Raspberry Meringues with Dark Chocolate Chips
Valentines Day is close enough now that we can't stop thinking about sweets. Looking for a royal treat for your betrothed? Look no further than our raspberry flavored meringues with dark chocolate chips. Inspired by all of the betrothals and weddings in the Red Keep of King's Landing last season, our mouth-watery Red Keep Treats are the perfect sweet that will literally melt in your mouth. They're light and fluffy - just right for your sweetheart (arranged or not).
Besides, who doesn't want to feed their Valentine like a royal Southerner?
2 egg whites
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp raspberry extract
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1/8 tsp salt
2 drops of pink or red food coloring
1 cup dark chocolate chips
Step 1: Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Prepare a cooking sheet covered with parchment paper.
In a medium-sized bowl, beat egg whites until soft white peaks form. To check for peaks, turn off your beaters and flip them upside down. Beat until peaks remain on the upside-down beaters.
Step 2: Add sugar, raspberry extract, cream of tartar, and salt. Beat until stiff peaks form. Test for peaks the same way as before. These cookies are naturally white, so I beat in pink food coloring. If you don't have pink, try using one or two drops of red food coloring for the same effect.
Step 3: Stiff in dark chocolate chips. Drop the mixture onto the parchment paper in small clumps, using a spoon. Space each cookie about 1 inch apart. Bake for 20 minutes.
And that's it! Let them cool, and enjoy. But be careful, these cookies crumble easily, so don't pack them too tight.