These meringue cookies are festive, crunchy, and so easy to make! They are a simple, affordable holiday treat and a perfect addition to your cookie tray!
- 4 egg whites
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/8 tsp cream of tartar optional
Preheat oven to 200°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Add the egg whites to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. You can also use a hand mixer fitted with whisk attachments.
Beat the egg whites on high until foamy - 2 minutes
Turn the mixer to medium and slowly add the granulated sugar and optional cream of tartar.
Turn the mixer back to high and beat until the mixture is glossy and has stiff peaks - about 5 minutes.
Add coloring if desired and mix until incorporated.
Transfer the meringues to a piping bag fitted with a round tip. If you don't have a piping bag you can use a zip lock bag and cut a hole in the corner of the bag.
Pipe your desired shape onto the baking sheets.
Bake until the cookies are crisp, about 2 hours. Rotate your pans halfway through to make sure they cook evenly.