Chocolate Covered Almond Meringue Cookies Recipe

  • 6 egg whites at room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 8 ounces ground almonds
  • 2 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 pound milk chocolate, broken into pieces
  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Line 4 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Beat egg whites in a glass or metal bowl until foamy and soft peaks form. Gradually add white sugar, continuing to beat until mixture holds stiff peaks, about 5 minutes. Lift your beater or whisk straight up: the egg whites will form sharp peaks.
  3. Mix ground almonds and confectioners' sugar together in a separate bowl; fold into egg white mixture. Transfer mixture to a piping bag; pipe mixture into 2-inch long by 1/2-inch thick mounds onto the prepared baking sheets.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until cookies are dry and lightly golden brown, about 45 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. Melt chocolate in the top of a double boiler over simmering water, stirring frequently and scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching.
  6. Dip each cookie in the melted chocolate using a fork until cookie is completely coated. Shake off excess chocolate. Arrange cookies on the parchment-lined baking sheets; refrigerate until set.