Chocolate Meringue Stars

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 35 mins

These are easy and attractive cookies. They are light and chewy and you can't eat just one. I usually make them at Christmas, but they will do for any occasion.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a mixing bowl, beat egg whites and vanilla until soft peaks form.
  2. Gradually add sugar, about 2 Tablespoons at a time, beating until stiff peaks form.
  3. Gently fold in cocoa.
  4. Place in a pastry bag with a large open star tip.
  5. Line baking sheets with foil and coat the foil with nonstick cooking spray.
  6. Pipe stars, about 1 1/4 in.
  7. diameter, onto foil, or drop by rounded teaspoons.
  8. Bake at 300 for 30-35 minutes or util lightly browned.
  9. Remove from foil; cool on wire racks.
  10. In a microwave or double boiler, melt chocolate and shortening; stir until smooth.
  11. Dip the cookies halfway into glaze; place on waxed paper to harden.


Most Helpful

It is true that you can not just eat one. I ended up making a double batch. I knew I wouldn't have time or patience for the glaze so I sprinkled them with chocolate sprinkles before I baked them. Looked pretty and tasted great.

Caryn Gale February 26, 2003

These are such delicate and attractive cookies it's hard to believe that I made them. I'm really scared of pastry bags, so kept putting off making them, but in the end, they were very very easy. Rather than glaze them, I melted the chocolate and made sandwiches. My chocoholic husband is in heaven. Thank you very much for the recipe.

mianbao March 28, 2004

I thought these were fantastic! I didnt use the glaze on them because I wanted to cut back on the work I was spenging in the kitchen over the Holidays and the turned out really really good! Thanks so much for this recipe!

~*Miss Diggy*~ January 18, 2004

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