Triple Chocolate Meringue Fudgies
If you've been searching for a rich, chewy, dark, decadent chocolate cookie that's like a cross between a brownie and a black hole, look no further. Based on a Bon Appetit recipe, and made with melted chocolate, chocolate chips, and cocoa powder, these are profound. Hide them from the children, and don't say we didn't warn you.
See more recipes from Catherine Newman at her "Dalai Mama Dishes" blog.
- Heat the oven to 375, and spray 2 large baking sheets with cooking spray, or line them with parchment.
- Melt 1 cup of the chocolate chips in the microwave, stirring occasionally, until they are mostly melted, about 2 minutes. Stir until fully melted, then leave them to cool.
- Using an electric mixer with the whisk attachment, beat the whites on high speed until they just form soft peaks. Gradually beat in 1 cup of the sugar, and continue beating until the mixture gets thick and glossy.
- Whisk together 1 cup of sugar, the cocoa, cornstarch, and salt in a medium bowl to blend. On low speed, beat the dry ingredients into the meringue with the vanilla.
- Now, with a wooden spoon, stir in the lukewarm chocolate and remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips. The dough will be batter-like at first and then, as you stir, it will get very stiff.
- Place the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar in a bowl. Roll 1 rounded tablespoon of dough into a ball, then roll it in the sugar to coat it thickly. Place on prepared sheet, and repeat with the remaining dough, spacing the balls 2 inches apart.
- Bake until the cookies are puffed and the tops crack, about 10 minutes. Cool on the sheets on a rack 10 minutes, then transfer the cookies to a rack to cool completely.
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In Their Opinion:
- Kid Friendly
- Good for Grownups
- Great for the Holidays
- Kids Can Help
- Perfect for Parties
We get into a comfortable pattern of just making chocolate chip cookies. These are incredible, fairly simple to make, and SO great!
Joaquin liked helping me with this. He helped me check for soft peaks in the egg whites, he whisked the dry ingredients together, pour them into the mixer (I wish I had had my camera out for when there was a giant puff of cocoa and flour coming out of the mixer! He waved away the particles it was so cloudy! I couldn't have him roll the dough balls in the sugar because he would have eaten every single one! An older, more disciplined child may have been able to help with that part.
These were so great—chewy AND crunchy, easy, fast, I had everything on hand so it was free to make in that sense, and they look great! Mine were flatter than the ones in the photo, but perhaps I didn't stick to the recommended size (they were sticky so they all ended up slightly different sizes). I gave some to our friends, and they all loved them as well. Huge hit!