Chocolate Meringue Christmas Cookies -- a Recipe from the Early

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by carrie sheridan

THESE are incredibly special -- Target makes tubs of meringue cookies and so does Whole Foods...but neither can hold a candle to this recipe with ground almonds, adding a macaroon element...and it's not too sweet. somehow, the bottom stays chewy and a crest rises that is crunchy over a hollow middle it's a little tricky to get the consistency right - but if you don't, you just have the MOST DELICIOUS chocolate bark to scrape off the cookie sheets -- You Can't Lose!

Top Review by jennleee

These cookies taste great!! My cookies came out thinner than I wanted but I think it was because I didn't beat my whites enough. Next time I will beat them longer and fold very gently so that the batter has more body and can sort of pile up rather than spread on the sheet. Also, I love walnuts so I used coarsely chopped walnuts instead of almonds.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 egg whites
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 12 cup ground blanched almond
  • 12 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate piece


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Melt chocolate in a pan or bowl set over hot water on the stove.
  3. Let cool.
  4. Beat egg white and salt until stiff, but not dry.
  5. Gradually beat in sugar until the mixture is very stiff and satiny.
  6. Fold in the almonds, vanilla and melted chocolate.
  7. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes.
  9. it's best to take these off with a spatula while still warm].
  10. if you want to cheat, these can also be baked on brown paper or parchment paper.

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