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Chocolate Meringue Cookies

October 15, 2017
4 Ratings
Photo by Bobbi Lin
  • Makes about 30 cookies
Author Notes

This recipe is great to have on hand for edible gifts. Using a hand blender with the whisk attachment, like the Braun MultiQuick 9, you can quick and smoothly whip egg whites. —Samantha Weiss Hills

What You'll Need
  • 6 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 1/2 cups (340 g) superfine sugar
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • Melted bittersweet chocolate (optional)
  1. Heat the oven to 225°F (107°C). Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Grab a hand blender fitted with the whisk attachment. In a large, deep bowl, beat the egg whites on low to medium-low until foamy, 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Add the vanilla and cream of tartar and beat until incorporated. With the whisk running, gradually add the superfine sugar and cocoa powder and turn up the blender to medium speed. Beat until the whites hold soft peaks, 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Using a large spoon, drop large dollops of the whipped egg whites onto the prepared baking sheets about 1 1/4 inches apart.
  5. Bake in the oven for about an hour, until the meringues are crisp on the outside but not browned. They shouldn't be completely dry, nor too wet in the center.
  6. Remove them from the oven, set the parchment onto racks, and let cool. If you like, dip the tips or one one side of the cooled meringues in melted bittersweet chocolate for an extra touch. The cookies keep in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

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1 Review

Inne V. April 2, 2019
Chocolate Meringue Cookies, by Samantha Weiss Hills

First I made the regular white meringue but this had become boring. I saw your recipe and I thought I should try this and it worked very well. They were super tasty and also easy to make. A very nice snack for in between while studying. I love to eat meringue and would like to know if you knew any variations on this recipe? If so I would like to try them out.