Mocha Meringues

Dieters will appreciate these low-calorie cookies so be sure to include a few on your holiday cookie tray. Mini chocolate chips boost the flavor without breaking the calorie budget.

Mocha Meringues
Servings: 36 Yield: 3 dozen cookies Prep 10 mins Bake 250°F 1 hr


  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 3 egg whites, at room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Make It

1. Heat oven to 250 degrees F. Line 2 large baking sheets with nonstick foil. Stir together vanilla and instant coffee in a small bowl. Set aside.

2. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar in large bowl on medium speed until frothy. Increase speed to medium-high; add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, and beat until stiff, glossy peaks form and whites have tripled in volume, about 5 minutes.

3. Sift cocoa powder over beaten egg- white mixture. Carefully fold in cocoa powder until evenly distributed. Fold in vanilla-coffee mixture and mini chocolate chips. Transfer egg-white mixture to a large resealable plastic bag. Snip off a large corner and pipe meringue by heaping tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets. Bake at 250 degrees F for 1 hour, leaving oven door closed the entire time.

4. Turn off oven; tilt oven door open. Let meringues stand in oven for 30 minutes.

5. Remove meringues from oven. With thin metal spatula, carefully lift cookies off baking sheets.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 36; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 18, Fat, total (g): 1, chol. (mg): , sat. fat (g): , carb. (g): 2, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 1, sodium (mg): 5, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.