How to make Meringue Cookies

Meringue Cookies

  • Author: Deborah
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: 74 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: French


Crunchy, light and sweet, these classic Meringue Cookies only take 5 ingredients and are perfect for your holiday cookie plates.



  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract*
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • Dash of salt
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 250ºF. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Place the egg whites in the bowl of a stand mixer. Add the vanilla extract, cream of tartar and salt. Turn the mixer on to high and mix until foamy. Start adding in the sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time. Keep beating the mixture until it forms very stiff, glossy peaks, 7-10 minutes.
  3. Transfer the meringue to a piping bag fitted with a large star tip. Pipe the meringue into small star cookies, about 1 1/4-inches in diameter. Sprinkle with holiday sprinkles, if desired.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes, then turn the oven off, not opening the oven door, and let the cookies sit for at least an hour, or overnight.
  5. Store the cookies in an airtight container.


*the vanilla will slightly tint the cookies. If you’d like the cookies to remain a pure white, you can use clear vanilla.

Nutrition information provided as an estimate only. Various brands and products can change the counts. Any nutritional information should only be used as a general guideline.


  • Serving Size: 2 cookies
  • Calories: 18
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Sodium: 21 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 4 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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