White Air Cookies

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Cooling Time: 5 min
Yields: 30 cookies (2 1/2 dozen)

Description

These elegant White Air Cookies are light, "meringue-like" yet chocolatey treats that are particularly popular during the holidays.

Ingredients

  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch cream of tarter spice
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 pkg. red and/or green sprinkles (optional)

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 300° F. Grease or line baking sheets with parchment paper.

BEAT egg whites, salt and cream of tartar in small mixer bowl until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar; beat until stiff peaks form. Gently fold in morsels 1/2 cup at a time. Drop by level tablespoon onto prepared baking sheets. Sprinkle lightly with sugar, if desired.

BAKE for 20 to 25 minutes or until meringues are dry and crisp. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Store in airtight containers.

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by V. VICTORIA , GAINESVILLE, FL on Jan. 2009

I've used my mother's recipe for years. But my recipe box is missing in action. Therefore I searched here to find a replacemnet for now. This is just like her recipe.

white air cookies

by R. Roxanne , Milton Freewater, OR on Dec. 2008

I just made these for my christmas platters, they were very easy to make. They turned out wonderful and tasted great! thank you for this recipe. I try to make a couple of new kinds cookies every year and make the old familiar ones my family loves, but they do get boring year after year so it's nice to have new recipes to try.

Too sweet

by L. Lisa , BOBTOWN, PA on Feb. 2008

I actually burnt mine, next time I'll use parchment paper instead of just greasing the pan. My boyfriend liked them (except for the burnt bottoms), but they were too sweet for my taste. I will try to make them again. Next time I won't burn them.

White Air Cookies

by J. Jeanne , HUNTERTOWN, IN on Sep. 2007

This cookie can be used at any holiday depending on the color sugar used. It will be fun for Halloween treats with orange and black, purple, etc. Our church festival sells them fast.

THESE ARE LITE

by C. CHARLENE , DERRY, NH on Aug. 2006

THESE COOKIES WERE LITE AND EASY TO MAKE. THE KIDS LOVED THEM AND REQUESTED THEM AGAIN THROUGH OUT THE YEAR.

Wonderful, light, & sweet

by J. Jan , BLYTHEVILLE, AR on Apr. 2006

I am always baking things to send with my husband at work...and since it is spring, I though this would make a light--refreshing cookie. When he came home from work, he informed me that I didn't send enough of them. Actually, I sent the whole batch!

different and delicious

by E. ELAINE , PHOENIX, AZ on Feb. 2006

This recipe is not only delicious but it is so easy to make. I made them at christmas time and everyone loved them , i got requests for the recipe and requests to make more.

What a GREAT cookie!

by M. Ms. , FARMINGDALE, NY on Dec. 2005

I could eat an entire batch of these all by myself. The meringue is perfect. Light and very airy. These heavenly little cookies are a MUST for every Holiday baker to include this year! Once you try them you will FLIP over them as we all did! My grandson calls them CLOUD cookies . . . because they taste like clouds. I added a little powdered (pulverized) candy cane to the last batch. WOW!

white air cookie

by r. roberta , bernville, PA on Dec. 2005

I real like this cookie. My neighbor said she would not mind if she would find them in cookies in any cookie trays I give her.

great cookies

by J. J , N LAUDERDALE, FL on Apr. 2005

I made these cookies and they are sooooo good.