Classic Vanilla Meringue Cookies - Light and delicately sweet classic Vanilla Meringue cookies are easy to make and melt-in-your-mouth delicious! A no fail recipe for making beautiful, delicious meringue cookies! Plus just 4 ingredients and 11 calories per cookie!
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Classic Meringue Cookies

Light and delicately sweet classic Vanilla Meringue cookies are easy to make and melt-in-your-mouth delicious! A no fail recipe for making beautiful, delicious meringue cookies!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 48 cookies
Calories 11kcal
Author Michelle

Ingredients

  • 3 egg whites
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • Dash of salt
  • 2/3 cups sugar

Instructions

  • Add egg whites to mixing bowl and allow to stand for 30 minutes to bring to room temperature.
  • Add vanilla, cream of tartar, and salt to egg whites and begin beating on medium speed until mixture is white and foamy.
  • Gradually begin adding sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, and continue mixing after each addition until sugar is fully dissolved.
  • Continue beating until mixture is white, glossy, and is forming stiff peaks.
  • Transfer meringue mixture to a pastry bag with tip attached (I used a 2D tip to make the roses)
  • Pipe mixture to 1.5-2 inches in diameter on a parchment lined baking sheet. Be sure that meringues are about an inch apart because they do spread just a bit.
  • Bake in a 200° oven for about 1 hour - 1 hour 20 minutes, until meringues are firm to the touch, but not yet browning.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. Transfer to a dry, air-tight container and store at room temperature.

Notes

**The number of cookies depends on how large you pipe them. For smaller kiss-like meringues, you can probably get 5 dozen with this recipe. For the larger rose cookies pictured here, you'll probably get closer to 3 dozen. 

Nutrition

Calories: 11kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 3mg | Sugar: 2g