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

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Reviews (43)

85 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 29
  • 3 star values: 21
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2017
I have used this recipe for years. I don't use the cream of tarter. I turn the oven on 225 and put the meringues on a baking pan lined with parchment paper. When 225 is reached, I close the door, turn the oven off and go to bed. They are perfect when you get up the next morning.
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11/20/2016
Can I go on with the recipe without the cream of tartar? Or can I substitute it with something else? Please help! Thanks!
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07/27/2012
Can you tell me how I get the chocolate chips in the middle without them showing on the outside?
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07/26/2012
As my comment went to post the frame on the left with different options popped up.
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07/26/2012
I too have NO print button - even on the left.
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07/26/2012
@BluFlu – there is a "print" button – it's on the left side. Maybe it wasn't there when you posted this (?)
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11/11/2011
Why can't Martha insert a "Print" function for these recipes? Don't they have anyone on staff that knows anything about computers? GAD!
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11/11/2011
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 !
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09/12/2010
We did this back in the 70's too. We even added walnuts in.
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09/10/2010
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).
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03/26/2010
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.
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06/30/2009
these just came out of the oven and i have a question: has anyone else had a puddle of amber syrup-like stuff under each meringue? do you know what this is? did i mix something wrong? i added lemon zest which added a nice fresh flavor!
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12/19/2008
How many does this recipe make?
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10/10/2008
I noticed a lot of comments about chocolate in the center,i made these and the weight of the chips in comparison to the meringue causes this effect.i guess,I didn't have to do anything and mine were just like the picture.. chocolate in the center
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10/10/2008
I noticed a lot of comments about chocolate in the center,i made these and the weight of the chips in comparison to the meringue causes this effect.i guess,I didn't have to do anything and mine were just like the picture.. chocolate in the center
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10/10/2008
I noticed a lot of comments about chocolate in the center,i made these and the weight of the chips in comparison to the meringue causes this effect.i guess,I didn't have to do anything and mine were just like the picture.. chocolate in the center
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10/01/2008
I have made these twice but they come out sticky after drying. Any advice?
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10/01/2008
I have made these twice but they come out sticky after drying. Any advice?
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09/14/2008
I want to do this recipe but I donn n n n t understand how to but the chip in the center of the meringue, like the photo. Those anybody knows?
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09/06/2008
These Choc Chippie cookies were a hiit. Hugely enjoyed by all. So happy to be able to access Matha's site, as the recipes are, in some instances, way different to what we have in this country. They are also easy to follow. Thank you Martha.
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08/31/2008
How do you get the chocolate to be only in the center of the cookie? I have made these previously, everyone loves them, but I have never had the cookie with chocolate in the center. Please help.
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08/29/2008
is it possible if you cant find mint chips to add peppermint essence to the mixture and still use the chocolate chips
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08/29/2008
There is a cookie similar to the ones made by Della that are called Forgotten Dreams....but don't think it had any cocoa in it.
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08/29/2008
How much cocoa did you add?
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08/28/2008
I have also made these for years. Sometimes I make them plain, sometimes adding cocoa, sometimes chips and sometimes ground nuts, sometimes all 3. BUT the main difference is I make them at the end of my regular cookie baking. Just drop the meringues onto cookie sheet lined w/aluminum foil or parchment paper, pop into the hot oven and turn it off. Leave for 8 hours or overnight. Don't know just how this might work in a gas stove.
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08/26/2008
Ive made these before but added coco so they were chocolate chocolate chip meringue cookies. My family and friends loved them. I have had several people ask for the recipe.
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08/26/2008
Ive made these before but added coco so they were chocolate chocolate chip meringue cookies. My family and friends loved them. I have had several people ask for the recipe.
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08/26/2008
The chocolate chips are all through the cookie, not just in the center. try using mint chocolate chips for a minty taste.
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08/26/2008
These are really special if you use MINT chocolate chips. You can add a bit of green or red food coloring. They look great on a holiday cookie platter!
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08/26/2008
Whenever they are available I add mint chocolate chips. we love them! junebug
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08/26/2008
Whenever they are available I add mint chocolate chips and we love them! junebug
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08/26/2008
I was wondering the same thing as almost does below-- the picture makes it look like a surprise filling recipe when it really isn't one. I'm going to try omitting the chips from the meringue and dropp 1/8 cup of meringue, then some chips, then another 1/8 c of meringue to cover, then baking as directed.
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08/26/2008
Does anyone know if you can you replace the sugar with Splenda?
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08/26/2008
Are the chocolate chips suppose to be throughout the cookie or is there someway to get them in the center like the picture?
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08/26/2008
Wow! Are these ever pretty!!! They came out perfect--I made them for a party tonight--think you need to make them fresh though--don't think I would store them too long. The warming the egg whites is a good tip for divinity!!! The whites whip up so nice. Easy recipe and well worth the effort--thank you Martha!
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08/26/2008
These are my favorite cookies. My mom made them when I was a little girl and she added cornflakes and they are moist and chewy on inside. We also added food coloring depending on the holiday. green, red for Christmas, pink, blue, yellow for Easter, etc. I now make them for my grandkids. They have always been a family favorite.
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08/26/2008
these sound great i'll have to send the recipe over to my daughter i'll try anythimg i guess i'll making them marie/nana
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08/26/2008
My cousin brings these to family gatherings often. I love 'em! I like to substitute chopped pecans for the chocolate chips.
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08/26/2008
i have been making these for years. i add chopped nuts when i add the chips. very easy and perfect everytime. for great results bake an hour then leave in the oven. turn oven off. without opening oven leave in overnight.
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08/26/2008
Sharelle, depends on how humid your particular climate is--the drier the climate, the more time you have. Also not a good idea to make them on a rainy day. I live in Denver, where humidity is NOT a problem. I make meringue cookies all the time, and store them in a tightly covered container. I don't make them more than two or three days ahead of time. Hope this helps.
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08/26/2008
These sound easy and very good, but for us beginning meringue makers, how do you store these and how far ahead of say Thanksgiving Day, could these be made?
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08/25/2008
These are great, but I use the mini chips instead of the big ones.
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03/12/2008
These came out perfect! And they are so easy to make! A perfect recipe for meringue beginners.