Mocha Meringues

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.
Makes 36
Prep 10 m
Bake 60 m



  1. 1 of 5 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. 2 of 5 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. 3 of 5 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. 4 of 5 Turn off oven; tilt oven door open. Let meringues stand in oven for 30 minutes.
  5. 5 of 5 Remove meringues from oven. With thin metal spatula, carefully lift cookies off baking sheets.
Nutrition Information for Mocha Meringues
Servings Per Recipe: 36
Per Serving: 0 g sat. fat, 0 mg chol., 1 g Fat, total, 18 kcal cal., 2 g carb., 1 g pro., 5 mg sodium, 1 g fiber