Mint-Chocolate Meringue Cookies

This healthier, low-calorie cookie has some star ingredients such as protein-rich egg whites and antioxidant-loaded cocoa powder, and they’re easy to make. Enjoy during a festive video lunch or a special gathering within your household.



Prep Time:

20 minutes

Cook Time:

25 minutes


  • 3 egg whites
  • ⅛ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ⅔ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
  • ¼ teaspoon mint extract
  • ⅓ cup mini chocolate chips or finely chopped bittersweet chocolate


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. With an electric mixer, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time. Add cocoa powder and beat until the mixture becomes glossy. Add mint extract. With a spatula, gently fold in chips. Place mixture in a pastry bag* fitted with a ½- or ¾-inch tip. Pipe 1-inch rounds onto prepared baking sheets, leaving 1 to 2 inches between cookies. With damp fingertips, press down any peaks. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, rotating pans halfway through baking. Place baking sheets on a cooling rack for 10 minutes before peeling cookies off the parchment.

    *If a pastry bag isn’t available, spoon mixture into a zip-top bag and snip a ½-inch hole in the bottom corner of the bag. Batter can also be dropped with a tablespoon onto the baking sheet.


For 5 meringues:

Calories: 65 Total fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 56mg Carbohydrates: 13g Dietary Fiber: 1g Sugars: 12g Protein: 4g