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Chocolate Pavlova Meringue Cookies with chocolate ganache

Chocolate Meringue Cookies

Chocolate Meringue Cookies are a combination of ideas including macarons, chocolate drizzle cookies, and of course ice cream sandwiches!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American, French
Keyword chocolate, cookies, meringue
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 232 kcal

Ingredients

Meringue

  • 4 Egg Whites
  • 1 Cup (200 g) Granulated White Sugar
  • ½ tsp Vanilla Extract

Chocolate Drizzle

  • 2 oz (60 g) Dark Chocolate Chunks, Melted

Chocolate Ganache

  • ½ Cup (120 ml) Heavy Cream
  • 4 oz (125 g) Dark Chocolate Chunks ( DO NOT melt first)

Instructions

Meringue

  1. Preheat oven to 250 F (120 C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. (Trace desired size circles on paper for help with piping, or pipe free hand. For this recipe I did 2 inch and ½-1 inch meringues)
  3. In bowl of stand mixer with whisk attachment on medium high speed, beat egg whites stiff like clouds.
  4. Leave mixer on and slowly spoon in sugar a Tablespoon at a time.
  5. Whisk until stiff peaks form. Mixture should be firm and shiny.
  6. Spoon meringue mixture into piping bag. Pipe each meringue from the edge of the circle inward clockwise, and lift in the center to create a tip.
  7. Bake for 90 minutes. DO NOT open oven door while baking or meringues will crack. At 90 minutes, Turn Oven Off and allow meringues to cool inside oven. (About an hour).

Remove pan from oven and prepare chocolate drizzle.

  1. Put the 2 oz. of chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and heat for TWO-THREE 30 second intervals, stirring in between. Once chocolate is melted, take a spoon and drizzle over meringues.
  2. Transfer pan to refrigerator, to set the chocolate.

Prepare your ganache filling.

  1. In a saucepan on medium heat, warm your heavy cream.
  2. Add 4 oz dark chocolate chunks and continue to stir until melted.
  3. Remove chocolate cream from heat and let cool to room temp.
  4. Pour cream into bowl of stand mixer and whip until fluffy. (Should have a thick whipped cream like consistency.)
  5. Pipe or dollup chocolate ganache cream onto meringue shells and sandwich together.
  6. Store Chocolate Meringue Cookies in the fridge!