Easy Chocolate Meringue Cookie Recipe

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Looking for an easy Chocolate Meringue Cookie recipe to make for your family this week? This recipe only needs 5 ingredients and it’s so easy and since it’s different than a standard cookie recipe, it’s fun to make!

Chocolate Meringue Cookies

Easy Chocolate Meringue Cookie Recipe

When you are looking for something different to make for a little treat, you’ve got to give these Chocolate Meringue Cookies a try. They have such a light and delicate taste. They can also be the perfect recipe to make if you have lots of eggs that you need to use up!

How to Make Meringue Cookies

What you need:

  • 3 egg whites
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • chocolate chips (0ptional, for coating)

Whipping Egg Whites for Meringue Cookies

Begin by whipping the egg whites and the vanilla together. You will need a large bowl and a hand mixer (or a stand mixer if you have one) to do this.

Whipped Egg Whites and Vanilla

Continue to whip the egg whites until they get very fluffy and form soft peaks.

Adding Chocolate to Meringue Cookies

Slowly add in the cocoa and the sugar and continue to whip together. Try not to over-whip. Turn off your mixer as soon as all of the ingredients have incorporated.

Unbaked Meringue Cookies

Drop by spoonful on a greased cookie sheet. I’ve used a plastic bag to drop mine on the sheet to make a little extra pattern in the cookies. You can also just use a spoon and make a large dollop. Bake at 300F for 30-35 minutes. Do not remove them from the oven earlier or they will deflate. If you make 2 trays of cookies as shown here, be sure and switch the trays so that each will be able to spend time on the bottom of the oven.

After you take them out of the oven and let them cool a bit. Enjoy them!

Fun Variations for the Easy Chocolate Meringue Cookies

  • For an extra chocolatey taste, you can also melt some chocolate chips and take the cookies and dip half of them into the melted chocolate. Let them dry on wax paper.
  • Replace the cocoa powder with powdered freeze-dried strawberries for strawberry meringue cookies. You could dip these in chocolate too!
  • Replace the vanilla flavoring with mint for a chocolate mint cookie.
  • Replace the vanilla extract with orange extract and/or orange zest for an orange chocolate cookie.

Chocolate Meringue Cookie Recipe

Tips for Making Easy Chocolate Meringue Cookies

How long do Meringue Cookies Last?

Meringue Cookies should be able to stay good up to 2 weeks if stored in an air-tight container. This recipe makes about 20 cookies so if you have a family that loves cookies, they won’t last long!

What do Meringue Cookies Taste Like?

They are very light and crunchy since they are basically made from egg whites. The chocolate recipe helps to give them a yummy flavor. Think chocolate crackers but lighter.

Why Are My Meringue Cookies Sticky?

It’s possible that they were not cooked long enough or were not able to cook on the bottom. I recommend trying a pre-heating stone baking sheet for cooking to ensure that they get done on the bottoms and don’t leave you with a sticky mess.

Looking for a few more other delicious treats that you can make? Here are some of my easy favorites:

Print out the recipe for Easy Chocolate Meringue Cookie Recipe here:

Easy Chocolate Meringue Cookie Recipe

  • 3 egg whites
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • chocolate chips (0ptional, for coating)
  1. Begin by whipping the egg whites and the vanilla together.
  2. Continue to whip the egg whites until they get very fluffy and form soft peaks.
  3. Slowly add in the cocoa and the sugar and continue to whip together. Try not to over-whip. Turn off your mixer as soon as all of the ingredients have incorporated.
  4. Drop by spoonful on a greased cookie sheet. I’ve used a plastic bag to drop mine on the sheet to make a little extra pattern in the cookies. You can also just use a spoon and make a large dollop. Bake at 300F for 30-35 minutes. Do not remove them from the oven earlier or they will deflate. If you make 2 trays of cookies as shown here, be sure and switch the trays so that each will be able to spend time on the bottom of the oven.
  5. After you take them out of the oven and let them cool a bit. Enjoy them!

Have you ever tried making meringue cookies? Do you think your family would enjoy this easy Chocolate Meringue Cookie recipe?

This recipe for Easy Chocolate Meringue Cookies was originally posted on Little House Living in December 2010. It has been updated as of December 2018.

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