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Easy Meringue Cookies

May 6, 2019

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Meringue cookies look fancy, but they are surprisingly easy to make! This 4 ingredient recipe for easy meringue cookies makes beautiful (and delicious) cookies that no one will believe you made.

easy meringue cookies

We love cookies. Like a lot. Bonus points if they are really pretty. These easy meringue cookies cover all the bases! They are SO easy to make, no weird ingredients, and they are beautiful to look at. Perfect for tea parties, Christmas cookies, teacher gifts, Valentine's gifts, or just for a fun family treat, these cookies will become a go-to recipe. They are simple enough to make with kids (I love to bake with my girls!) and you can change the color and sprinkles easily to suit any occasion. Happy baking!

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lavender meringue cookies

Preheat your oven and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. (Tip: to make your meringue cookies uniform, use a pencil to trace out a circle from a cookie cutter onto your parchment paper). 

purple meringue cookie ingredients

In a stand mixer or with an electric mixer, beat egg whites until bubbles form. Slowly start adding sugar, then add cream of tartar. Mix on high until you achieve stiff peaks in your meringue mixture. Add food coloring and mix.

purple meringue cookie batter

Place meringue mixture in a piping bag with your piping tip. Starting in the middle of each of your circles on your parchment paper, pipe rose shapes. Garnish with your sprinkles. 

purple meringue cookies being piped

Bake for 45 minutes and then keep in oven for one hour (without opening oven door). Enjoy!

purple meringue cookies with milk

Easy Meringue Cookies

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Meringue cookies look fancy, but they are surprisingly easy to make! This simple 4 ingredient recipe makes beautiful (and delicious) cookies that no one will believe you made.

Ingredients

  • 4 egg whites, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ tsp cream of tartar
  • Purple gel food coloring
  • 1M Wilton piping tip and piping bag
  • Ivory, pearl, or gold sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 225 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper (to make sure your meringue cookies are uniform, use a pencil to trace out a circle from a cookie cutter onto your parchment paper).
  2. In a stand mixer (or using an electric mixer), start beating egg whites until bubbles form.
  3. Slowly start adding sugar and then, add cream of tartar. Mix on high until you achieve stiff peaks in your meringue mixture.
  4. Add 1-2 drops of food coloring (depending on how deep you want the shade) and mix.
  5. Place meringue mixture in a piping bag with your 1M piping tip. Start in the middle of each of your circles on your parchment paper and pipe rose shapes. Garnish with your sprinkles.
  6. Bake for 45 minutes and then keep in oven for one hour (without opening oven door).

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