Chocolate Meringue Cookies Recipe

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

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 Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: meringue cookies
Servings: 20 meringue cookies
Calories: 68kcal
Author: Valentina's Corner


  • 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


  • 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 Facts
Chocolate Meringue Cookies Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 68 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 12mg1%
Potassium 10mg0%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 25IU1%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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

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  • Juanita 11/28/2019, 2:23 pm Link Reply

    Worked better than other recipes I’ve made

    • Valentina's Corner 11/28/2019, 6:17 pm Link Reply

      That’s wonderful, Juanita. Thanks so much for sharing, we love the meringue cookies.

  • Karina 05/04/2019, 10:41 pm Link Reply

    Valentina Thank you for the delicious recipe. I did not use cream of tartar and they still turned out perfect.

    • Valentina's Corner 05/05/2019, 8:45 pm Link Reply

      Thank you for sharing, Karina. That’s great. I just love how easy they are to make. 🙂

  • Viktoriya T 02/14/2018, 12:51 am Link Reply

    Hello, Valentina)
    Do you think they wont turn out well if i will skip cream of tartar? (Requires trip to the store)

    • admin 02/14/2018, 11:29 am Link Reply

      You’ll be just fine, Viktoriya. The meringues just won’t be as crunchy. Hope you enjoy them.

  • cassie 02/05/2014, 7:32 pm Link Reply

    real yummy lil treats, not the biggest fan of choc chips so added only 1 cup, also made them a bit big, (got about 12-15cookies, u say it makes 30! oops, I guess my spoon was an extra large one).next time smaller and a couple batches at once.Thank you for the recipe! blessings!

    • admin 02/06/2014, 12:01 am Link Reply

      Yes those spoon sizes can be tricky;). Look at the bright side if u ate one it would fill you right up. It would take 3 small ones to do that, hehe:) Thanks for stopping by..

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