Delicate Chocolate Swirl Meringue Cookies look like you fussed, but are surprisingly easy to make.

Chocolate Swirl Meringue Cookies: Veggies First Then Dessert #Choctoberfest


Crisp on the outside, marshmallow-y soft on the inside, these pillow-y bites are the perfect light cookie, for when that chocolate craving hits. They are fairly easy to make too, with just 4 ingredients needed.

Hello my fellow chocolate lovers! It's #Choctoberfest time, and I've teamed up with my fellow food blogger friends, to bring you some incredible chocolate recipes this week. Plus, there's a >>>GIVEAWAY<<< for you to enter to win a KitchenAid mixer, so you can whip up some of the amazing recipes that are being shared. 

Monday I shared my recipe for Chocolate Hummus, an amazing dessert hummus that's perfect for dipping apple slices, and salty pretzels in. Today's recipe is melt in your mouth Chocolate Swirl Meringue Cookies!

Veggies First Then Dessert: Chocolate Swirl Meringue Cookies #Choctoberfest


What are Meringue Cookies?

They are light as air cookies, made mostly from egg whites and powdered sugar. The cookies are piped onto a parchment lined baking sheet, and baked low and slow, so they retain their shape and don't flatten out. They turn out crisp on the outside, and puffy, light, and cloud like in the center. To make them extra special, I swirled some melted chocolate through them, for cookies that are as pretty, as they are tasty. They literally melt in your mouth!

My family and I loved them as is, but if you wanted to serve them as a dessert, top with whipped cream and fresh berries for little mini pavlovas!


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Printable recipe

Chocolate Swirl Meringue Cookies

Ingredients

3 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
4 large egg whites, room temperature (see note)
1 1/3 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon white vinegar

Directions

Preheat oven to 250°F. Line two baking trays with parchment paper. Set aside.
Start by melting the chocolate, so it has time to cool before folding it into the meringue batter. Place chocolate in a heat-proof bowl, and melt in the microwave for 30 second increments, stirring after each increment until melted and smooth. Set aside.
Place egg whites in the bowl of a stand mixer (a hand held mixer may be used) Beat egg whites on high speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar as the mixer runs, then stop mixer and scrape down sides of bowl with a rubber spatula. Add vinegar and continue beating until stiff glossy peaks have formed.
Drizzle the melted chocolate over the top of the meringue, and carefully fold through two or three times. Add an open star piping tip to a piping bag, and add the meringue batter. (you'll have to do this in two batches) Pipe 2 inch swirls, about 2 inches apart, until you use up all the batter. Bake for 45-50 minutes. The outsides should be dry to the touch.
Remove from oven and cool completely on the baking sheets.
Gently remove meringues from parchment paper, and store in an air tight container at room temperature, for up to 2 weeks.


NOTES

  • It's easier to separate the egg whites when they are cold, then allow them to come to room temperature. (about 30 minutes)
  • Be very careful separating the egg whites from the yolk. You don’t want any egg yolks in the bowl, because the slightest drop of fat will prevent the egg whites from properly stabilizing.
  • Make sure to melt the chocolate before starting on the meringue batter. The chocolate needs to cool down before adding it to the batter.
  • Don't add all of the sugar at once, gradually add it, a couple tablespoons at a time, while the mixer is running.
  • Don’t make meringues on a humid day. Weather can affect how your meringues set up before and during baking.
  • No piping tip or piping bag? Simply use a spoon to spoon 1.5 inch mounds 2 inches apart on the baking sheet.

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2 Comments

  1. Your meringues look perfect April. Love the swirls in the swirl.

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    1. It was my first try at piping meringues, instead of just spooning them onto the baking sheet. I'm surprised how easy it was.

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