I’m back to working my regular schedule now that the kids are in school, so I don’t have as much free time during the day as I did over the summer.  I’m adjusting back to the busy school-time schedule, so please bear with me!

So, after making (or at least reading the recipe for) that make-you-slap-yo-mamma yummy Key Lime Pie, you’re probably wondering what on earth you’re going to do with all those egg whites.  I did too.  Of course, you could make an angel food cake, or an egg white omelet (or just add a couple egg whites to whole eggs for omelets or even scrambled eggs), but those things just weren’t trippin’ my trigger that day.  I dug through lots of my cookbooks, in search of a recipe that used a ton of egg whites only.  When I came across one for “Chocolate Chunk Chewies” I knew I’d have to try those…I mean…HELLO!!!  Chocolate!!!

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For this recipe, you’ll need:

4-1/2 cups powdered sugar

1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp espresso or instant coffee powder (you can leave it out, but it really adds a nice dimension of flavor)

2 cups cocoa powder

6 egg whites

4 tsp vanilla

1-1/2 cups chocolate chunks

 

Start by placing the egg whites and vanilla in mixer bowl…

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Then add in the powdered sugar, salt, espresso powder and cocoa…

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Mix at low speed for about 2 minutes.  Cooking 165

The batter will seem a little dry at first, but will become shiny and smooth as it mixes…

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Refrigerate the batter for a couple of hours, or overnight.

Stir in the chocolate chunks and resist the urge to dive in with a spoon and a glass of milk right now!

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and spray cookie sheets well with nonstick spray.  Drop dough by spoonfuls (I actually use a cookie/ice cream scooper) onto the pans…

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Bake for 12 minutes.  Remove from oven and let cool on pans for about 5 minutes.

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Remove to wire racks to cool completely.  Now pour yourself a big ol’ glass of cold milk and stuff your face until you can’t button your pants and you can’t breathe treat yourself to a couple of these cookies.

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I’m making a couple of yummalicious desserts for a family dinner on Sunday, so I’ll be sharing more sweet sensations soon!  (That’s almost a tongue twister!)

Have a blessed day!

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