Beacon Hill Cookies

by Bryony Harrison (follow)
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Whether these chocolate meringue cookies were invented by someone living in Beacon Hill, I don't know. One thing I do know, however, is that they are intensely dark, and absolutely delicious. Based on the brands I used, each cookie is about 89 calories.

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 12 minutes
Makes: 15 servings

2 large eggs
50g Xylitol sweetener (or caster sugar if you prefer)
50g chopped hazelnuts
50g 70% dark drinking chocolate (or cocoa powder)
100g dark Belgian chocolate
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cream of tartar

Pre-heat the oven to 180 ༠C/ 160 ༠C fan/350 ༠F/4 Gas.

Melt the chocolate over a pot of boiling water, and stir in the vanilla extract.

Mix together the hazelnuts, cream of tartar, and drinking chocolate, then stir it into the melted chocolate.

Separate the eggs and whisk the whites with sweetener/sugar until they from soft peaks.

Fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture gradually, until it is all incorporated.

Pour fifteen dessert spoon-sized drops onto a baking tray and cook in the oven.

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