Friday, December 23, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Cookies: Snowdrop Cookies

Snowdrop cookies are a favorite of mine. There is just something so appealing about the texture and lightness of this cookie. It is versatile enough to be enjoyed year round, but the name certainly conjures up winter time.

I have had this recipe for years. The mom of the man that I dated for most of college shared this recipe with me - after I had enjoyed a good number of them at her house. Based on 3 dozen cookies, there are just 23 calories (and not much else) per cookie - at least that is what her recipe card says!

Snowdrop Cookies
3 egg whites, at room temperature
1/4 tsp cream of tarter (or 1 tsp white vinegar)
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 c granulated sugar
1/4 c mini chocolate chips

In mixer bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Add cream of tarter and vanilla and beat until stiff peaks form. Add sugar, a couple of tablespoons at a time, beating after each addition. Fold in Chocolate Chips. Drop onto ungreased, foil-lined cookie sheets. Bake in a preheated 250 oven for 25 minutes. Turn off oven and leave cookies in a closed oven for 30 minutes more.


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