Chocolate Meringue Stars

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + standing Bake: 30 min./batch + cooling


about 4 dozen

Updated: Jan. 09, 2024
These light, delicate chocolate meringue cookies are always a hit. Their big chocolate flavor makes it difficult to keep the kids away before they're on the cookie tray! —Edna F. Lee, Greeley, Colorado
Chocolate Meringue Stars Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 large egg whites
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • GLAZE:
  • 3 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon shortening


  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. Line baking sheets with parchment. Insert a large open star tip into a pastry bag; fill half full with meringue. Pipe stars (about 1-1/4-in. diameter) onto prepared sheets, or drop by rounded teaspoonfuls .
  3. Bake at 300° until lightly browned, 30-35 minutes. Remove from pans; 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.

Nutrition Facts

1 meringue: 27 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 3mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.