Pink Cookies - Meringue Jello Cookies

Total Time
8hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 8 hrs

This recipe has been in my In-law's family for a very long time. Every holiday they are made for parties. They are the first cookie that is gone!!! This is a low calorie cookie - that even for Weight Watchers (WW) they are about 1 point for 2 smallish cookies!!!


  1. Carefully seperate egg whites from yolks - ANY yolk left in the egg whites and you will not be able to make the meringue!
  2. In a clean dry bowl whip egg whites, white vinegar and salt until stiff (but not dry!).
  3. Add in sugar and jello powder (Traditionally we use Red Jello - such as raspberry or Cherry -- ).
  4. Fold in chocolate chips
  5. On buttered cookie sheet, drop spoonfuls of meringue - I do smaller, bite sized cookies.
  6. Bake on a buttered cookie sheet for 30 minutes at 250* then turn off the oven and let them sit there over night.
  7. Do not peek or open the oven! They will turn out soft and chewy!
  8. Preparation time is to make the meringue - Cooking time is total time to make!
Most Helpful

AWEFUL!! WAY TOO much salt! I tried this recipe and threw the entire batch away!! We couldn't eat them! I like the idea of the cherry & chocolate in the meringue, but with a different recipe!

cateyes13 February 09, 2010

I agree with chef 908577! AWFUL! I too threw out the entire batch because the recipe called for too much salt.

Lesson learned - read comments first!

G.m.g. December 21, 2012

I agree - way too much salt! I have made these cookies every year and was looking for an update for an old recipe. I had to throw away the entire batch and start over. I will use 1/8 tsp as well which was what my "old" recipe called for. I always use raspberry gelatin and I also bake on brown paper. You do not need to leave them in the oven overnight either. An hour is plenty.

terinelson December 20, 2015