Cream of Tartar is the secret to these flawless, easy-to-prepare meringue cookies that are light as air and stippled with chocolate chips.
Prep time: 0 min
Cook time: 130 min
Total time: 130 min
Makes 2 dozen
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Place egg whites in large bowl and beat on medium-high speed until foamy using hand-held mixer. Add cream of tartar and continue beating until fluffy but not dry.
Gradually add sugar, 3 tablespoons at a time. When half of sugar has been added, add vanilla extract. Continue adding remaining sugar, beating until dissolved and meringue is shiny and stiff. Carefully fold in chocolate chips.
Place neat teaspoonfuls on prepared baking sheets, spacing them 1 inch apart. Transfer to oven and turn oven off. Let cookies rest in oven, undisturbed, for 2 hours and up to overnight until crisp and dry.