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 15minutes
Cook Time 1hour
Total Time 1hour15minutes
1/4teaspooncream of tartar
Dash of salt
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.
**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.