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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! Learn how to make the best minty chocolate meringue cookies with this easy recipe.

I can never resist a meringue cookie. Whether it’s pumpkin spice meringues or these strawberry meringue cookies, I’m the one heading back to the dessert table for seconds (or thirds).

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

Why These Cookies are Best

You won’t believe how beautiful these Chocolate Mint Meringues look on a platter. The contrast of pale green and dark chocolate looks almost too good to eat.

The flavor is similar to an Andes chocolate mint or a thin mint Girl Scouts cookie, only with the shape and texture of a perfect meringue. You are going to be blown away by these cookies!

  • Perfect melt-in-your-mouth meringues.
  • Refreshing minty flavor.
  • Dipped in melted chocolate!
  • Impressive yet easy to make!
Chocolate Mint Meringues: a no fail recipe for making beautiful, delicious meringue cookies!

Meringue Ingredient Notes

Making cloud-like meringues a very specific balance of ingredients.

  • Egg whites – Bring them to room temperature before using for best chance of success. Save the egg yolks for a batch of homemade lemon curd!
  • Sugar – Bonds to the egg whites to provide structure and sweetness to the meringue.
  • White vinegar– The acidity stabilizes the egg whites so they stay light and airy without collapsing.
  • Cornstarch – Helps absorb any extra liquid in the meringues so they come out with the perfect shiny tops.
  • Peppermint extract and green food gel – For a minty twist to the meringue base.
  • Melted chocolate wafers – Using chocolate tempered for melting ensures the chocolate sets up smooth and even on the meringue cookies.
Chocolate Mint Meringues: a no fail recipe for making beautiful, delicious meringue cookies!

Meringue Tips and Tricks

  • 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.
  • 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 Ghirardelli melting wafers for dipping your meringues. It sets up quick and doesn’t change the texture of your meringue.

Recipe FAQs

Why isn’t my meringue getting stiff?

Meringue will not stiffen if it’s come into contact with excess moisture. If your house is humid or a drop of liquid got in the bowl (whether from a stray yolk or water droplet) you will have a hard time getting stiff peaks. That’s why it’s extra important to make sure your mixing bowl is bone dry before making meringue.

Can I make these without an electric mixer?

It is certainly possible to make meringue cookies without an electric mixer. Otherwise what would all those generations of pastry chefs have done before the advent of electricity? That said, it is exhausting to whisk meringues by hand without the aid of a high powered mixer. If you try it by hand, make sure to use a heavy wire whisk and get ready for a real wrist workout!
It is also more difficult to incorporate enough air.
That’s why I strongly recommend using a stand mixer with a beater attachment or hand held electric beaters for chocolate mint meringues, and all my meringue recipes!

How should meringue cookies be stored?

Store the meringues away from humidity at room temperature. They keep well for about 2-3 weeks depending on the humidity of your home.

Should meringues be kept covered?

This depends on where you live and the humidity levels in your home. I find my meringue stay crisp on the outside for longer if I store them uncovered. If you are in a humid environment, storing them in an airtight container may work better to keep out excess moisture.

Chocolate Mint Meringues: a no fail recipe for making beautiful, delicious meringue cookies!
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 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 1 Tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 drop green food coloring, gel
  • 6 ounce 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.

Notes

  • 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.
  • 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 Ghirardelli melting wafers for dipping your meringues. It sets up quick and doesn't change the texture of your meringue.
  • Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    60

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 27Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 20mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 0g

    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice

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    Chocolate mint meringue are delicious minty chocolate-dipped clouds of cookie bliss. An easy, elegant and satisfying treat!

    About Aimee

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    Posted on March 9, 2019

    Comments & Reviews

    1. Help!! this made more meringue than i can fit in my oven… how can i preserve the rest to bake in the morning??

      1. Just seeing this. I haven’t tried to save any. But remember, the meringues don’t expand, so you can pipe them really close together on the parchment paper. You can also put several trays in the oven at once.

    2. Can u please say a little more about the jello powder. U only list it in the tips. So are u meaning reg jello powder? What flavor? Who much do u use of it and when do u add it and why

    3. Hi! I’m currently following this recipe and I’m having trouble getting the meringue to stiffen. Do you have any tips?

      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).

    4. 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. 🙂

    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. 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 🙂

    7. 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.

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

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

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