These meringue cookies are a light and airy treat perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth. With just a few simple ingredients, you can create these delicate and delicious cookies that are sure to impress your family and friends.

Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 1 hour | Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes | Serves: 12 cookies


  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • Food coloring (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a clean, dry mixing bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form.
  3. Gradually add the sugar, vanilla extract, and salt to the egg whites while continuing to beat until the mixture is glossy and stiff.
  4. If using food coloring, gently fold it into the meringue mixture until evenly distributed.
  5. Spoon the meringue mixture onto the prepared baking sheet, forming small cookies about 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake in the oven for 1 hour, then turn off the oven and let the cookies cool inside for another hour.
  7. Once cooled, store the meringue cookies in an airtight container at room temperature.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 50 || Carbohydrates: 12g || Protein: 1g || Fat: 0g

What I Love About This Recipe?

  1. These meringue cookies are light and airy, making them a guilt-free treat.
  2. They are easy to make with just a few simple ingredients.
  3. The cookies can be customized with different flavors and colors to suit your preferences.
  4. They have a satisfying crunch on the outside and a soft, chewy interior.
  5. They are perfect for sharing as a gift or enjoying with a cup of tea or coffee.

What To Avoid While Making this Recipe?

  1. Avoid getting any egg yolk in the egg whites, as this can prevent them from reaching stiff peaks.
  2. Avoid overmixing the meringue mixture, as this can cause the cookies to become dense and chewy.
  3. Make sure your mixing bowl and beaters are clean and dry before beating the egg whites to ensure they whip up properly.
  4. Do not skip the cooling process in the oven, as this helps to dry out the cookies and give them their light texture.
  5. Store the meringue cookies in an airtight container to prevent them from becoming soft and sticky.

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