Chocolate-Cornflake Cookies (Marens-Kornflexkökur)

Icelandic chocolate cornflake cookies
Chocolate-Cornflake Cookies (Marens-Kornflexkökur)
Cornflakes bring a pleasing crunch to these fluffy, chewy chocolate meringues.Ingalls Photography

Cornflakes bring a pleasing crunch to these chewy chocolate meringues, a popular holiday treat in Iceland. This recipe first appeared in our December 2014 issue with the story Northern Lights.

Chocolate-Cornflake Cookies (Marens-Kornflexkökur)
Cornflakes bring a pleasing crunch to these chewy chocolate meringues, a popular holiday treat in Iceland.
Yield: makes 2 1/2 DOZEN

Ingredients

  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 12 oz. semisweet chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 3 cups cornflakes
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 300°. Using an electric hand mixer, beat whites while slowly adding sugar until stiff peaks form. Fold in chocolate, cornflakes, and vanilla. Space tablespoon-size amounts of batter 1" apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets; bake until crisp, about 20 minutes.