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Chocolate Chip Meringues


No one can resist these cloud-like cookies studded with chocolate chips.

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  • Yield: Makes 30

Source: Everyday Food, May/June 2003


  • 4 egg whites, warmed in the shell (submerge whole eggs in warm water)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 225 degrees. In a medium bowl, beat egg whites, salt, cream of tartar, and vanilla until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar (1 tablespoon every five seconds), and continue to beat until meringue is stiff and glossy, about 1 1/2 minutes more. Gently fold in the chocolate chips.

  2. Drop meringue by scant 1/4 cups onto parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake until dry and just golden brown, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Let cool on baking sheets.

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  • trialry97gmail
    20 NOV, 2016
    Can I go on with the recipe without the cream of tartar? Or can I substitute it with something else? Please help! Thanks!
  • Edinburgh-Lass
    27 JUL, 2012
    Can you tell me how I get the chocolate chips in the middle without them showing on the outside?
  • cattayhi
    26 JUL, 2012
    As my comment went to post the frame on the left with different options popped up.
  • cattayhi
    26 JUL, 2012
    I too have NO print button - even on the left.
  • MS10927286
    26 JUL, 2012
    @BluFlu – there is a "print" button – it's on the left side. Maybe it wasn't there when you posted this (?)
  • BlueFlu
    11 NOV, 2011
    Why can't Martha insert a "Print" function for these recipes? Don't they have anyone on staff that knows anything about computers? GAD!
  • NicoleA
    11 NOV, 2011
    I love this recipe! My Mom made these in the 70's as well. I am not able to eat any butter, milk, etc... so any cookie that has no dairy in it makes me so happy! I found a choc. chip that has no dairy in it either & tastes great. These are going into my 2011 Holiday cookie baking !
  • MrFerret
    12 SEP, 2010
    We did this back in the 70's too. We even added walnuts in.
  • USNMOM47
    10 SEP, 2010
    My mom used to make these back in the 1950's; they were my favorites! Don't worry about getting the chips in the middle of the merigue. Just fold them into the mixture and drop onto parchment. Like any meringue bake them slowly at a low temp. You can sprinkle them with cocoa after baking, but adding something different to the mixture before baking might cause them to "weep" (form a puddle).
  • MckennaHammock
    26 MAR, 2010
    I just made these and they are so yummy! I live in Florida and have heard that the more humid climates can alter the results but these worked perfectly! I used mini chocolate chips instead and they look beautiful! I made a batch not even 24 hours ago and already need to make more because everyone ate them up! kattyface: the liquid may be from the extra moisture from the added lemon zest... not sure though.