Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies are so simple to make and are so delicious. Crunchy chocolate meringue on the outside and soft and chocolatey on the inside.

These meringues are the perfect recipe for bite-sized desserts. They are great to serve at parties, along with our Pastry Triangles or the Poppy Seed Bars.

Chocolate chip cookies meringue cookies on a platter stacked.

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These Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies are amazing! It’s kind of like a chocolate chip cookie but in crunchy form.  The cookies come together so quickly and are so much easier to make than most classic meringue cookies. This is a chocolate lovers dream.

The tarter acts as a stabilizer and adds volume to the meringue cookies. Fluffy and airy cookies that have so much flavor in every bite. 

Fluffy and airy meringue cookies stacked.

how to make chocolate chip meringue cookies-

  • Beat egg whites and cream of tartar with until soft peaks form, about 2 minutes.
  • Slowly beat in the vanilla and sugar.
  • Beat until stiff peaks form, about 3 minutes. The mixtures should be glossy.
  • With a spatula, mix in the sifted cocoa.
  • Gently fold in the chocolate chip morsels.

Step-by-step collage for chocolate meringue cookies.

  • Drop heaping tablespoons onto a cookie sheet, dust with cocoa if desired.
  • Bake 35-45 minutes or until dry. The cookies are ready when they are hard to touch.

TIP: Once cookies are baked, turn off the oven and open the door allowing the meringue cookies to cool a bit before removing them to room temperature.

Heapingfuls of crunchy cookies on a baking sheet.

how do I store meringue cookies?

Meringue cookies are the best if stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to one week (though they probably can last long – they just never do at our home, ha!..).

Chocolate airy mereingue cookies stacked in a bowl.

This Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookie recipe that was shared with me by a coworker many years ago when I first got married and was working at an office job, we loved the recipes, it’s a keeper recipe for sure. I hope you love the meringue cookies as much as we do

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Chocolate Meringue Cookies Recipe

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5 from 3 votes
Homemade Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies are so simple to make and are so delicious. Crunchy chocolate meringue on the outside and soft and chocolatey on the inside.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 20 meringue cookies

Ingredients

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/8 tsp cream of tarter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Cocoa
  • 1 3/4 cups chocolate chips
  • Cocoa for dusting, optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 300°F. Cover cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar at high speed until soft peaks form, about 2 minutes.
  • Without turning off mixer, beat in the vanilla and sugar. Beat until stiff peaks form (about 3 minutes), the mixture will be glossy.
  • Add cocoa to the mixture and with a wooden spoon or spatula, gently fold in the cocoa. 
  • Fold in the chocolate chips morsels.
  • Drop by heaping tablespoons onto cookie sheet.
  • Bake 35-45 minutes or until dry. 

Nutrition

Calories: 68kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 0gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 12mgPotassium: 10mgFiber: 0gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 25IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 13mgIron: 0.2mg
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

NOTE: This is an old post we are updating with new photographs, May, 2019.