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Tuesdays with Dorie: Cocoa-Almond Meringues

August 2, 2011

This week, Tuesdays with Dorie bakers made Cocoa-Almond Meringues, selected by Mike of Ugly Food for an Ugly Dude (that name always makes me laugh!). Thanks Mike for this great cookie selection!


What I did: I made the full recipe, which barely fit on my two cookie sheets (my cookie sheets are pretty small). I got over 40 cookies, and could have squeezed a few more out if I’d had the room. I piped them onto the parchment with a large star tip.

How it went: These were pretty easy to make, aside from my usual stress over whether I’ve over- or under-whipped the egg whites. I baked mine 10 minutes longer than the recipe calls for, because I saw some comments from other bakers about the meringues being chewy. I’m not big on chewy meringue, so I decided to let them go a bit longer.

How it tasted: These were sweet, crunchy, and double-chocolatey. I think I’d be OK if they didn’t have the almonds – they were fine, but I wouldn’t miss them. I would miss the chopped chocolate though; that was a fantastic addition! My husband gave them the thumbs-up. I’ve made Martha Stewart’s chocolate meringue cookies a couple of times, and these may have the upper hand, because I liked the chopped chocolate so much.

Mike will have the recipe posted today. Or just open your copy of Baking: From My Home to Yours to page 155 and make some meringues!

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12 comments

  1. Awwww, I love your little star cookies! I was the complete opposite on scale, as I made massive meringues with a huge metal spoon and just dolloped them onto the paper.


  2. I didn’t bake these, but I think yours are so pretty! Well done. 🙂


  3. I thought about piping them but just decided to go the rustic way. I lived these: chocolaty, light, sweet, but also a touch chewy.


  4. nice little merinuge stars!


  5. Love your piped cookies, they are beautiful. I used a cookie scoop, mine look more like meatballs! But they do taste good. Have a great week.


  6. Love the piped star look! The cookies seem more chewy today as the day goes on, which is the way I like them. They are still crispy on the outside though. I might have to go double-check the chewiness right now. 😉


  7. I love meringues, and these look terrific. Any time I’ve made meringue cookies, I’ve made them free-form, but next time I’d definitely pipe them. Yours are so cute!


  8. Oh, I wish I’d thought to use my star tip. Those are so pretty!!


  9. They look so pretty piped with the star tip. I ran out of time and didn’t get a chance to bake them, but I like meringues and I’m always optimistic I’ll get around to trying the recipes I missed


  10. they look beautiful! well done


  11. These meringues were much better than the Allrecipes meringues I’ve made in the past. I tasted one warm and the gooey center was unbelievably good!
    Your meringues look fabulous!!!!!


  12. These are gorgeous!!!! I have a fear of meringue so I really am impressed with how well yours turned out.



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