T&C : Meringue Cookies with Chocolate Swirls




This is the first time I'm participating in Taste & Create, a wonderful event in which participants are paired up and have to create something from their partners blog. For this month, I have been paired with Ivy of Little Ivy Cakes. I was so tempted by so many of her recipes and was unable to make a decision about what to make.
A couple of days back I just wanted to bake something simple that I could serve when Manoj got back from work, when these cookies caught my eye. They were so simple and I knew we would love them as we are real fans of meringue. The cookies were awesome, just as Ivy promised, crisp and crunchy outside and a chewy, marshmallowy texture inside. I halved the recipe, so they were gone in minutes. 

Chocolate Meringue Cookies



Ingredients:
4 egg whites, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup bitter-sweet chocolate (use semi-sweet if you like it to be really sweet)

Method:
Melt the chocolate until smooth and keep aside.
Preheat the oven to 275˚F.
Heat the egg whites and sugar together stirring continuously until quite hot.
Remove from heat and beat the egg mixture till its glossy and forms stiff peaks.
Drizzle the chocolate over the meringue and fold gently to form ribbons of chocolate. Do not stir too much, we don't want to mix in the chocolate.
Drop large spoonfuls on a lined cookie sheet and bake for 35 mins.
Cool completely on a wire rack and store in air tight jars (ie. of you have leftovers).

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Sending these cookies also to 'Event for Eggs' hosted by Sudeshna who is celebrating her blog's first B'day.

42 comments:

  1. yum yum, looking gorgeous poornima...love meringues with chocolate...

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  2. Love the cookies, chocolate swirls are looking too good...yummm :)

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  3. wow meringues are difficult to make.. urs look perfect and great.

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  4. OMG! (O_O) Chocolate meringue cookies look fantastic! Love those swirlies!

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  5. looks gorgeous Poornima....love the swirls on top....very inviting.

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  6. Lovely cookies Poornima, the chocolate swirls look absolutely delicious :)

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  7. amazingly delicious cookies!! im also there for T&C but not been able to make anything due to the hunger challenge thing...im thinking of making something for saturday breakfast and post it now !!

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  8. Looking delicious Poornima..

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  9. Love your eagerness to participate in all the events possible. Wow. I wish I were u. I'm just not finding the time with all my travel plans going on.
    I love meringues and they are something guiltfree too to enjoy.
    And I think I forgot to mention, that caricature looks so cute.Nice couple:)

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  10. Looks like a wonderful choco dish... perfect for sweet lovers like me...

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  11. Oh my gosh! I am so glad you did this recipe. I love these and yours look perfect!

    Great being partners with you. I love your Gajar Ka Halwa and will keep this recipe for furture use. :)

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  12. I donno how you managed to carve it sooo beautifully, but looks astonishing Poornima! A real beauty! :)

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  13. looks gorgeous...very creative !!

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  14. goodness gracious ...........look at that.If I ever accomplish a meringue like this I'd be bragging abt it forever.

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  15. meringues with chocolate..nice idea dear..

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  16. wow.. those swirls are great poorni... lovely dear..!

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  17. Looks gorgeous poornima.Thanks for the recipe.

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  18. Cookies look great yaar,but this cookies are done without flour?

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  19. Gorgeous!! great work Poornima!

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  20. wow! nice ..thanks for the recipe ...looks soo yummy

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  21. Wow ot looks so so good that i am bookmarking to make this when i have agg whites left.
    My daughter would love this.

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  22. Perfect cookies dear.Shall I take one:)

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  23. Nice swirls...Very nice recipe... will try once and give my feedback

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  24. Your meringue cookies are sooo adorable..Love the chocolaty swirls!

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  25. I can get the aroma out here! My son will love this :)

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  26. gorgeous. the first pic would be perfect for click cookies.

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  27. Poornima these are nothing short of entirely elegant. I've been looking for something really impressive and this is it. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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  28. great. These look so beautiful can't wait to try it. Better still take a bite right now:)

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  29. Love those swirls on top! You made it like a pro!

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  30. Oh wow awesome...Love the swrils....

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  31. they look so pretty and perfect..

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  32. Oh my gosh...what a drool worthy cookie is this!!! Looks delicious...

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  33. Great meringue cookies .Once i made meringue peaks watching Alton Brown's video..liked the swirl u made on them..

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  34. chocolate swirls r looking terrific, so tempting!!!!!!!

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  35. chocolate swirls r looking terrific, so tempting!!!!!!!

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  36. How many cookies do you get from 4 egg whitesw whipped?
    The swirls are just too good.

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  37. Thanks Anudivya...U would probably get around 35-40 cookies depanding on the size...I hope u try it and like it.

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  38. Hi Poornima!

    My name is Abby and I'm from Malaysia...I just saw your chocolate meringue swirl cookies and its seems so easy make but I have few questions which are is it necessary
    to heat up the egg whites and sugar..and how to heat them up

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