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Easy Meringue Cookies

Easy Meringue Cookies

Looking for an easy meringue cookie recipe to impress your friends and family this Christmas? Look no further! These meringue cookies are simple to make and taste delicious.
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Keyword cookie, meringues, peppermint
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cooling in Oven 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings 30 cookies


  • 3 egg whites room temperature
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • red paste food coloring no taste is best


  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer or large bowl, beat egg whites, cream of tartar, extract and salt on medium speed until soft peaks form.
  • Gradually add the sugar 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high speed until stiff peaks form.
  • Using a food-grade paint brush, add stripes to the inside of a plastic decorator piping bag fitted with a large star or round tip.
  • Gently fill the bag with the meringue - taking care to not deflate the meringue.
  • Pipe the cookies onto the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 90 minutes or until cookies are set.
  • Turn the oven off and leave the oven door slightly open for about 60 minutes.
  • Remove the cookies from the oven. They should feel dry to the touch andhave a hollow sound when tapped.
  • Store in airtight container.