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 our well-loved poppy seed bars.

Chocolate chip meringue cookies on a platter stacked on top of each other.

Meringue Cookies-

These chocolate chip meringue cookies are amazing! It’s kind of like a chocolate chip cookie but in crunchy form. The cookies come together quickly and are much easier to make than most classic meringue cookies. This is a chocolate lover’s 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 on a tray with a model holding cookie showing the inside.

How to Make Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies-

  1. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar until soft peaks form, about 2 minutes.
  2. Slowly beat in the vanilla and sugar.
  3. Beat until stiff peaks form, about 3 minutes. The mixtures should be glossy.
  4. With a spatula, mix in the sifted cocoa.
  5. Gently fold in the chocolate chip morsels.
Step-by-step collage for chocolate meringue cookies.

6. Drop heaping tablespoons onto a cookie sheet and dust with cocoa if desired.

7. Bake for 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 before removing them to room temperature.

Heapingfuls of crunchy cookies on a baking sheet uncooked and then cooked.

How Do I Store Meringue Cookies?

These 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 meringue cookies stacked on top of each other in a bowl.

This Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookie recipe 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

Author: Valentina
4.77 from 13 votes
Chocolate meringue cookies are a pretty impressive dessert. Each bite starts with a crunch and ends with a soft, chewy center. This rich, chocolaty cookie always gets rave reviews, so it is a must at every gathering!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 20 meringue cookies


  • 3 egg whites
  • tsp cream of tarter
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Cocoa
  • 1 3/4 cups chocolate chip morsels
  • cocoa for dusting, optional


  • Preheat the oven to 300°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Using a stand mixer, beat the egg whites with the cream of tarter at high speed. Do this for about two minutes or until soft peaks form.
  • Keep the mixer running while adding vanilla and sugar. Beat for about three more minutes or until stiff peaks form. The mixture should be glossy.
  • Add cocoa powder and chocolate chips and fold in with a rubber spatula.
  • Use a tablespoon to make large drops of batter on a baking sheet and dust with cocoa.
  • Bake for 35-45 minutes or until the tops are dry.
  • Wait until the cookies are cooled before removing them from the baking sheet and serving.


  • Check out our post for pro tips on beating egg whites.
  • Leave an inch of space between the cookies on the baking sheet. 
  • Store leftover cookies at room temperature in an airtight container for up to a week.


68kcal Calories10g Carbs0g Protein2g Fat1g Saturated Fat1mg Cholesterol12mg Sodium10mg Potassium0g Fiber9g Sugar25IU Vitamin A0.1mg Vitamin C13mg Calcium0.2mg Iron
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.
(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.