RecipeChocolate Chip Meringue Cookies

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 35
  • Protein: 1g
  • Total Fat: 1g
    • Saturated Fat: 0.5g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 0.5g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 6g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.5g
  • Total Sugar: 5.5g
  • Sodium: 24mg

How can you improve on a classic meringue cookie? Try sprinkling in some sweet chocolate chips! For a cost of just 35 calories per cookie, you can enjoy a few without overdoing it.

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This recipe makes 20 cookies
  • 3 egg whites, at room temperature
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ¼ teaspoon fine salt
  • ½ cup granulated (regular or superfine) sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 200˚. Line a baking sheet (or two) with parchment paper and set aside.

In a large bowl, using an electric mixer with whisk attachment on medium-high, mix egg whites until frothy. Add the cream of tartar and salt and mix until egg whites hold at least soft peaks; about 1 to 2 minutes.

Add the sugar in 2-tablespoon increments, and continue to mix over medium-high speed until all sugar is incorporated and the mixture is glossy, thick, and can hold very stiff peaks, about 5 minutes more.

Add the vanilla and cocoa powder and mix on low speed until combined. With a spatula, gently fold in the chocolate chips by hand until just combined.

Fill a large plastic sandwich bag with the mixture and cut a small hole in the corner (alternatively you can use a pastry bag or drop heaping tablespoons). Pipe the mixture into 2-inch rounds as evenly as possible. If you mess up piping, you can spoon the mixture back into the bag, wipe the parchment, and try again.

Bake for 2 hours. Turn oven off, and let the cookies cool in the oven and dry out for another 2 hours.