As a student backpacking through Europe, I had my first taste of real French meringue. I was hooked. Today, shops like Paris’ Aux Merveilleux dedicate entire menus to sophisticated meringues. Yet here in the US, these airy egg white-based cookies remain mostly plain and dry by comparison.
Enter these chocolate toffee nut cookies, which are guaranteed to change your mind about meringue. It’s my contribution to this year’s Great Blogger Cookie Swap 2013. Meringues packed with high-quality chocolate, toffee bits and toasted nuts that will win over all the cookie sophisticates in your life. Crunchy, sweet and decadent, these are super easy to throw together and will impress even the biggest holiday cookie critic.