Air or Meringue Cookies
3 Egg whites
1/4 teaspoon Cream of tartar
3/4 cup Sugar
3 tablespoons Cocoa
Beat egg whites with cream of tartar in large mixing bowl until foamy.
Add sugar, 1 T. at a time. Beat at highest speed until stiff and glossy. Do NOT
under beat. Remove 3/4 c. meringue to small mixing bowl; set aside.
Stir cocoa into meringue in large mixing bowl until thoroughly combined. Drop
cocoa flavored meringue by level measuring tablespoon, about 1 1/2 inches apart,
onto aluminum foil lined baking sheets. Make small indentation in center of each
with top of teaspoon.
Spoon 1/2 teaspoon reserved plain meringue into each indentation. Bake at 275
degrees for 25 minutes. Turn off oven; leave meringues in oven with door closed
for 1 hour. Remove from oven. Cool completely. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.