Beacon Hill Cookies

Beacon Hill Cookies

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LG Burnett
Recipe by  LG Burnett

“From my great-grandmother's recipe file.”

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Original recipe yields 3 dozen



  1. Melt chocolate over hot, not boiling water. (Or 30 seconds on High in microwave, stir then another 30 seconds.)
  2. Beat egg whites with a dash of salt until foamy. Gradually add sugar, beating well, then beat until stiff peaks form.
  3. Beat in vanilla and vinegar. Fold in melted chocolate and nuts.
  4. Drop by teaspoonfuls on well greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) for 10+ minutes. Remove from pan *immediately*. Decorate with nuts if desired.

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These cookies are absolutely delicious, and so easy to make. However, do remember to peak the egg whites to really stiff peaks (about 10 minutes to get to that stage) and if you try to make these on a very humid day, the egg whites might not set up as well. Humidity tends to make the egg whites fall. Also, cool the chocolate before adding it to the egg white mixture as the heat may make the egg whites fall while cooking.



These cookies were just plain good. Nothing to write home about. Although if I make them again, I would leave them in the oven for only about 8-9 minutes. At 10 minutes they were a little dry and dark at the bottom of the cookie.



I, too, lost this recipe and was thrilled to find it. They are out of this world. For those of you who had runny cookies, you may not have beaten the egg whites enough. Just a thought. Melt in your mouth cookies!!

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Amount Per Serving (18 total)

  • Calories
  • 103 cal
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 6.4 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs
  • 12.2 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 1.3 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 29 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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