Chocolate Cloud Cookies

Not that there are many cloudy days in Arizona, but when there is such a day, it should definitely include chocolate. These cookies are light and airy and one is only 50 calories! It’s basically chocolate meringue, but the addition of chocolate chips brings them to the next level. They are easy peasy, so go ahead and whip up a batch!

Chocolate Cloud Cookies

Servings: 15 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 300F.
  2. Using a mixer, beat the egg white at high speed. At first it will turn foamy, and then it should become white and glossy. Beat until the peaks in the batter stand up. This should take around 5 minutes or so.
  3. Continuing at high speed, add the sugar bit by bit, then the vanilla, until combined. The mixture should still be glossy.
  4. Next, gently fold in the cocoa powder.
  5. Then fold in the chocolate chips.
  6. Drop spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  7. Bake for about 35 minutes.
  8. Let them cool slightly and then remove from the cookie sheet. Try not to eat them all in one sitting!

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 50
  • Fat: 2g
  • –Saturated: 1g
  • –Polyunsaturated: 0g
  • –Monounsaturated: 0g
  • –Trans: 0g
  • Sodium: 5mg
  • Potassium: 10mg
  • Carbohydrates: 9g
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 0.5g
  • Vitamin A: 0%
  • Vitamin C: 0%
  • Calcium: 0%
  • Iron: 3%

* This recipe was adapted from Skinnytaste, at http://www.skinnytaste.com/2009/11/chocolate-chip-clouds.html#more.