Easy Meringue Cookies

Meringues Cookies

Meringue Cookies are the PERFECT light and sweet cookies made with ONLY 5 ingredients, and bake in under 60 minutes!

Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Keyword meringue cookies, meringues
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 24 servings
Calories 70 kcal
Author Sabrina Snyder


  • 2 cups sugar divided
  • 8 large egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat mat.
  2. Place one cup of the sugar in your food processor for 30 seconds and process until the granules are much smaller.

  3. Mix the sugar with the remaining one cup of sugar in a medium bowl.
  4. In your stand mixer add the 8 egg whites on medium speed until foamy before adding in the cream of tartar and salt.
  5. On medium speed add in a spoonful of sugar ever 30 seconds then finally add in the vanilla (the mixture should be very shiny any stiff).

  6. Transfer in batches to a pastry bag with a star tip and pipe in a circle then spiral up onto itself .
  7. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until they just start to turn cream colored then turn the oven off but do not remove them or open the oven (I leave them in there overnight).

Recipe Notes

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

Nutrition Facts
Meringues Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 70
% Daily Value*
Sodium 41mg 2%
Potassium 21mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Sugars 16g
Protein 1g 2%
Calcium 0.1%
Iron 0.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.