Today I share with you the last of the seven bakes for Christmas. We of course bake
other things but we only cook seven types of cookies. We also bake Christmas cake, Christmas pudding, kransekake (see here) and chocolate roulade ~ a true family favourite (see here), along with other things that catch our fancy, it is a foodie time of year where we perhaps eat a tad too much but come together as a family and share in this culinary feast. This year as we all know is different and many families and friends are separated for reasons beyond their control and we are the same in this household. Today for the first time I made chocolate mousse cookies as my daughter is not a Norwegian spice kind of girl, give her her Asian heritage spice and away she goes but not the warmth of Norwegian cookies, so these are for her...
|Chocolate Mousse Cookies|
Chocolate Mousse Cookies
You will need:
3 egg white
2 tsp vanilla sugar
250g good quality dark chocolate
200g walnuts ~ these could be omitted
2 tbsp corn starch
♥ Whisk the egg whites until stiff.
♥ Add the sugars and continues to whisk till they form a lovely glossy meringue.
♥ Melt the chocolate over a Bain Marie and allow to cool until it is room temperature but still completely melted, you do not want it beginning to form a solid again.
♥ Carefully fold the chocolate into the meringue.
♥ Add the chopped walnuts and corn starch and continue to fold in gently. You do not want to loose the air or make the meringue change it's consistency, if over mixed it will become a runny mix.
♥ Put a tablespoon of mixture onto lined baking sheets, leaving a good amount of space between each one as they will spread out quite a bit.
♥ Bake in a preheated oven at 175 degrees Celsius for about 10 minutes.
♥ As you take them out of the oven they will appear to be very soft, leave them on the baking sheets to cool for several minutes and they will stiffen up a bit.
♥ Very carefully transfer them onto a cooling rack to cool completely. these meringue like cookies are very fragile.
|These cookies melt in the mouth|
These gorgeous mousse like meringue cookies are delicious but do not last very long. Bake and eat within 3-4 days
The best way to describe them are something akin to a chocolate brownie and a meringue.
♥ How are your preparations coming along? ♥