Toby, a small amount of moisture causes chocolate to sieze and does not loosen it up. Try pouring the entire batch of egg whites on top of the chocolate and folding quickly, it will work.
I love the taste but when I add a little of the egg white to the melted chocolate, it always seizes. Why does it do that? I always thought that you are supposed to add a little egg white to the chocolate and mix it first to loosen the chocolate. I don't understand why the chocolate keeps seizing on me. Any advice?
I haven't tried these yet but they look good. I'm just wondering why it's instructed to "Position oven racks in the upper and lower third of the oven" and doesn't instruct to bake the cookies on these racks - or am I missing something from what I printed?
Perfect Passover cookie and oh, so easy. We loved them and will share with all our friends and family. Thanks again FC!!
These are delicious! Hard to wrong with an Alice Medrich recipe, though, isn't it? Yes you can make these without the cream of tartar. Make sure that the egg whites are room temperature (separate them while they are cold) and put in 1/8 tsp vinegar. The acidity in cream of tartar is what helps egg whites hold more air - use a different acid and you will be fine. Make sure the egg whites are not cold!
Can this recipe be made without the cream of tartar? (Cream of tartar is not kosher for passover.) Looks delicious.
Chocolate-y, light, delicious and easy to make. They disappeared quickly. As others have said, using the best quality chocolate is a must. Yummmmmmmmmm
I made them for a friend who is gluten and nut free. I substituted finely chopped ginger for the nuts. Very good. Easy to make and well received.
I've been making these ever since the recipe came out in one of the holiday dessert specials FC used to do (miss those!). I love to make them when people are gluten intolerant, and they have been my Darwin day celebration cookie for years too. Highly recommend them, but use good quality chocolate, I use Scharfenberger, or its a waste.
Yummy and a great way to use excess egg whites! I've never been able to make them as small as they call for, I get about 24 cookies, but they're rich and chewy on the inside.
Our local bakery sells these for 2.50$CDN each!!!! I have been trying to find this recipe for a long time! These cookies are delicious!
Crunchy on the outside and airy on the inside, with a rich chocolate taste. Next time I make them, I going to make them bigger than levelled teaspoons of batter. They came out bite size instead of cookie size.
Very easy to make and uses ingrediants I have on hand all the time. Good chocolate is a must here. I tried using a store brand semi-sweet baking bar and the results were 'ok', the better the quality of chocolate the richer they taste.
A wonderful gluten-free cookie I can make for parties so my family has something sweet to eat and share. They keep well for a few days- if they aren't all eaten before then.