Meringue Cookie Recipes

These crunchy confections are a perfectly sweet and tasty treat.

Healthy Meringue Cookie Recipes

Healthy Meringue Cookie Recipes

Crispy meringues are a treat for the eyes and the taste buds. They are an entertaining staple during the holidays, but we think they deserve a place on the dessert table year-round.

Our first recipe is Chocolate-Dipped Almond Meringues.

Dress up these almond-flavored meringue cookies by dipping half of each cookie in a glaze of melted chocolate.

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Coconut Meringues

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Coconut Meringues

They've got just 25 calories apiece, so you can get more kick out of your calorie count with these light-as-air treats. Not your average meringues, these get a kick of flavor from flaked sweetened coconut, coconut extract, and unsweetened cocoa. Plus, they're easy and fun to make.

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Chocolate-Chip Meringue Cookies

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Chocolate-Chip Meringue Cookies

These chocolate chip meringue cookies are light, crunchy, and have just the right amount of cocoa to satisfy your chocolate cravings.

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Double-Chocolate Meringue Cookies

Photo: Randy Mayor

Double-Chocolate Meringue Cookies

These cookies have a slightly fudgy texture. They are baked, then cooled for 1-1/2 hours in the oven (don't forget to turn it off).

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Bittersweet Chocolate Meringues Cookie

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Bittersweet Chocolate Meringues

For your next gathering, bring these delicate, crisp cookies out on a tray at the end of the evening with little to-go cups of coffee—a great send-off from a successful party.

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Thumbprint Meringues

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Thumbprint Meringues

To keep it kid-friendly, leave out the raspberry liqueur. (If the jam seems thick, stir in a few drops of lemon or lime juice.) At just 37 calories apiece, these treats won't ruin anyone's appetite for a healthful dinner.

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Chocolate-Cherry Chunk Meringues

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Chocolate-Cherry Chunk Meringues

The edges of the meringues are crisp, but the center pieces are slightly soft. Don't chop the chocolate too finely or it will completely melt in the meringue.

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Double-Vanilla Meringue Cookies

Double-Vanilla Meringue Cookies

By using vanilla bean and extract, you’ll get double the vanilla flavor in these meringue cookies.

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Chocolate Chip Meringues

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Chocolate Chip Meringues

These cookies will keep for a week in an airtight container. Keep them on hand to offer unexpected visitors.

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Double Vanilla Meringues

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Double Vanilla Meringues

Whipped egg whites are the key to the fluffy, delicate texture of meringues. Don’t be fooled by the fancy name. These cookies are easy, and require only six ingredients (including one real vanilla bean).

View Recipe: Double Vanilla Meringues

Chocolate-Hazelnut Meringue Kisses

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Chocolate-Hazelnut Meringue Kisses

Piping cookies from a pastry bag is a lot of fun, and the work goes quickly. But kids might enjoy the no-fuss option of dropping level tablespoons of the batter onto the prepared baking sheet instead.

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Tweed Meringues

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Tweed Meringues

Chocolate and pecans give these cookies the nubby appearance of tweed. Before grinding the toasted nuts, make sure they have cooled completely to keep the chocolate from melting.

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Peanut Butter-Chocolate Meringue Sandwiches

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Peanut Butter-Chocolate Meringue Sandwiches

Creamy peanut butter filling is sandwiched between chocolate meringues, creating a flavor reminiscent of chocolate-peanut butter cups.

View Recipe: Peanut Butter-Chocolate Meringue Sandwiches

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