These German Christmas cookies only need 5 ingredients and they are naturally gluten free. Try to use good dark chocolate, it will make a difference in the taste. When the cookies come straight out of the oven, the chocolate will be warm and melted, to die for! The finer the chocolate, the better the meringues.

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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

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  • Grate dark chocolate with a fine grater (such as Microplane®) into a bowl.

  • Beat egg whites in a glass, metal, or ceramic bowl until stiff peaks form. Add sugar and vanilla sugar gradually, continuing to beat. Sift cocoa powder over grated chocolate; fold mixture with a spatula carefully into the egg whites.

  • Use 2 teaspoons to place little mounds of chocolate mixture 2 inches apart onto the prepared baking sheets.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cookies are dried on the outside and slightly darkened on the bottom, about 30 minutes, depending on the size of the cookies.

  • Allow to cool on the baking sheets for 1 to 2 minutes, then carefully transfer onto a wire rack to cool completely, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

24.3 calories; 0.4 g protein; 5 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 4.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2018
I've made these dozens of times for school events because they are gluten free and just so delicious! Everyone loves them Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2018
I've made these dozens of times for school events because they are gluten free and just so delicious! Everyone loves them Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2018
I've made these dozens of times for school events because they are gluten free and just so delicious! Everyone loves them Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2019
These were delicious and didn t last long at all even though I doubled the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2019
Really delicious - but when I bit into them they crumbled and collapsed - nothing but air in the middle (explains why they are only 19 calories!). But nevertheless weirdly addictive and so good. Very easy to make if you know how to whip up stiff peaks with eggs whites (and not over-beat!) you can make these. I didn't have blocks of chocolate so I used Callebaut chocolate chunks and further cut them up with a knife. It makes for uneven bits of chocolate but in my opinion it makes the cookies even better because sometimes you get a surprise chunk of chocolate when you bite into the cookie. Next time I will add a bit of chili and cinnamon. Read More