Valentine Meringue Cookies

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5 from 2 votes
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 20 minutes

This Valentine Meringue Cookies recipe has a twist on traditional meringues, as they have a soft and chewy textures rather than crunchy.

Valentine Meringue Cookies

These chewy and soft Meringue Cookies are so cute and made for Valentine’s Day’s. Make these heart shaped cookies in a pinch with only 4 ingredients that you probably have in your pantry.

For more dreamy, delicious desserts perfectly on theme for Valentine’s Day, out these 11 Valentines Day Treats.


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What We Love About This Easy Meringue Cookies Recipe

  • 20 Minute Prep Time: This recipe only requires 20 minutes of prep time followed by an 1 hour of baking.
  • Easy Ingredients: All you need for this recipe is 4 easy ingredients that you probably already have.
  • Makes Great Leftovers: These easy meringue cookies will stay good for up to 2 weeks if stored properly.
A close up on the cookie.

Ingredient Notes

  • Eggs: When making meringue cookies it is important that you use room temperature eggs rather than a cold egg from the fridge, so make you take your eggs out of the fridge a few hours before you plan to make these.
  • Cream of Tartar: Cream of tarter is a necessary ingredient in meringue valentine cookies, as it works by stabilizing the microscopic air bubbles in egg whites so when they get whipped it results in a fluffy and creamy consistency.
Butter, eggwhites and sprinkles for the cookies.

Variations and Substitutions

  • Flavoring – To give these meringue a slight flavor, try adding a baking extract such as almond extract, raspberry, strawberry, lemon or maple.
  • Piping Tip – To change the look of how the meringue comes out the piping bag, use a large star tip to get ridges in your valentine cookies.

How to Make Easy Meringue Cookies

These are the basic steps for making Meringue Cookies. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutrition information.

Prepare the egg whites.

STEP 1: PREPPING

First start by preheating the oven to 200 degrees f and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper. Then in mixing bowl, add the egg whites and cream of tartar together and whip with a whisk or hand mixer with whisk attachment until frothy.

STEP 2: ADD THE SUGAR AND MIX

Once the egg whites are frothy, add in the sugar while mixing with the hand or stand mixer. Then, add the vanilla and mix at medium-high speed for about 10 minutes until you have a marshmallow-like soft meringue that barely holds a soft peak.

Adding the sugar and the food coloring.

STEP 3: COLOR THE MIXTURE

Then using a rubber spatula split the meringue batter in half, dye half of the mixture with red gel food coloring and leave the other white or another variation of red or pink. Add the meringue mixture into piping bags and cut the tips. Place both piping bags in a third empty piping bag to swirl the two colors together.

Piping the cookies and preparing the baking sheet.

STEP 4: BAKE VALENTINE COOKIES

Begin to pipe out heart cookies on the prepared parchment baking sheet and top with pink, red, and white or heart shaped sprinkles. Bake for 1 hour in the oven until crisp. Allow to cool completely on racks after baking.

Prep and Storage Tips for the Meringue Kisses

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

You can make them up to two weeks in advance, as long as they are kept dry and in airtight container or mason jar.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store these easy meringue cookies in airtight container or mason jar as soon as possible after then are done cooling as moisture and humidity will have an impact on how long these cookies will last.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

These easy meringue cookies can be frozen. But do so very care. Use an airtight container lined with parchment paper. Make sure they are kept dry to avoid freezer burn!

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO DO I KNOW IF I OVERBEAT MY MERINGUES?

You will know you over beat the meringues if it no longer holds stiff peaks, in a traditional recipe you will want to stop when the consistency is about to hold a stuff peak, but because these cookies we want to be chewier, they will get bet for longer.

WHAT IS A MERINGUE MADE OF?

A meringue is made of primarily of eggs whites.

SHOULD MERINGUES BE CHEWY OR CRUNCHY?

Traditional meringue recipes results in a crunchy cookies, where as this recipe results in a chewy consistency.

ARE MERINGUE COOKIES GLUTEN-FREE?

These meringue valentine cookies are naturally gluten free as all you need is vanilla, egg whites, cream of tartar, and granulated sugar.

A hand holding the cookie.

Expert Tips for Making This Valentine Meringue Cookies Recipe

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: Easy meringue cookies are always a crow pleaser. Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into two baking sheets before baking.
  • Slowly Add Eggs: It I important to crack the eggs one at a time, in order to be weary that no egg yolk gets in accidentally added as it will impact the integrity of the meringue.
  • Consistency: This meringue is different from classic meringue cookies recipe, which has more of a fluffy crunchy texture, whereas this recipe results in a fluffy soft and chewy texture. This is due to the length of beating the egg white and sugar mixture.
  • Additions: A little pinch of salt or mini chocolate chips.
  • Clean: Make sure there is no residue on any of your equipment, wipe down with vinegar.

What to Serve with Meringue Cookies

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Valentine Meringue Cookies
5 from 2 votes

Valentine Meringue Cookies

Yield: 24 cookies
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 20 minutes
These Meringue Cookies have a twist on traditional meringues, as they have a soft and chewy texture rather than crunchy.
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Ingredients

  • 3 egg whites
  • teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • Red food dye
  • Red, white, pink sprinkles

Instructions

  • First preheat the oven to 200 degrees f.
  • Next, prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside, until ready to use.
  • In mixing bowl, add the egg whites and cream of tartar together and beat with a whisk or hand mixer until frothy.
  • Once the egg whites are frothy, add in the sugar while mixing with the hand mixer. To slowly incorporate, add one teaspoon of sugar at a time or with a slow continuous pour as you mix.
  • Add the vanilla and mix at medium-high speed for about 10 minutes until you have a marshmallow-like soft meringue that barely holds a stiff peak.
  • Then split the mixture in half, dye half of the mixture with red food dye and leave the other white or another variation of red or pink.
  • Add the meringue mixture into piping bags and cut the tips.
  • Place both piping bags in a third empty piping bag to swirl the two colors together.
  • Begin to pipe out heart cookies on the prepared parchment baking sheet. Top with sprinkles.
  • Bake for 1 hour in the oven. Allow to cool completely after baking.

Expert Tips

 
  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: Easy meringue cookies are always a crow pleaser. Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into two baking sheets before baking.
  • Slowly Add Eggs: It I important to crack the eggs one at a time, in order to be weary that no egg yolk gets in accidentally added as it will impact the integrity of the meringue.
  • Consistency: This meringue is different from classic meringue cookies recipe, which has more of a fluffy crunchy texture, whereas this recipe results in a fluffy soft and chewy texture. This is due to the length of beating the egg white and sugar mixture.
  • Additions: A little pinch of salt or mini chocolate chips.
  • Clean: Make sure there is no residue on any of your equipment, wipe down with vinegar.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 26kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 9mg | Sugar: 6g | Calcium: 0.3mg | Iron: 0.01mg
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies, dessert, egg whites, meringue, Valentines Day

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