Now here was a recipe that I could not imagine would actually result in a cookie. I read and re-read the recipe and thought I would just have to proceed and see what happened. I am happy to tell you the cookies are delicious! Quite unique in texture, very light and full of a wonderful roasted nutty flavor and a hint of coffee.
Café Volcano Cookies
by Dorie Greenspan (Houghton Mifflin, 2006). Copyright 2006 by Dorie Greenspan.
Makes about 36 cookies
Light, bumpy, nutty and completely higgledy-piggledy-shaped, these cratered meringue nuggets are just the cookies to reach for with your last coffee of the afternoon or your last spoonful of ice cream at night. They are featherweight but packed with flavor, and I love the way they disappear in your mouth — quickly, so quickly and fizzily that if they didn’t have nuts, you’d think you were eating espresso Pop Rocks.