Chocolate Meringue Stars Recipe
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Chocolate Meringue Stars Recipe

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These light, delicate chewy cookies sure make for merry munching. Their big chocolate flavor makes it difficult to keep the kids away from them long enough to get any on the cookie tray. -Edna F. Lee, Greeley, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 egg whites
  • 3/4 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • GLAZE:
  • 3 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon shortening

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 40 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 7 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. Place egg whites in a large bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Add vanilla; beat on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, about 2 tablespoons at a time, beating until stiff peaks form and sugar is dissolved. Gently fold in cocoa.
  2. Insert a #8b large open star tip into a pastry bag; fill half full with meringue. Pipe stars, about 1-1/4 in. in diameter, or drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets.
  3. Bake at 300° for 30-35 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from paper; cool on wire racks.
  4. In a microwave, melt chocolate and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip cookies halfway into glaze; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Meringue Stars in Taste of Home December/January 1998, p29

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 40 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 7 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Reviews for Chocolate Meringue Stars

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Reviewed Oct. 31, 2013

"My meringue cookies did not turn out right. I think maybe we needed to lower the temp? I have a gas oven... Sometimes I think that makes a difference. Will try again! I had been looking for a recipe like this because I used to buy low fat meringue cookies at the grocery store and we all really liked them :)"

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Reviewed Dec. 18, 2012

"good but very crunchy"

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Reviewed Dec. 22, 2011

"These are very good! They somehow remind me of hot cocoa! Very easy to make and look amazing!"

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Reviewed Dec. 20, 2011

"I was confused by the "add salt" in the directions when no salt was listed in the ingredients. I added 1/8 tsp. of cream of tartar instead, and they turned out great!"

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Reviewed Aug. 18, 2011

"I subbed all the sugar for Splenda, didn't decorate with the chocolate on top, used a ziplock back with the corner cup off to squeeze out the meringue. Delicious,low cal, diabetic cookie. Yummm"

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