Meltaway meringue cookies with chocolate chips and the option of adding peanuts. Forget about them while they sit in the oven overnight.
INGREDIENTS (for 3 servings):
- 2 egg whites
- 2/3 cup white sugar
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup salted peanuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
Place the cookies into the preheated oven, shut the door and turn off the oven immediately. Let cookies sit in the turned off oven for 5 to 6 hours or overnight.
In a large glass or metal mixing bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Gradually add sugar, continuing to beat until whites form stiff peaks. Fold in the vanilla and chocolate chips. Add peanuts if desired. Spoon onto the prepared cookie sheets.