Simple Chocolate Chip Meringues

  • Prep Time: 0 hours
  • Cook Time: 0 hours
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: About 3 dozen cookies 1x


  • 4 large egg whites (120 grams total), room temperature
  • 1 cup superfine sugar (you can make this by grinding 1 cup + 2 teaspoons white sugar in a food processor)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla OR 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • Bare pinch of salt
  • Optional: 1 cup mini chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 300F. Line a couple of baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Start with a clean, dry bowl and whisk or mixer. Beat egg whites until they form firm peaks.
  3. Still beating, slowly add the sugar, followed by the rest of the ingredients. Beat just until a lifted whisk shows stiff peaks. Gently fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. Use a pastry bag or zipper bag with a tip cut off to form little rounds, a couple tablespoons each (hey will not spread in the oven).
  5. Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until hard and very slightly browned. Cool on a rack for at least 30 minutes.
  6. Seal leftovers in airtight containers for up to a week.