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March 30, 2014
Irene Saiger


Etty’s Chocolate Meringue Cookies (Guest Post)

It wasn’t Passover in our house until we had eaten my mother’s Chocolate Meringue cookies. When I was young we lived in Pittsburg California.  There were only a handful of Jewish families, and the local market didn’t have Passover foods, so my mother came up with this recipe.   I remember after Purim, my mom would drive into San Francisco and do what she called her  “major Passover shopping”.   She would buy the canned macaroons, but they didn’t compare to her special cookies.  Of course in our family, if it wasn’t chocolate it wasn’t dessert.   (What would we do if we couldn’t eat chocolate on Passover?)  Perish the thought!!

Etty’s Chocolate Meringue Cookies

3 egg whites at room temperature
1/2 c sugar
6 oz melted semi sweet chocolate
2/3 chopped walnuts, or any chopped nut of your choice
(almonds are delicious, as are pecans)

Whip the egg whites until they just start to shape into peaks and slowly add the sugar.  Beat until whites are stiff and then gently fold in the melted chocolate and the nuts.  Chocolate and nuts should be well incorporated into the egg white mixture.  Drop by teaspoons onto a cookie sheet that is covered with parchment paper.

Bake at 325 for 10 minutes and then turn the oven off and let them sit in the oven either overnight or for 4-6 hours.  At this point they can be frozen and keep beautifully until served.   Jessica Sacher

3 thoughts on “Etty’s Chocolate Meringue Cookies (Guest Post)

  1. When I first read the blog I thought that my sister, Irene, had really lost it because my mother never made chocolate meringue cookies. But upon further reading I realized the blog was written by a guest. Phew!!!

    I really enjoyed your story and although I will probably never bake these or any other cookies, I think they sound delicious. My sister makes delicious coconut macaroons for Passover and they are better than anything that is made in a factory for Passover.

    Your shvester

    • Hey Anita,

      Thank g-d I haven’t lost it, yet!! Not sure I will get to make you coconut macaroons this year but I promise to make you Mommie’s garlic chicken, chopped liver and kugel. Can’t wait to see you next week and do all the things that little sisters enjoying doing to their older siblings!!!!

  2. Hope people will like it. My mother would be so happy to know that I am part of this lovely community of Jewish women who love to cook, and think of ways of making the holidays more special with delicious food. Thanks Irene! Jessica

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