Chocolate Meringue Stars Recipe

Ingredients
<br>- 3 egg whites
<br>- 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
<br>- 3/4 cup sugar
<br>- 1/4 cup baking cocoa
<br>- GLAZE
<br>- 3 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate
<br>- 1 tablespoon shortening
<br><p></p>Directions
<br>step 1: In a mixing bowl, beat egg whites and vanilla until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, about 2 tablespoons at a time, beating until stiff peaks form. Gently fold in cocoa.
<br>step 2: Place in a pastry bag with a large open star tip (#8b). Line baking sheets with ungreased parchment paper. Pipe stars, about 1-1/4-in. diameter, onto foil, or drop by rounded teaspoonfuls.
<br>step 3: Bake at 300 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from foil; cool on wire racks.
<br>step 4: In a microwave or double boiler, melt chocolate and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip the cookies halfway into glaze; place on waxed paper to harden.
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Ingredients
- 3 egg whites
- 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup baking cocoa
- GLAZE
- 3 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate
- 1 tablespoon shortening

Directions
step 1: In a mixing bowl, beat egg whites and vanilla until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, about 2 tablespoons at a time, beating until stiff peaks form. Gently fold in cocoa.
step 2: Place in a pastry bag with a large open star tip (#8b). Line baking sheets with ungreased parchment paper. Pipe stars, about 1-1/4-in. diameter, onto foil, or drop by rounded teaspoonfuls.
step 3: Bake at 300 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from foil; cool on wire racks.
step 4: In a microwave or double boiler, melt chocolate and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip the cookies halfway into glaze; place on waxed paper to harden.

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