Maddy's Meringue Cookies

Total Time
3hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 hrs

These are a favorite staple for our "holiday cookie tray", as well as for "Sunday dinner" desserts, picnics, or any time I can be talked into making them ;) Cook time includes the "drying time" in the oven.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Beat egg whites, salt, cream of tartar and vanilla until soft peaks form.
  2. Add sugar gradually, beating well until sugar is dissolved and meringue peaks are stiff.
  3. Fold in chocolate chips.
  4. Line cookie sheets with cooking parchment (or greased waxed paper).
  5. Drop mix by spoonful on to parchment, leaving a space of 1 inch between cookies.
  6. Place in preheated 400°F oven; immediately reduce oven temperature to 275°F.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes, then turn oven off.
  8. Leave cookies in oven (to dry) without opening door for several hours or until oven is cool.
Most Helpful

What an easy and great recipe! Inspired by lilsweetie's photo, I added 2 tsp raspberry extract and some red food coloring. I piped them through a pastry bag to make cute little kiss-shaped cookies. (I learned the hard way that mini morsels don't fit through any tips that I have, so I just used the bag alone and everything worked fine.)

Wish I Could Cook December 19, 2010

We love meringues and these were gone in a flash. Used mini chips as suggested. After a few hours, they were still soft inside so I turned the oven on to 250, then turned off and left all night. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

LonghornMama January 01, 2009