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Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies Recipe

Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies Recipe

This is one of my most popular recipes. Shape them into hearts for Valentine's Day or make them as drop cookies for other occasions. —Debbie Tilley, Riverview, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + standing Bake: 20 min. YIELD:24 servings


  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 3 tablespoons miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons finely crushed almonds or walnuts, optional


  • 1. Place egg whites in a large bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Beat egg whites until foamy. Add cream of tartar and salt; beat until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high speed until stiff peaks form, about 6 minutes. Beat in cocoa. Fold in chocolate chips and nuts if desired.
  • 2. Cut a small hole in the corner of a pastry or plastic bag; insert # 806 round pastry tip. Fill the bag with meringue. Pipe 1-1/2-in. hearts 2 in. apart onto lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 300° for 20-25 minutes or until firm to the touch. Remove to wire racks to cool. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 2 dozen.

Recipe Note

Editor's Note: Meringue can be dropped by rounded tablespoonfuls onto lightly greased baking sheets. Bake as directed.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 43 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 32mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch.

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mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 126173
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2013

"This was my first attempt at a meringue cookie. It was spectacular! It is hard to imagine the deep, rich flavor of such a light cookie. I followed the directions except I dropped the cookies instead of piping them. They still turned out beautiful. I also included a 1/2tsp of vanilla. This is a great recipe to make on the same day as making a pound cake that uses four egg yolks. I made a ToH Lemmon Pound cake that called for 3 yolks. Plus, your oven will already be turned on. This delicious , easy cookie will be gracing our Holliday cookie trays this year!"

Sandrasue User ID: 1465845 53407
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2011

"I love the idea of the heart shapes. I will do that... I think these are fantastic cookies. Thanks for sharing."

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