Easy Chocolate Mint Meringues {Cookie Recipe}

One of my favorite flavor combinations ever: Chocolate Mint Meringue cookies are so easy to make, and so versatile too!

Chocolate Mint Meringues: a no fail recipe for making beautiful, delicious meringue cookies!

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There is something so special about meringue cookies. I don’t remember eating them in childhood (although I’ve heard from many of you that your grandmother’s always made them). I know for ME, they are just melt in your mouth perfect.

Making cookies for the week is something I try to do regularly. My kids like to have a “treat’ in their lunch sacks every day. Cookies are the obvious choice for that treat.

How to make Meringue Cookies

Chocolate Mint Meringues: a no fail recipe for making beautiful, delicious meringue cookies!

I wasn’t sure what my kids would think of meringue cookies in their lunches this week, if it’s too “sophisticated” for a school lunch or not.

But, guess what. It doesn’t matter. We ate these cookies in less than 24 hours.

The recipe made about 60 little rosettes, but that didn’t stop us. Every time I walked by the bowl this weekend, I grabbed one.

I wasn’t the only one either, honest, I had help polishing these off! We hosted Bible Study in our home on Sunday night and that was the last straw. They were gone.

Looks like I’ll be back to the cookie baking drawing board today!

Chocolate Mint Meringues: a no fail recipe for making beautiful, delicious meringue cookies!

So now, I sit here on Monday, writing about these delicious cookies that I can no longer snack on.

Have you made meringue cookies before? They seriously are so easy!

Here are a few tricks that I use when making meringues:

Bake them at a low temperature for a long time. I usually do 200 degrees for 80 minutes.

Use parchment paper! Easy to clean up, and mine never get browned bottoms.

Once done baking, turn oven off and let them set in the oven for hours. I usually make them in the evening, then let them sit in the oven overnight.

Don’t bake on a humid day. Don’t store them when it’s humid in your house.

Use JELL-O gelatin powder to add color and flavor (I usually add in a couple tablespoons of the powder).

Add your food coloring before beating to stiff peaks. It helps distribute it more evenly. I also find gel food coloring works better than liquid.

Use a pastry bag and tip for swirls and roses. Or use a spoon and drop by tablespoon onto parchment paper. You decide.

Use chocolate almond bark, Candiquik, or melting wafers for dipping your meringues. It sets up quick and doesn’t change the texture of your meringue.

ENJOY!

Chocolate Mint Meringues: a no fail recipe for making beautiful, delicious meringue cookies!

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Yield: 60

Chocolate Mint Meringues

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Rest Time 4 hours
Total Time 5 hours 35 minutes

One of my favorite flavor combinations ever: Chocolate Mint! Meringue cookies are so easy to make, and so versatile too!

Ingredients

  • 4 egg whites, room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 drop green food coloring, gel
  • 6 oz dark chocolate wafers, melted

Instructions

  1. In a clean, dry mixing bowl, whisk the egg whites for 30 seconds until frothy.
  2. Add in vinegar and cornstarch, whisk with electric mixer for 1 minute. While beating, slowly add the sugar in a steady stream. Add peppermint extract and food coloring.
  3. Beat for 4 minutes on high until stiff peaks form.
  4. Spoon into a large pastry bag with tip, pipe on parchment paper lined baking sheets.
  5. Bake in a 200 degree oven for 80 minutes. Turn oven off and allow meringues to set 4 hours or overnight.
  6. Once set, dip into melted chocolate and return to parchment paper to set. ENJOY.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

60

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 27 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 20mg Carbohydrates: 6g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 4g Protein: 0g
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice

Recipe originally published March 10, 2014

Aimee

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Posted on March 9, 2019

Comments & Reviews

  1. I heart these little cookies, Aimee! I shared on G+ and pinned. And I happen to have some egg whites that need using up…

  2. these look AWESOME, seriously. You need to move into my house – you always have the best dessert ideas.

  3. Have never made meringue cookies before. Tried your recipe today. Wonder how to store them after they are done setting in the oven for four hours. Do they ship well? Thank you.

  4. Thanks for the great meringue tips, Amy. I definitely want to try these. I wonder, though, how humid is too humid? My kitchen can get pretty warm, but I don’t think Hawaii is as humid as some other places I’ve lived in. I guess I’ll just have to give it a shot. Luckily, I have plenty of eggs.

    1. Hmmm, warm is okay, humid is not. As for what level of humidity, I’m not sure. Keeping them in the oven to set usually helps. And eating them all immediately after setting helps too 🙂

  5. I don’t normally post comments on blogs, but feel I should thank you! I have never gotten meringues right before this, your instructions made it all possible so that for once I don’t have piles of mush. Thank you!!

  6. How important is the cornstarch? I’ve never made meringues before, and I have everything else on hand to make these – even cacao chips to melt down. 🙂

    1. Chances are it’s too humid in your house, or a little liquid got in your bowl with the egg whites (whether it was on the bowl or a drop of egg yolk entered).

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