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Chocolate Chewies

This recipe is from the books Baking and Cookies from Hermes House. (This are the $5.99 bargain cookbooks that can be found at Border's) This recipe was increased by a 1/4 from the original because the custard from the previous recipe required 5 yolks.

5 egg whites (again Phil's)
3 1/4 c. powdered sugar (Meijer's)
1 1/4 c. cocoa powder (Scharffen Berger)
~just over 2 Tbsp. flour
1 tsp. instant coffee (Folger's Cafe Latte, vanilla vibe decaf)
~1+ Tbsp. water
~1/2 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips, slightly food processed (Ghirardelli)

Preheat oven to 325 (My oven runs hot, so I decrease the heat by 25 degrees F). Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper and grease with crisco. Beat whites until 'frothy", which I took to meaning having a thin layer of bubbles that coated the top and remained after beating. Add sugar, cocoa, flour, coffee and water. Beat to combine then beat on high until mixture thickens. Fold in chocolate chips with a rubber spatula. Place big spoonfuls on cookie sheets. Bake firm and cracked on top, but still internally soft, ~12 - 15 minutes.

I think the higher quality chocolate was noticeable in this recipe, but a side by side comparison would be interesting. The cookies were rich and very moist. Maybe they were made too large, or were under done since they didn't have as much of a crunchy crust as the ones aviliable for purchase at Whole Foods. Otherwise the favor was good.
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i thought that yours were better than the ones that i bought at whole foods. i loved how it was moist and soft in the middle and chewiness on the edges were perfect, even the next day (b/c i had tasted them when they were right out of the oven and i know that is always different than the way they are after they have cooled). i don't know how much they would have hardned if it was more than 24 hours though, the stash you gave me didn't last that long. the ones from whole foods were crispy throughout (chewy my ass!) which i was a little bit dissapointed about. i do have to say that the cookies you made were a little bit on the sweeter side, which i guess can be expected since it's made of pure chocolate, but my complaint about that is because it keeps me from eating many of them which i guess is a good thing.