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Beacon Hill Cookies Recipe

Beacon Hill Cookies

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"From my great-grandmother's recipe file."

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings


  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 30, 2011

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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 23, 2006

Ok, not great...really sweet and I even cut the sugar to 1/3 cup. Thanks anyway, though.


13 Ratings

Jan 19, 2010

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.

Dec 07, 2002

I use to make these cookies many years ago then lost the recipe. Thanks to you I can make them again. I made them at Christmas time and my whole family was delighted. They melt in your mouth. Very delicate, handle with care. Rosemary

Dec 15, 2010

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!!

Mar 11, 2009

Heavenly!! I love the flat shape and texture of these, crispy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside. Wonderful recipe!

Mar 23, 2010

picked this recipe because it shares the same name as my children's school.this will be are weekend treat.

Apr 29, 2005

WOW! Wonderful cookies...everyone I have shared them with raved. Their texture is kinda chewy on the inside and a little crunchy on the outside. So tasty!


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  • Calories
  • 103 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 6.4 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 1.3 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 16 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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