Christmas Cookies #6: “Zebras”- Marbled Meringue

I have been making these cookies since I found them on the Williams-Sonoma site a few years ago. They have become a favorite recipe for my children and they call them “Zebras”.

This recipe is not only incredibly easy to follow but it is also absolutely delicious. The meringues come out crispy outside, but soft and chewy inside. Impossible to resist!

"Zebras"- Marbled Meringue

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Serves: Makes about 15


  • 2.5 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 cup sugar



Preheat an oven to 275°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.


In a saucepan, bring 1 to 2 inches water to a simmer. Place the chocolate in a heatproof bowl and set over the simmering water. Melt, stirring occasionally. Set aside to cool slightly.


In a bowl, combine the egg whites and sugar. Place over simmering water and whisk until the mixture is hot to touch about 2-3 minutes. Transfer the bowl to a mixer and beat on high speed until stiff peaks form and the mixture is lukewarm 4 to 5 minutes.


Remove the bowl from the mixer and drizzle the melted chocolate over the egg whites, folding in with a rubber spatula until just marbled.


Drop the meringue by heaping tablespoons, spaced slightly apart, onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake until crunchy outside and still chewy inside, 35 to 40 minutes. Transfer the pans to a wire rack and cool completely before removing the cookies from the parchment. Store in an airtight container.

“Zebras” – Marbled Meringue Cookies in red vase

Inspired by Williams-Sonoma

“Zebras” – Marbled Meringue Cookies on a white napkin

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  • Reply
    Te de Ternura
    December 10, 2013 at 6:03 am

    Me encanta el MERENGUE; lo consumo de vez en cuando porque es muy azucarado, pero es una gozada para el paladar.
    Estos tuyos YELENA se ven muy bonitos y la decoración también.
    Felices días pre-navideños!!!

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    Rosa's Yummy Yums
    December 10, 2013 at 8:20 am

    Pretty! Your meringues look perfect.



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    La Table De Nana
    December 10, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    They are so pretty..and seem easy enough to make..Dreamy!

  • Reply
    Brenda Grinapol
    December 10, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Thank you for your recipe. It looks so beautiful. Meringue is one of my favorite desserts.


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