Chocolate Chunk-Walnut Meringue Cookies

Look to these meringue cookies if you want a new, simple, no-fuss holiday cookie recipe. They're ready to eat after drying in the oven for an hour, but you can leave them in there longer–even overnight.

Chocolate Chunk-Walnut Meringue Cookies
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins


  • 2 large egg whites (see Tip)

  • teaspoon cream of tartar

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup chopped bittersweet chocolate (about 4 oz.)

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

  • ½ cup chopped dried cranberries


  1. Position racks in upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 275°F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. Place egg whites in the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat to soft peaks. With the mixer running, gradually add sugar and beat to stiff, shiny peaks. Beat in vanilla and salt. Gently fold in chocolate, walnuts, and dried cranberries with a flexible spatula.

  3. Scoop the batter by heaping tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake until completely firm and dry but still white, 25 to 30 minutes. Turn off the oven and open the door. Leave the cookies in the oven for an additional 30 minutes.


Equipment: Parchment paper; stand mixer

To make ahead: Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Tip: To get the most volume from beaten egg whites, it's best to start with the whites at room temperature. Submerge the eggs in their shells in a bowl of lukewarm (not hot) water for about 5 minutes before using.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

87 Calories
5g Fat
8g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Serving Size 1 cookie
Calories 87
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 1g 2%
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 17mg 1%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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