Meringue Cookies

Meringue Cookies

Meringue cookies are light and airy treats made from whipped egg whites and sugar. They have a crisp exterior and a soft, melt-in-your-mouth interior. Here's a simple recipe for meringue cookies:


  • 4 large egg whites, at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Food coloring (optional)
  • Sprinkles or other decorations (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 225°F (110°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a clean, dry mixing bowl, add the egg whites and cream of tartar. Using an electric mixer, beat the egg whites on medium-high speed until soft peaks form.
  3. Gradually add the granulated sugar, about 1 tablespoon at a time, while continuing to beat the egg whites. Increase the mixer speed to high and beat until stiff peaks form. The mixture should be glossy and hold its shape.
  4. Gently fold in the vanilla extract. If desired, you can also add a few drops of food coloring at this stage to give the meringue cookies a colorful appearance.
  5. Transfer the meringue mixture into a piping bag fitted with a large round tip or simply use a spoon to drop dollops of the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet. Leave some space between the cookies as they will expand slightly.
  6. If desired, you can sprinkle some decorations, such as colorful sprinkles or edible glitter, on top of the meringue cookies.
  7. Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for about 1 ½ to 2 hours, or until the meringue cookies are dry to the touch and easily lift off the parchment paper. The baking time may vary, so keep an eye on them.
  8. Once the meringue cookies are done baking, turn off the oven and leave them inside with the oven door slightly ajar to cool completely. This helps to prevent cracking.
  9. Once completely cooled, gently remove the meringue cookies from the parchment paper. They should be crisp on the outside and soft and marshmallow-like on the inside.
  10. Store the meringue cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. They can last for several days.

Enjoy these light and delicate meringue cookies as a sweet treat or use them as a decorative element on cakes and desserts. They're perfect for special occasions or any time you crave a light and airy confection!

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