Working on the assumption that almost everything tastes better with chocolate, I decided to add chocolate chips to my Meringue Cookies this year. I like to make Meringues, because they are so simple and involve so few ingredients, and they melt in your mouth when you eat them. They are also about as low calorie as you can get for Christmas cookies. The only drawback is my recipe calls for cream of tartar, which I only use a few times a year. So I usually have to ransack the pantry to find it, because it has invariably ended up all the way in the back underneath something.
I liked the addition of the chocolate chips, and I also added green food coloring to half the cookies for a little variety. Next time I think I will add diced almonds too, and have Mounds Bar Meringues.
Chocolate Coconut Meringue Cookie Recipe
- 4 egg whites
- 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
- 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 250. Beat eggs, cream of tartar and salt at high speed in mixer until foamy.
- Gradually add the sugar and beat until stiff peaks form.
- Add food coloring if desired.
- Drop spoonfulls of batter on 2 cookie sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake for 45 minutes, then rotate the position of the cookie sheets in the oven and bake for 30 more minutes until cookies are very dry. Turn of oven off and let the cookies cool inside the oven
Nutrition facts are estimates.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 47Saturated Fat: 1gSodium: 22mgCarbohydrates: 8gSugar: 7g
7 thoughts on “Chocolate Coconut Meringue Cookie Recipe”
YUMMY! These look so cool and easy to make!
Like you, I too love meringue cookies. I have a friend who makes chocolate meringue and then puts in the chocolate chips. They are so melt in your mouth yummy.
We always put chocolate chips in ours, my fave. But we have never added coconut!! I might have to try that. It is also fun to add crushed peppermints for a festive minty flair!
I love meringue cookies! My grandma makes them every Christmas. I like letting them sit for a week or so until they’re stale and chewy. 🙂 I’ve never had coconut in them, so I’m definitely going to try that!
Those look yummy & MIGHT be easy enough for me to make- I think I’m going to have to find out!
Those look yummy and easy to make!
When do you add the chocolate? If not why did you call chocolate coconut meringue?