Meringue Cookies

I am co-hosting a bridal shower this weekend & one of my contributions to the menu are meringue cookies. I made 2 batches of these cookies.The first batch I used vanilla extract , the second batch I made with grated lemon peel. This recipe comes to me from my friend Sharon. I have many recipes of hers & each one is great!

Here is the recipe

Meringue Cookies

4 egg whites

1/2 cup sugar

1 tsp vanilla or 1 tbsp grated lemon peel

1 cup icing sugar, sifted

optional*** little ball candy sprinkles



Preheat the oven to 300f

Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper

  1. Beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add the sugar while the mixer is going ***be careful not to let the sugar hit the moving beaters because then the sugar goes flying & can hit you the face & make a mess!!! Continue beating until thick & shiny  Beat in the vanilla or lemon peel
  2. Fold in the icing sugar in 2 additions
  3. Pipe or spoon the meringue into cookies on the prepared baking sheets
  4. Bake for 1 1/2 hours ***baking time depends on the size of the cookies… so watch them after an hour… if they are really dry on top…touch them gently..then I think you can turn off the oven & let the cookies sit in there to dry
  5. Turn off the oven & let cookies dry for a couple of hours  *** if you want your cookies soft & chewy inside take them out of the oven while they are still a bit warm


The video below is of a wonderful little kitchen gadget I have that sucks up the yolk from the white!! It is cool so I thought you might like to see how it works!


Making sure the pink food colouring is mixed in completely
Folding in the icing sugar
If you are piping your cookies, but the piping bag into a glass to hold it up to make it easier to fill with the meringue
Twist the end of the piping bad so that the meringue does not ooze out of the top while you pipe your cookies
Ready for the oven… I put some little candy ball sprinkles


Second atch of meringues with lemon peel