Fit Hits the PAN Friday – Chocolate Chip Clouds

If I only had one website to cook from for the rest of my life, I would choose SkinnyTaste! I am probably one of their best advertisers since I post their recipes all the time. This particular recipe blew me away! In our house, I do not purchase many sweets (except Lindt Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt). My husband frequently brings home dangerous desserts but since I started the Summer Slim Down Challenge, he has been very kind and has avoided bringing home sugary temptations!

These cookies are sweet, airy and provide just enough sugar to satisfy your sweet tooth without destroying all your hard work! WARNING LABEL: Yes these cookies are healthier than other cookies you could purchase or bake, but that does not give you permission to eat 4 or 5 in one sitting! They are still full of sugar which can wreak havoc on your healthy lifestyle! With that said; enjoy in moderation 🙂

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Chocolate Chip Clouds
Skinnytaste.com

Adapted from Hershey’s Kitchens
Servings: 30 • Serving Size: 1 cookie • Old Points: 1 pt • Points+: 1 pt
Calories: 53.7 • Fat: 2.2 g • Carb: 8.4 g • Fiber: 1.7 g • Protein: 1.1 g

Ingredients:  

  • 1/2 cup egg whites (room temperature)
  • 1/8 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips)

Directions: 
Heat oven to 300°F. Cover cookie sheet with silpat or nonstick silicone pad.

Using a mixer, beat the egg whites and cream of tartar together in large bowl at high speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar a little at a time, then vanilla, beating well after each addition until you get stiff peaks, the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is glossy.

Sift cocoa onto egg white mixture; gently fold until combined.

Fold in chocolate chips. Drop mixture by heaping tablespoons onto cookie sheet. Makes 30 to 32 cookies.

Bake 34 to 40 minutes or just until dry. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet. Cool completely on wire rack. Store covered, at room temperature.

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