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meringue cookies

Meringue Cookies

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!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, French
Servings 36 meringues


  • 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.
Keyword christmas cookies, meringue cookies, meringues