Recipe By Pat K.
Published Aug 4th
Meringue Cookies
Prep - Cook - Additional - Ready In -
Servings 2 dozen Calories 119.2

This recipe can be doubled, but if you do, don’t double the chocolate chips. Best if eaten in a few days.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 egg whites
  • ⅓ teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). To prevent burning you can bake on an air cushion baking sheet or put parchment paper on a regular cookie sheet.
  2. 2 Beat egg whites, salt, cream of tartar, and vanilla until very firm. Gradually add sugar and mix. Fold in chocolate chips.
  3. 3 Drop by teaspoonfuls on pan. Bake 300 degrees for 25 minutes. They should only be lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 119.2
  • Carbohydrate 21.4 g
  • Fat 4.2 g
  • Fiber 0.8 g
  • Protein 1.2 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.5 g
  • Sodium 35.1 mg
  • Sugar 20.2 g


  1. I'm pretty sure the reviewer had a problem because you specified "white sugar" which she interpreted as "confectioner's sugar" instead of "granulated sugar". Use granulated sugar in this recipe and it is perfect.
  2. These look great but are very very sweet - I think the sugar could be cut a bit. Also - I spooned the merangue into a ziplock bag, cut the corner and was able to drop the cookies onto the sheet like a pastry bag - they came out in perfect little swirls. I topped - Read more ...
  3. There are so many versions of this cookie. The trick to avoid the chewy center is to turn the oven off and keep them in the oven for a couple of more hours. These are also called "overnght cookies" because you can preheat the oven at 350 deg., then shut it off, put in the - Read more ...
  4. These cookies came out great! Parchment paper was no problem at all! My only dilemma was telling if they were done or not. I actually baked these cookies for 30-35 minutes because the first batch at 25 minutes (recommended by author)still seemed gooey inside. I know they should be somewhat chewy but they were a - Read more ...
  5. I made these cookies and they were wonderful! I added one packet of raspberry jello mix to the recipe so they turned out pink and had a hint of raspberry flavoring!these cookies are a great summer treat!
  6. My boyfriend told me he had this cookie just once or twice but they were always his favorites so I decided to make them one day. I'd actually tried once before but they didn't turn out right so I was a little nervous to try again. It turns out that you have to beat them - Read more ...
  7. Wow!! This was my first time making meringues, as they always kind of intimidated me before. But the recipe was SO easy, and the cookies turned out *perfect*!! I tripled the recipe except for the chocolate chips (only put in a cup and a half). They really are just the right amount crisp and chewy. - Read more ...
  8. This is a very good recipe. One reviewer had trouble, but I think it was her technique, or possibly the weather! Meringues are sometimes difficult to do. Some tips: 1) never use a plastic bowl to mix in, 2) be sure there's no oil or butter (or shortening, etc) on your utensils or bowl, 3) - Read more ...
  9. I tried this recipe TWICE but to no avail! I don't know what the problem is. The first time when I added the sugar after beating the whites the batter became as creamy as pancake batter! It was useless. I cooked it anyway and scraped off what I could. The 2nd time I VERY CAREFULLY - Read more ...