Meringues | Merry Meringue Cookie Recipe

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  • Sweet, crunchy Meringues made with just 3 ingredients! This Merry Meringue Cookie recipe is garnished with mint and sugared cranberries for a truly festive Christmas cookie!

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    Meringues have long been one of my favorites! Meringue Cookies are made with just a few staple ingredients, require almost no effort and are low calorie, too! They’re also a delicious gluten-free, dairy-free cookie!

    merry meringues

    This little twist on our family Meringue Cookies recipe makes Meringues fun and festive for the holidays! I like to call them Merry Meringues! They come together so quickly, too!

    I can never resist the sweet crunch of Meringues and have always loved how they glisten whether you drop them by the teaspoonful or pipe them onto parchment paper. They look so beautiful, yet they’re effortless, which is exactly what I want during the holidays.

    meringues on a platter

    These easy vanilla meringue cookies are made with egg whites, sugar, cream of tarter and a hint of vanilla. Your mixer does all the “hard” work. The only thing difficult about them is keeping your hands off the beater because it’s such a great batter. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

    meringues with vanilla

    How to Make Meringues

    • Combine eggs whites, sugar, cream of tarter and vanilla. Beat until stiff peaks form, gradually increasing speed as you go.
    • Pipe onto a lined cookie sheet (you can use icing bags or simply cut the corner of a ziplock bag off, insert a tip, fill the bag with meringue and pipe!)
      • Note you want to leave a little “hole” in the center to allow cranberries to rest so start from the inside and work your way out spiraling into a circle.
    • Bake.
    • Top with fresh mint leaves and sugared cranberries.

    vanilla meringue cookies

    Keep reading for the full printable Merry Meringue Cookie Recipe!

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    Meringues

    Sweet, crunchy Meringues made with just 3 ingredients! This Merry Meringue Cookie recipe is garnished with mint and sugared cranberries for a truly festive Christmas cookie!

    Course Dessert
    Cuisine American
    Keyword christmas, christmas cookies, cookie exchange, cookies, dairy free, easy recipe, gluten free
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 2 hours
    Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
    Servings 18
    Author Julie Blanner

    Ingredients

    Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 200℉. Line cookie sheet with foil. 

    2. Beat egg whites and cream of tarter on low, gradually increase to medium.

    3. Add sugar and gradually increase to high until stiff peaks form (5+ minutes). Beat in vanilla.

    4. Pipe onto lined cookie sheet into circles. Bake 2 hours or until completely dry.

    5. Garnish with sugared cranberries and mint leaves.

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