Chocolate Meringue Cookies Recipe (2024)

Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies are so simple to make and are so delicious. Crunchy chocolate meringue on the outside and soft and chocolatey on the inside. Meringue makes a delicious cookie and can even be used to create an easy berry meringue cake.

These meringues are the perfect recipe for bite-sized desserts. They are great to serve at parties, along with our pastry triangles or our well-loved poppy seed bars.

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Meringue Cookies-

These chocolate chip meringue cookies are amazing! It’s kind of like a chocolate chip cookie but in crunchy form. The cookies come together quickly and are much easier to make than most classic meringue cookies. This is a chocolate lover’s dream.

The tarter acts as a stabilizer and adds volume to the meringue cookies. Fluffy and airy cookies that have so much flavor in every bite.

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How to Make Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies-

  1. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar until soft peaks form, about 2 minutes.
  2. Slowly beat in the vanilla and sugar.
  3. Beat until stiff peaks form, about 3 minutes. The mixtures should be glossy.
  4. With a spatula, mix in the sifted cocoa.
  5. Gently fold in the chocolate chip morsels.
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6. Drop heaping tablespoons onto a cookie sheet and dust with cocoa if desired.

7. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until dry. The cookies are ready when they are hard to touch.

TIP: Once cookies are baked, turn off the oven and open the door, allowing the meringue cookies to cool before removing them to room temperature.

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How Do I Store Meringue Cookies?

These cookies are the best if stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to one week (though they probably can last long – they just never do at our home, ha!..).

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This Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookie recipe was shared with me by a coworker many years ago when I first got married and was working at an office job; we loved the recipes; it’s a keeper recipe for sure. I hope you love the meringue cookies as much as we do

Try These Other Great Dessert Recipes:

  • Sweet Crunch Bites– Crunchy dessert balls.
  • Nutella Rice Krispie Treats– The best no-bake bars.
  • Double Chocolate Banana Muffins– Moist banana muffins with chocolate chips.
  • Rice Krispie Treats– Classic rice Krispie treats with chocolate and dried fruit.

Chocolate Meringue Cookies Recipe

Author: Valentina

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4.77 from 13 votes

Chocolate meringue cookies are a pretty impressive dessert. Each bite starts with a crunch and ends with a soft, chewy center. This rich, chocolaty cookie always gets rave reviews, so it is a must at every gathering!

Prep Time: 10 minutes minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes minutes

Servings: 20 meringue cookies


  • 3 egg whites
  • tsp cream of tarter
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Cocoa
  • 1 3/4 cups chocolate chip morsels
  • cocoa for dusting, optional


  • Preheat the oven to 300°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Using a stand mixer, beat the egg whites with the cream of tarter at high speed. Do this for about two minutes or until soft peaks form.

  • Keep the mixer running while adding vanilla and sugar. Beat for about three more minutes or until stiff peaks form. The mixture should be glossy.

  • Add cocoa powder and chocolate chips and fold in with a rubber spatula.

  • Use a tablespoon to make large drops of batter on a baking sheet and dust with cocoa.

  • Bake for 35-45 minutes or until the tops are dry.

  • Wait until the cookies are cooled before removing them from the baking sheet and serving.


  • Check out our post for pro tips on beating egg whites.
  • Leave an inch of space between the cookies on the baking sheet.
  • Store leftover cookies at room temperature in an airtight container for up to a week.


68kcal Calories10g Carbs0g Protein2g Fat1g Saturated Fat1mg Cholesterol12mg Sodium10mg Potassium0g Fiber9g Sugar25IU Vitamin A0.1mg Vitamin C13mg Calcium0.2mg Iron

  • Full Nutrition Label

Nutrition Facts

Chocolate Meringue Cookies Recipe

Amount Per Serving

Calories 68Calories from Fat 18

% Daily Value*

Fat 2g3%

Saturated Fat 1g6%

Cholesterol 1mg0%

Sodium 12mg1%

Potassium 10mg0%

Carbohydrates 10g3%

Fiber 0g0%

Sugar 9g10%

Protein 0g0%

Vitamin A 25IU1%

Vitamin C 0.1mg0%

Calcium 13mg1%

Iron 0.2mg1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

NOTE: This is an old post we are updating with new photographs May, 2019.

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  • Chocolate Meringue Cookies Recipe (8)

    • Silvia

    I just did it and not happy with results.
    I follow exactly the recipe. Half way down pipping it started changing the consistency and it became more liquidy and they just turned flat. I used tip #32 and did small size. Instead of using small chips I used Callebaut dark vermicelli.
    Probably not doing it again.

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      • Valentina’s Corner

      Silvia, this recipe shouldn’t be piped. You can just use a spoon to add drops of the meringue onto the baking dish.

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    • Catherine Arnett Hylen

    I’ve made these several times & they are perfection. Use your best quality chocolate & coco powder!

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    • Chocolate Meringue Cookies Recipe (11)

      • Valentina’s Corner

      So glad you enjoyed the easy recipe, Catherine. Thanks for the tip. 🙂

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    • Linda

    I’ve made these many times and they’re always delicious. Recently my granddaughter became dairy free so I switched to dairy-free chocolate chips and they’re were as delicious as every other time I’ve made them. Great recipe!

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      • Valentina’s Corner

      Linda, thank you so much for trying our delicious meringue cookies recipe! So glad you enjoyed this recipe.

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