I first made these cookies for the Christmas cooking class last year to use up the egg whites after we made mayonnaise.  We used crunchy peanut butter which was also delicious. I have since made them with pistachios and tahini. You can just eat them like a decadent cookie or sandwich them with tahini labne and eat them as a dessert. So good!

Make these mousse like cookies with 100g nut butter or half a cup of chopped nuts, like pistachios.

 To get half a cup of labne, strain 500g yoghurt overnight in a clean piece of cloth with 1/2 tsp salt. Use excess labne as a dip or in a salad like this carrot one.

 

INGREDIENTS

 

Cookies
  • 250 g dark chocolate – 70%
  • 120g egg whites – about 4 large
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp flaky salt
  • 110g sugar – 1/2 cup
  • 100 g tahini
Tahini labne
  • half cup labne
  • 1 T tahini

Method

  • Break the chocolate up and melt it in a small bowl over a small pot. Cool slightly.
  • In a clean bowl add the egg whites, cream of tartar and salt. Whisk until foamy.
  • Add in the sugar slowly and then whisk for about 3 minutes or until thick and glossy and the sugar is dissolved. To check the sugar has dissolved, stop the mixer and rub a little bit in between your fingers. You should feel no sugar grains.
  • Once the meringue is ready, fold in the cooled melted chocolate and tahini or nuts, Gently fold it together until the meringue is incorporated.
  • Line 1 large or 2 smaller trays and dollop the meringue mix onto the trays – you should get about 20 cookies. Sprinkle with a little chopped nuts, sesame seeds or flaky salt if you like.
  • Bake at 180 fan for about 12 minutes. Cool.
  • Store in an air tight container when cool or freeze. Best eaten in 2 days

To serve

Mix the labne with the tahini. Serve the cookies with the tahini labne or sandwich them together with the labne and serve immediately