Cookies | December 4, 2017

Beacon Hill Cookies {Chocolate Meringue Cookies}

Cookie Exchanges are a fond memory of mine.  My grandma hosted a HUGE cookie exchange every year.  They went all out and baked 1 dozen cookies for each person in attendance.  I remember my mom coming home with and entire laundry basket full of plates of cookies.  That is heaven for a little kid.  I remember going with my mom on a few occasions when my dad was working and just drooling over all the cookies.  I also felt super special being there because it was a no-kids event…but with it being at my Grandma’s house she’d let me join every once in a while.

A stack of beacon hill cookies on a small black plate with a glass of milk in the background

Perfect For A Cookie Exchange

Since those days as a kid I’ve been to a few cookie exchanges where you just bring a few dozen cookies and let people take an assorted plate of goodies home.  This makes it much easier on the bakers and on your waistline…and it lets you savor the really delicious cookies.  For our cookie exchange I baked two of my best loved cookie recipes.  My White Chocolate Raspberry Cookies (which you can find the recipe for right HERE) and my Beacon Hill Cookies.  Before I get to the Beacon Hill Cookies – just a few short words about the White Chocolate Raspberry Cookies.  They are AWESOME!!!  Many cookie exchange attendees told me they were their favorite…and I have to agree.  They are just so darned good!  Please please please make them.  You won’t regret it!

Meringue in a stand mixer used for making beacon hill cookies

 

Chocolate Meringue Cookies

Now these are a meringue cookie – so no flour, no butter.  Just egg whites and sugar basically.  The beating process takes about 10 minutes…so it is easier to use a stand mixer than a hand mixer – but a hand mixer will do the trick too!  And don’t let the meringue scare you – these are chewy delicious, chocolately cookies! Bonus? They are gluten free.

A baking tray of beacon hill cookies ready to be baked

A close up of beacon hill cookies on a black plate

A Favorite Cookie

Beacon Hill Cookies are my husband’s FAVORITE cookie.  His mom makes these and everyone in the family loves them!  She told me that years ago when she was first married, she ripped this recipe out of a magazine in a waiting room and it has been a favorite ever since.  I have made these cookies several times, but my husband always tells me they aren’t as good as how his mom makes them. :)  Even if I follow the recipe to a T food is always better at Mom’s house.

A hand grabbing beacon hill cookies from a plate

5 from 2 votes
Beacon Hill Cookies (Chocolate Meringue)
Beacon Hill Cookies {Chocolate Meringue Cookies}
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Delicious, family favorite Beacon Hill Cookies

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate cookies, meringue cookies
Servings: 15 cookies
Calories: 129 kcal
Author: Kadee
Ingredients
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chip pieces chocolate chips or chopped both work
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup angel flake coconut
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
Instructions
  1. Melt your chocolate - either in the microwave in 30 second increments stirring in between each increment, or in a double broiler. Set aside to cool.
  2. Using a stand, or hand mixer - beat eggs whites and salt until frothy. Gradually add the sugar, beating well in between each addition. Beat until mixture forms stiff peaks.
  3. Add vinegar and vanilla and beat again. The entire beating process will take you about 10 minutes (a little less if using a stand mixer.)
  4. Fold in coconut and nuts. Add chocolate and gently fold in until no more white is showing. Do not stir. Just gently fold it in.
  5. These are a delicate cookie, so make them small. Drop them by the teaspoon onto a greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  6. Yield: 24 cookies
Nutrition Facts
Beacon Hill Cookies {Chocolate Meringue Cookies}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 129 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Sodium 28mg1%
Potassium 98mg3%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition Facts
Beacon Hill Cookies {Chocolate Meringue Cookies}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 129 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Sodium 28mg1%
Potassium 98mg3%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

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  1. Hi,
    Thank you for the recipe
    I made these cookies, they tasted really great but my top did not have the glaze. What could be the reason?
    Thanks in advance
    Rakhee

  2. 5 stars
    They are great cookies! I used half the sugar and dark chocolate (53% cacoa) and it was plenty sweet and very rich!! I made these for a party where I had a diabetic friend and a gluten intolerant friend and with some restraint, the diabetic should be ok. :)
    Easy baking…no low-bake-and-leave-it-in-the-oven meringue product. You could leave the coconut out, but it gives it a chewy texture, vs a typical meringue cookie. I want to try peanut butter chips and peanuts next time!!