Cocoa Meringue Kisses

Posted on April 17, 2013
Hi, Everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve shared any cookie recipes with you, and these Cocoa Meringue Kisses were so good I just had to tell you all about them! If you like meringue, you will love these! I used to be so intimidated by the whole meringue process, but now that I’ve made it several times, it’s really just a couple of steps that aren’t too difficult! And if you follow them carefully, you end up with delicious goodness like these Cocoa Meringue Kisses that are so wonderfully light and airy and just melt in your mouth!


(Recipe from Martha Stewart)
*Makes about 30*
4 large egg whites
1 cup granulated sugar
Pinch of Cream of Tartar
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1. Begin by preparing your meringue. Fill a medium sized pot with water and bring it to a simmer, then set a heatproof bowl over it. In the bowl, combine the egg whites, sugar and cream of tartar, and whisk together until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is smooth and warm when you touch it.
2. Next, pour the mixture into your electric mixer bowl, and mix on high speed using the whisk attachment, until stiff, glossy peaks form, for about 10 minutes. Then, add in the vanilla and sift in the cocoa powder, fold them in very carefully so the meringue doesn’t deflate.
3. Preheat your oven to 175 deg F and line your baking sheets with parchment paper. Fill a pastry bag with a large star tip with the meringue and pipe your kisses onto your baking sheets. Bake for up to two hours, take the kisses out whenever they are hard on the outside and don’t stick to the parchment paper anymore.
Happy Baking, Everyone!

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  • Reply Wanda April 17, 2013 at 8:58 am

    Marla, these are so pretty. I have never made meriugnes. I think I may just try these. Blessings! Wanda

    • Reply Maria April 17, 2013 at 9:37 pm

      Thanks so much, Wanda!

  • Reply Trish - Mom On Timeout April 17, 2013 at 9:38 am

    Wow! Such beautiful photography Maria – love these!

    • Reply Maria April 17, 2013 at 9:37 pm

      Thank you so much, Trish!

  • Reply Teresa April 17, 2013 at 9:48 am

    I love Meringue. Yours turned out lovely and look even yummier than I remember.
    Thank you for sharing,

    • Reply Maria April 17, 2013 at 9:38 pm

      Thanks, Teresa!

  • Reply ❀ JoAnne April 17, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    These look so yummy, Maria. My daughter would love them. I’ll have to give them a try for a special treat sometime!

    • Reply Maria April 17, 2013 at 9:38 pm

      Thank you, JoAnne!

  • Reply Shirley@Housepitality Designs April 17, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    They look waay too good!!…Never tried to make them but I now that I have this great recipe, I will have to try them for my next dinner group…!!

    • Reply Maria April 17, 2013 at 9:38 pm

      Thanks, Shirley!

  • Reply Kelly April 18, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Oh I bet those are so light and fluffy. They are beautiful too. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    • Reply Maria April 18, 2013 at 8:58 pm

      Thanks, Kelly!

  • Reply Happier Than a Pig in Mud April 18, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    I’ve made meringues a few times but never cocoa, it’s on my list! Love that super tall peak, yours look spectacular-enjoy:@)

    • Reply Maria April 18, 2013 at 8:58 pm

      Thanks!!! I love the cocoa flavor, it really works well!

  • Reply chateau chic April 18, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    Oh my goodness, these look so YUMMY, and they’re pretty too! I have to try them.
    Happy to be a new follower.
    Mary Alice

    • Reply Maria April 18, 2013 at 8:58 pm

      Thanks so much!

  • Reply Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon April 18, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    These look delicious and your photos are wonderful.

    • Reply Maria April 19, 2013 at 9:13 am

      Thanks so much!

  • Reply Ruth Soukup April 25, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Yum!! These look delicious and your photos are gorgeous as well! I will have to try these – that “melt in your mouth” bit got to me. 🙂

    I’d love for you to share this with us at Living Well Spending Less today in our Thrifty Thursday link party!

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