Meringue Cookies

These light and crunchy meringue cookies are beautiful, and a perfect way to satisfy a sweet tooth.

This recipe is great as a stand-alone cookie recipe, but I have a grander vision.  These cookies will be incorporated into a Layered Meringue Terrine, a delicious frozen dessert made up of four individual recipes: these cookies, a creamy coffee chocolate fudge, white chocolate cream and espresso coffee cream.  Visit Smell of Rosemary next week to see this vision unfold.

Smell of Rosemary - Meringue Cookies - Top


  • 4 large egg whites at room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon of cream of tartar
  • ¾ cup of granulated sugar

Smell of Rosemary - Meringue Cookies - Ingredients

Preheat oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.

Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

Using a stand mixer equipped with a whisk attachment, beat egg whites, vanilla and cream of tartar on medium speed, until foamy.

Smell of Rosemary - Meringue Cookies - Adding Sugar One Tablespoon At a Time

Increase speed to high and gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time. Beat 5 to 7 minutes, until stiff, glossy peaks form.

Smell of Rosemary - Meringue Cookies - Meringue With Stiff Peaks

Transfer meringue to a piping bag fitted with a star tip, and pipe small cookies on the prepared baking sheets.

Smell of Rosemary - Meringue Cookies - Ready for Baking

Bake meringue cookies for 2 hours, until set and completely dry. Turn the oven off and keep cookies in for one more hour.

Smell of Rosemary - Meringue Cookies - Cookies Being Crunched

Cookies can be stored in an airtight container in a dry place for up to a week.

This recipe will make 6 to 7 dozen cookies.

Recipe inspired by ‘Bake From Scratch’ magazine from March/April 2017.

Prep time about 25 minutes

Bake time 2 hours, plus 1 additional hour for drying in the oven.

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2 Responses

  1. Meringues are so tasty. For something different I like to sometimes substitute half of the sugar for brown sugar which not only mixes things up a little but gives it a caramel taste. Yum.

  2. Izabella Walker says:

    Chris, hi. Thanks. Using brown sugar is really a great idea.


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