Roughly six weeks into Weight Watchers, and I’m still going strong. Despite not being perfect when it comes to my eating or working out quite as often as I’d like (though I’ve been much better in that regard for the past two weeks), I’m still losing and getting closer to my goal! And, I’ve started trying out some of the recipes the Weight Watchers Website has to offer…especially the desserts. I’m a total sweet nut, something not helped by the fact that my husband is a sweet nut, as well, but his metabolism allows him to be one without putting on weight like I do!
So, I’ve been using the Weight Watchers Recipe Index to help find some cheats that will satisfy my sweet craving without blowing my points out of the water, like these tasty Chocolate and Vanilla Meringue Cookies.
I tweaked the original recipe a bit. It made a few too many cookies for me, and it was a bit heavy on the vanilla for my taste. But my tweaking did not change the points value, and overall, they were crunchy, sweet, chocolaty, and just overall delicious!
Chocolate and Vanilla Meringue Cookies (1 point for 2 cookies) Ingredients
2 Large Egg Whites
1/4 tsp distilled white vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and set aside. In a large bowl, beat egg whites until frothy then add white vinegar and continue beating until soft peaks begin to form. Add sugar a little at a time and continue beating until glossy, stiff peaks form. Beat in vanilla.
Place half the batter into a separate bowl and stir in the cocoa powder. Then spoon the batter by tablespoons onto the aluminum lined cookie sheet. Bake at 200 degrees for 3 hours, then turn off the oven and leave the cookies in the oven for 1 hour. Let cool completely before serving. Makes approximately 20 cookies.
*I received a 3 month membership to Weight Watchers online for review. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions are my own. People following the Weight Watchers plan can expect to lose 1-2 pounds per week.