Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner
4 dozen (serving size: 1 cookie)

These chocolate chip meringue cookies are light, crunchy, and have just the right amount of cocoa to satisfy your chocolate cravings.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 300°.

Step 2

Beat egg whites, cream of tartar, and salt at high speed of a mixer until soft peaks form. Add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form. Sift cocoa over egg white mixture; fold in. Fold in minichips.

Step 3

Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper; secure to baking sheet with masking tape. Drop batter by level tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet. Bake at 300° for 40 minutes or until crisp. Cool on pan on a wire rack. Repeat procedure with remaining batter, reusing parchment paper. Store in an airtight container.

Chef's Notes

These cookies are lighter than traditional chocolate-chip cookies because they are made primarily with egg whites and not grains. They are also lower in fat and calories.

Ratings & Reviews

Mjoser's Review

June 25, 2014
My grandson and I made these cookies for the first time last week and I was amazed how easy they were to prepare and bake. They were delicious and it was hard to resist eating the batter while preparing them. Enjoyed them so much I am heading into the kitchen to bake another batch of them. Plus......I don't feel so guilty eating two or three of them since they are only 22 calories!

fferro09's Review

December 11, 2012

incremona's Review

December 07, 2012
This was my first time for making a meringue cookie. Very easy and delicious! Personally, I would prefer a smaller cookie; I would use a teaspoon the next time. I am planning to take these to my family Christmas dinner this year. I thought these would be a good alternative to the typical Christmas cookie. I used regular choc chips also thanks to a review I had read prior to making these cookies.

kdimarzio's Review

July 08, 2012
I was a bit hesitant about trying these cookies, but they were delicious. I had a bit of trouble getting the batter to be the right consistency, but other than that, they were easy.

freddieflounder's Review

January 08, 2012
They do look funny but they are delicious and were pretty easy to make, especially considering I have never made this type of cookie before. Flavorful and delicate!

jamesy's Review

March 09, 2011
I made this on a humid day which kept the egg whites from reaching stiff peaks. I had left over egg whites from a previous recipe and did not want to waste them. But they still turned out good and did not yield as many cookies as stated. I expected this to happen and I will make these again hopefully on a less humid day.

klinscott's Review

December 19, 2010
I have never had a meringue cookie berfore, but these are delicious! I don't have one of the cookie scoopers though, so mine did not turn out very pretty. WARNING: they are addictive.

cjeanbergeron's Review

August 10, 2009
I stumbled upon this recipe while in the mood for choc. chip cookies. This recipe really delivered without the fat and calorie content of your typical cookie. I have never made meringue but it was so fast and easy. I used regular choc. chips instead of minis and it was perfect. YUMMM! Now if only i could stop eating them....

poocasile's Review

January 31, 2009
These are some of the best meringue cookies I have made. The amount of chocolate in them is perfect. I baked them for 30 minutes instead of time indicated on recipe so the centers were just a bit chewy.