Chocolate Fudge Crinkles
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (dairy-free if you want), divided
3 large egg whites, room temperature
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar, divided
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350°F. Melt 1 cup of the chocolate chips in glass bowl in microwave. If you have a powerful microwave like I do, turn down the power to about 20%, stirring about every 45 seconds or so until smooth.
Beat whites in large bowl to soft peaks. Gradually beat in 1 cup of the powdered sugar. Continue beating until mixture resembles soft marshmallow creme.
Whisk together another 1 cup of powdered sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, and salt and add to the whites. Beat in the melted chocolate until thoroughly combined. Add the remaining chocolate chips. Allow to sit for about 5 minutes. It becomes more stiff and easier to work with if you let it rest.
Place the remaining 1/2 cup of powdered sugar in bowl. Roll rounded tablespoons of the dough in the sugar and coat thickly. Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet, spacing about 2 inches apart.
Bake until puffed and tops crack, about 10 minutes. Cool on sheets on rack 10 minutes. Transfer to rack; cool.