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Chocolate Almond Meringues

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Ingredients
  Egg whites 4 (At Room Temperature)
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Cream of tartar 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cocoa 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Finely chopped almonds 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Blanched almonds 4 Tablespoon
Directions

Beat egg whites with vanilla, cream of tartar and salt until soft peaks form.
Beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, reserving 2 tablespoons.
Continue to beat until meringue is stiff and shiny.
Combine the reserved 2 tablespoons sugar with cocoa in a sifter and sift on top of meringue.
Carefully fold in cocoa mixture; then fold in chopped almonds.
Drop by tablespoonfuls (or use a pastry bag and star tube) onto a baking sheet that has been lined with foil or baking parchment.
Place an almond on top of each meringue.
Bake in a 200°(or less) oven about 1 1/2 hours or until meringues are firm and lift easily from foil.
Remove from oven and cool on baking sheet.
Store lightly covered in a dry place.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Nut

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