Introduction: Vanilla Meringue Cookies

About: Hey y'all! My name is Lydia and I want to share my passion for cooking/baking with everyone!

Vanilla Meringue Cookies are not only good around the holidays, they are good year-round! These cookies are so simple to make, and they only consist of 5 ingredients that you hopefully have on hand. They are crunchy on the outside chewy on the inside (if they are a bit bigger) and they melt in your mouth, once you have a bite of one, you’ll go in for seconds. If you want to learn how Vanilla Meringue Cookies are made, follow along step by step and check out my video. Let’s go!


Step 1: Ingredients

  • 4 large egg whites room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 cup (200 g) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or vanilla paste

Step 2: Preheat Oven

Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (130 C) and line baking sheets with parchment paper, set it aside. I also like to wipe my bowl and attachment with vinegar so the egg whites will form. If the dishes are greasy the egg whites won't get fluffy.

Step 3: Add Egg Whites to Bowl.

To a standing mixer add egg whites, cream of tartar and salt.

Step 4: Beat

Beat on medium speed until foamy.

Step 5: Add Sugar

Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time until sugar is dissolved. Continue beating until stiff glossy peaks form, about 7 minutes.

Step 6: Add Vanilla

Add in vanilla extract or paste and beat. Meringue should be stiff by this point.

Step 7: Pipe Meringue

Transfer meringue to bag and pipe onto prepared cookie sheet.

Step 8: Bake

Bake 45-50 minutes or until firm to the touch. Turn off oven; leave meringues in oven 1 hour (leave oven door closed). Remove from oven; cool completely on baking sheets. Remove meringues from paper; store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Step 9: Enjoy!

Enjoy this sweet little cookies!

Step 10: Video Tutorial

If you prefer a video tutorial, you can watch it here!