Friday, February 26, 2016

Empty Cupboard Cookies

It's Day Before Grocery Day, which at our house can be a day of rather interesting meals. We ran out of milk yesterday and flour a few days before that, and we haven't had white sugar for a week. So choosing a treat for the boys' Tea was a bit tricky.

I thought of cloud cookies, which have almost no ingredients, but it turned out that I was still missing some, so I made up my own version, which turned out quite nice.

Maple Cloud Cookies

4 egg whites
1 1/2 c brown sugar not packed down
1 tsp maple flavoring
pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 275. Beat egg whites and salt on high until white and fluffy. Add maple flavoring and brown sugar slowly. Beat on high until you have soft peaks. Mixture should be rather dense, about the consistency of soft serve ice cream. Cover cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Drop large spoonfuls onto the cookie sheet. Bake 45 minutes. Lift foil off the cookie sheet and set aside so that cookies can cool. Cookies should be light and airy, with a crisp/hard crust.

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