I don’t like meringue. I love coconut cream pie, chocolate pie, etc… but I always, always remove the meringue. It’s gross. My Aunt Peggy always calls it “calf slobber” and I think that's the perfect way to describe it. I always leave the calf slobber lying in my plate.
So, since I don’t like meringue as a topping, I never ever tried meringue cookies. I mean… egg whites and sugar? Baked? How can that be tasty, right??
Well… I was wrong.. egg whites and sugar are tasty! Very tasty in fact.
On a whim, I decided to try this recipe … (another Smitten Kitchen recipe, yes… I know, I have a very small repertoire of blogs from which I pull recipes from). The reason I was drawn to trying meringues, is that I recently saw someone eating one… and I thought to myself.. hmmm.. that texture seems crunchy and chewy all at the same time…. I like that idea.
So, I baked these. And they were freaking delicious! Chewy and crunchy and the chocolate chips in them are so sweet and kind of like grouped together in a wonderful little explosion when you bite into the cookie! I added a little coconut to mine, too. I love me some coconut.
So, now, I’m wondering.. does everyone love meringues? Or are they as exotic and strange sounding to everyone else as they are to me?