I have been thoroughly spoilt this week as Chris came armed not only with a beautiful gift of a collectible Narcissus cyclaminius Wilma (hope that I got the name right) but these awesome cookies and I tell you that they sound like my style of baking!!! I quote These can be eaten on their own but are nicer with whipped cream and fruit. They will store for up to 10 days in an air tight container so are excellent for afternoon tea or dessert that can be made ahead of time.

2 egg whites
pinch of salt
120g Castor sugar
1 Tsp Vanilla Essence
120g Chopped Almonds
150g Dark chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 180 C

Beat egg whites with salt until foamy
Gradually add sugar sugar and continue beating until you have a glossy stiff meringue
add vanilla, almond and chocolate chips and fold togather.

Drop spoonfuls on a tray covered with baking paper
Put in oven and turn oven off and leave there for a minimum of three hours with door closed
LOL forget about for a while.


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