Delicious little melt in your mouth bites, these chocolate meringue cookies are sure to be a new favorite treat. This easy recipe has only 7 ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. You can't go wrong with whipping up a batch of these for a sweet treat or even a special choice for cookie exchanges!
Chocolate Meringue Cookies
There are many versions of a meringue cookie, but this one is a super easy version that never fails to be delicious. One of the best things about this recipe is that not only are they rich and chocolatey, but they have both a chewy and a crunchy element. This makes them the best of both worlds and ideal for sharing with others. Soft cookie lovers devour them and crunchy cookie lovers keep going back for more!
Not everyone will enjoy a meringue cookie, but that's okay. You can also whip up a batch of these whole wheat chocolate chip cookies, chocolate coconut energy bars, or even a delicious whole wheat chocolate muffin for those people.
What is Meringue?
The secret to this cookie recipe is the meringue, but you may be worried about making it. The light and airy meringue makes these cookies light and just a little bit chewy so they turn out perfect and not too hard. Meringue is a sweetened whipped egg white mixture that is traditional cooked just a little to brown the top on pies or mixed into recipes like these cookies.
What Does Cream of Tartar do in Meringue Cookies?
Cream of tartar acts as a stabilizer in the cookie recipe. This helps the meringue to form hard peaks you want in this easy cookie. In some recipes, you may also find that cream of tartar provides a slight tang to the recipe that is a nice balance with the extra sweetness in the recipe.
What if my Meringue Cookies Fall Flat?
Typically, if the meringue falls flat when you add the sugar to the mixture, it's because the eggs were not whisked enough first. This can result in a flat cookie. Another reason it may be flat is due to a lack of cream of tartar offering the stabilization needed in the meringue.
What Can I Do with a Deflated Meringue?
If your meringue is deflated, you can help by beating an additional egg white until it is frothy, then folding it into the over beaten egg whites until they are shiny again. When this trick doesn't work, you may need to start over with fresh egg whites to make new meringue.
How Many myWW Points are In Chocolate Meringue Cookies?
One of my favorite things about these cookies are that each one is so low in calories and points. For the points below, I am using a portion of 3 cookies. This recipe makes 24 small cookies, so 8 portions of 3 cookies each.
- myWW Blue: 2
- myWW Green: 2
- myWW Purple: 2
- Points Plus: 1
- Egg whites
- Cream of tartar
- Unsweetened cocoa powder
- Splenda or Stevia
- Vanilla extract
How to Make Chocolate Meringue Cookies
Preheat the oven to 300°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Separate 3 egg whites into a bowl and set them aside.
Into a medium bowl, sift the cocoa powder, sweetener, and salt.
Beat the eggs on low to medium speed until frothy.
Add the cream of tartar and turn the speed to high and continue beating until soft peaks just form.
Continue beating the eggs while adding the sugar gradually.
Once the sugar has been added, continue beating until the stiff peaks form then stop beating.
Fold in the sifted cocoa mixture along with the vanilla extract a little at a time until just incorporated. The mixture will change texture and while you don't want to over mix this, you will begin to see a thicker frosting consistency.
Drop small spoons of the mixture onto the baking sheet.
For chewy cookies, bake for 20 minutes. If you prefer the crunchy texture, continue baking for 40 minutes.
This recipe makes 24 cookies. A serving is 3 cookies. Points listed below are for a serving of 3 cookies, or ⅛th of the mixture. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 56Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 37mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 2g
This recipe makes 24 cookies. A serving is 3 cookies. Points listed below are for a serving of 3 cookies, or ⅛th of the mixture.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.