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Basic Meringue Cookie Recipe

Posted on February 25 2022

Basic Meringue Cookie Recipe

Basic Meringue Cookie Recipe

Shared from Wilton blog

This sweet and easy meringue cookie recipe can be dressed up in an abundance of ways. Made with only 4 ingredients, these light cookies are a breeze to make and a delight to eat with a crisp outside and slightly chewy inside. This recipe requires meringue powder rather than egg whites, making it suitable for most climates and humidity levels. Add these airy little cookies to the tops of pies and cakes, or dress them up with different colours and sprinkles.

  • Makes: 48 Meringues
  • Skill: Easy


  • 32 grams Meringue Powder
  • 125 ml water
  • 171 grams caster sugar
  • 10 ml Vanilla Extract


Step 1
Preheat oven to 120Β°C. Prepare baking sheets with parchment paper.
Step 2
In a large bowl, whip Meringue Powder and water with electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. With the mixer running, gradually add sugar in small amounts at a time. Whip until stiff peaks form, typically 4-5 minutes.
Step 3
Add vanilla and icing colour and continue whipping until well combined, scraping down the bottom and sides of the bowl as necessary.
Step 4
Fill a piping bag fitted with the 1M tip with meringue batter. Pipe 2 in. diameter circles onto parchment-lined cookie pans, spacing 1 in. apart for medium-sized cookies. Pipe smaller circles for crispier cookies or larger circles for more chewy cookies.Β 
Step 5
Bake 45-50 minutes or until outsides of meringues feel firm and crisp. Don’t open the oven door while the cookies are baking. Turn off the oven and let cookies sit for an hour to dry them out then remove and cool completely on pan. Peel cooled meringues off of parchment paper.
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