Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies

Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies are a light and airy treat that’s packed with flavor but low on calories! With only 5 ingredients you can create these healthy guilt-free cookies.

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Meringue cookies are one of my favorite cookie recipes because of how light and fluffy they are. Growing up, my grandmother used to always make lemon meringue pie for me because I absolutely loved the meringue topping! When I found out I could make meringue in a cookie I was hooked!

The secret to making chocolate chip meringue cookies is making sure the mixing bowl is completely clean and that the egg whites are room temperature and absolutely no hints of yolk. Egg whites can be tricky to work with at first because of how delicate they are, but after a little bit of practice it becomes easier.

close up of chocolate chip meringue cookies in a green bowl

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? Ingredients

  • 4 large egg whites (room temperature)
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips

?  Equipment

? How to Make

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the egg whites and cream of tartar together with a mixer at high speed. Once soft peaks begin to form add in the sugar, a little bit at a time (about a spoonful). Slowly add in the vanilla and beat until stiff peaks form.
  3. Gently fold in the chocolate chips
  4. On a baking sheet form 40 cookies.
  5. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until dry and slightly golden brown.
close up of chocolate chip meringue cookies on a cutting board

? Recipe Tips and Variations

  • Make sure the eggs are completely room temperature. I recommend leaving them on the counter 30-45 minutes before cooking. Also you’ll need real eggs for this – boxed egg whites will not work!
  • Make sure the mixing bowl is completely dry before mixing. A little moisture can make it hard to form stiff peaks.
  • To make the chocolate chip meringue cookies uniform, I like to use a piping bag. If you don’t have one of hand you can easily make one using a ziploc bag and cutting off the edge.
  • You can change up the recipe by mixing in different ingredients. Some of my favorite additions are a little peppermint extract, cocoa powder, or a little lemon juice. You could even dip them in a little melted chocolate!
chocolate chip meringue cookies in a green bowl

? Storing Cookies

The cookies are stored best in an airtight container on the counter. They will last up to 5 days.

I do not recommend freezing the cookies.

? Related Recipes

Mint Chocolate Chip Cloud Cookies

Chocolate Chip Muffins

Banana Blueberry Muffins

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Pineapple Coconut Muffins

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Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookie

close up of chocolate chip meringue cookies in a green bowl
Chocolate chip meringue cookies are a light and airy dessert that's low calorie and gluten free! They're packed with gooey chocolate and are a completely guilt-free dessert!
Ali
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Equipment

  • Stand Mixer or Hand Mixer
  • Baking sheet

Ingredients

  • 4 egg whites room temperature
  • 1/8 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, beat the egg whites and cream of tartar together with a mixer at high speed. Once soft peaks begin to form add in the sugar, a little bit at a time (about a spoonful at a time). Slowly add in the vanilla and beat until stiff peaks form.
  • Gently fold in the chocolate chips
  • On a baking sheet form 40 cookies
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes or until dry and slightly golden brown.
  • Allow to cool 5-10 minutes before eating

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Author

  • Ali Van Straten

    Ali Van Straten is the founder and journalist of Champagne and Coffee Stains. She is a Peloton expert, certified running coach and certified nutrition coach. Champagne and Coffee Stains provides information and resources on Peloton Interactive, running and recipes.

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