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Chocolate Pistachio Meringue Cookies

Chocolate Pistachio Meringue Cookies
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Chocolate Pistachio Meringue Cookies take the traditional macaroon to a whole new level. The combined nutty and cocoa flavors are totally to-die-for. You would never guess that these heavenly cookies are only 76 calories. Even better, this easy cookie recipe only has 5 ingredients and 5 steps. They are so simple to make. You can whip up a batch (which yields dozens) in a few minutes, and in no time, you will have a wonderful array of freshly baked cookies. These meringue cookies are the perfect sweet ending to any day. If the minimal amount of calories is not enough justification to make them, bake these babies for a Christmas cookie exchange. They are sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Makes30 cookies

Cooking Time40 min

Cooking MethodOven

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shelled pistachios, unsalted
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup Dutch processed cocoa
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1 cup mini chocolate morsels

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325F. Line two 15 x 11-1/2-inch baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. Put the pistachios and cup of the sugar into the food processor and mix on high for 30 to 40 seconds until finely ground. Add cocoa and pulse on high 6 times to incorporate.

  3. Put the egg whites into a glass or stainless mixing bowl and beat with a whisk. After 1-1/2 minutes, add the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar. Beat. Whites should reach firm peaks after 3 more minutes or so.

  4. Fold the pistachio and cocoa mixture into the egg whites in three increments with a rubber spatula. Gently fold in the chocolate morsels, taking care not to deflate the mixture.

  5. Drop the batter in spoonfuls (2 tablespoons) onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until the cookies lift easily from the baking sheet and cookie bottoms are smooth. Transfer the parchment with the cookies from the hot pan to a cool surface. Once cooled, peel off the paper and store macaroons in airtight container.

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Your recipe calls for 3/4 cup of sugar but you use cup of sugar in the food processor with the pistachios and another 1/2 cup in the egg whites. Please clarify.

This is so creative and sounds delicious. I've never had a cookie like this before but the promise chocolate and pistachio is too much to resist.

this sounds wonderful

Oh Yum!

Oh Yum!

Love that these are easy to make and sound delish

Wow...what a delicious looking cookie recipe love pistachio nuts!

these look great, can't wait to try them

This cookie sounds like a match made in heaven! Can't wait to make them.

These cookies look delicious. I like that they are easy to make and have only 76 calories.

Only 76 calories - awesome. Have to try for sure.

Can't make these....nut allergies

never heard of these but while im baking cookies right now , i may have to see if i have everything to make them , thanks

Great flavors in this cookie. I like meringue cookies. slehan at juno dot com

Great flavors in this cookie. I like meringue cookies. slehan at juno dot com

I love the look of these cookies. Am going to give the recipe to my Daughter to make for me. Cannot wait to try it.

I want to try this. I'm not very good at making meringue, but I am willing to give this a try!!

This with some pistachio ice cream...yumm!

Anything meringue is a winner. Then you added the chocolate. Hold me back!

Anything meringue is always a winner. And then you added the chocolate. Hold me back!

I'm not sure about pistachios in my cookies but my husband would love it.

Pistachios? Chocolate? Cookies? DEFINITELY HAVE TO TRY!!

Sign me up for a batch! I've gotta try them.

sound yummy

My mouth is watering. These sound heavenly.

Chocolate and Meringue together is delicious. Yummy!

I will have to make this cookie

sounds yummy

I am putting this on my cookie making list!

Sounds good but I always gave been a chocolate chip kind of guy

These look simple and easy but I have always been afraid of meringue.

these look so good! will have to try them out!

These were spectacular and super easy... yum.

I have never made a meringue cooke but these don't look too hard

sounds delicious!

I love meringues, but have never thought of adding pistachios. These will definitely be making an appearance at my Christmas cookie exchange.

I love pistachios!

I'm a crispy cookie lover, but these do sound tasty.

Omg I have to try these!!!

I like crispy cookies to dunk in milk!

These look wonderful and I love there is not too many ingredients!

I love that these do not have a ton of ingredients. They look great!

My husband loves pistachios! This should make him happy!

Oh these look so yummy! I am so addicted to pistachios. I will be giving these a try. Thank you for the recipe.

I love to eat Pistachio's by themselves, but these "Chocolate Pistachio Meringue Cookies " look like they melt in your mouth, and the light chocolate bottom layer is an added bonus to what looks like a cookie I will definitely be making especially with only needing 5 ingredients and having 76 calories my whole family will enjoy.

I love my cookies chewy.

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