Schokoladenmakronen (Gluten-Free Christmas Chocolate Meringues)


These German Christmas cookies only need 5 ingredients and they are naturally gluten free. Try to use good dark chocolate, it will make a difference in the taste. When the cookies come straight out of the oven, the chocolate will be warm and melted, to die for! The finer the chocolate, the better the meringues.

Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
6 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 21 mins
30 meringues


  • 2 ounces dark chocolate

  • 2 egg whites

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla sugar

  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder


  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. Grate dark chocolate with a fine grater (such as Microplane®) into a bowl.

  3. Beat egg whites in a glass, metal, or ceramic bowl until stiff peaks form. Add sugar and vanilla sugar gradually, continuing to beat. Sift cocoa powder over grated chocolate; fold mixture with a spatula carefully into the egg whites.

  4. Use 2 teaspoons to place little mounds of chocolate mixture 2 inches apart onto the prepared baking sheets.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until cookies are dried on the outside and slightly darkened on the bottom, about 30 minutes, depending on the size of the cookies.

  6. Allow to cool on the baking sheets for 1 to 2 minutes, then carefully transfer onto a wire rack to cool completely, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

24 Calories
1g Fat
5g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 30
Calories 24
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 0g
Calcium 1mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 12mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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