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Dark Chocolate and Mint Chip Clouds

Easy light and airy cookies made with only 5 ingredients!

We’ve been making chocolate chip clouds for quite a long time in my house, my oldest daughter who is quite the baker, always makes, not because they are light (she’s too young to care about calories) but because they are so good. And, since her BFF has Celiac, these are the perfect gluten-free cookies to share.

They are light and airy and melt in your mouth. I think they even get better with time, and they last quite a while if stored in an airtight container.

When I saw these Dark Chocolate and Mint Morsels in Target, I knew I had to make these! They are the perfect addition to your Holiday Cookie Swaps.

If you like the combination of mint chocolate chip, then you’ll love these little clouds.

Helpful Tip: Always be sure your eggs are room temperature, and you use metal beaters and bowls for perfect meringues every time.


Dark Chocolate and Mint Chip Clouds

gordon-ramsay-recipe.com
Servings: 15 • Serving Size: 2 cookies • Old Points: 3 pts • Points+: 3 pts 
Calories: 130.5 • Fat: 5 g • Carb: 23 g Fiber: 0 g • Protein: 1 g • Sugar: 22 g
Sodium: 11 mg 

Ingredients:

  • 3 large egg whites (room temperature)
  • 1/8 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dark chocolate and mint morsels (Nestle)


Directions:

Heat oven to 300°F. Cover cookie sheet with nonstick silicone pad or parchment paper.

Using a mixer, beat the egg whites and cream of tartar together in large bowl at high speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar a little at a time, then vanilla, beating well after each addition until you get stiff peaks, the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is glossy.

Fold in mint chocolate chips. Drop mixture by tablespoons onto cookie sheet.

Bake 35 to 45 minutes or just until dry. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet. Cool completely on wire rack. Store covered, at room temperature. Makes about 30 cookies.

Chilled Watermelon Cucumber Feta Salad

Chilled watermelon and chunks of cucumber are tossed with feta cheese, Kalamata olives, fresh mint and a drizzle of balsamic glaze. It’s that salty-sweet thing going on here that’s so good – and will keep you cool as a cucumber during these dog days of summer.

This is the ONLY salad I want this week; temperatures are going to be in the high 90’s all week long here in New York. During these sultry months, I usually make my watermelon salad with arugula, feta and red onion[1], but I loved this new combination with cucumber, mint and olives for an alternative, and a great way to use up any cucumbers you may have lying around.

You can double this to make a big bowl for a crowd, or cut it in half if you want to serve two. This makes a great side dish to grilled chicken, or seafood.

Chilled Watermelon Cucumber Feta Salad
gordon-ramsay-recipe.com
Servings: 4  • Size: 1 1/4 cups  • Old Points: 3 pts • Weight Watcher Points+: 3 pt
Calories: 112 • Fat: 3.5 g • Carb: 19 g • Fiber: 2 g • Protein: 4 g • Sugar: 15.5 g
Sodium: 233 mg  • Cholest: 6.3 mg

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups chilled seedless watermelon, diced large
  • 1 medium chilled English cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
  • 1/4 cup (1 oz) crumbled feta
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint (or basil) leaves, thinly sliced
  • 3 tbsp balsamic glaze

Directions:

Divide the watermelon and cucumbers equally between 4 plates or in one large serving bowl; top with olives, feta and mint. Drizzle the balsamic glaze over everything when ready to serve.

References

  1. ^ watermelon salad with arugula, feta and red onion (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)