These guilt-free Christmas cookies are a chocolate lovers dream. A drizzle of chocolate dresses them up for the holidays.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

bake:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 25 mins
prep:
25 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
Makes 24 cookies
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or foil; set aside. In a small bowl stir together powdered sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch, and espresso powder; set aside.

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  • In a medium mixing bowl beat egg whites and vanilla with an electric mixer on high speed until foamy. Gradually add the granulated sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight). Gradually fold in the cocoa mixture.

  • Transfer the mixture to a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip. Pipe twenty-four 2-inch stars onto the prepared cookie sheet. (Or drop mixture by rounded teaspoons onto the prepared cookie sheet.) Bake in a 250 degree oven for 1 hour. Cool on cookie sheet on wire rack. Remove from parchment paper.

  • In a small saucepan combine chocolate pieces and shortening. Cook and stir over low heat until chocolate is melted. Drizzle the melted chocolate over cookies. Makes 24 cookies.

Nutrition Facts

32 calories; fat 1g; carbohydrates 5g; protein 1g; sodium 7mg.
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