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Meringue Cookies on a sheet pan

Cotton Candy Meringue Cookies

Use this recipe to make beautifully light and fluffy Cotton Candy Meringue Cookies. You will be absolutely shocked at how easy these cookies are to make. They can be made ahead of time and stored. Add them to a cake as a beautiful decoration or eat them by themselves, they are delicious either way.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 48 kcal



  • 3 Egg Whites room temperature
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • Dash Cream of Tartar
  • 2/3 cup Sugar



  • Pre-heat oven to 250°. Place the room temperature egg whites, cream of tartar, and vanilla in the mixing bowl. With a whip attachment beat egg whites on medium speed until small bubbles start to cover the surface. Once the bubbles are covering the surface crank the speed up to the highest setting.
  • Add the sugar 1 tablespoon at a time. Wait until the sugar is no longer visible and has been fully incorporated before adding the next tablespoon.
  • Continue beating on high until stiff peaks are formed.
  • If you want to color your meringue cookies, use only gel color. Using liquid food color will add too much liquid and will deflate the meringue. Also, carefully fold the color in to prevent deflating the meringue.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Choose your tips and prepare your piping bags with your chosen tip/tips. Fill your piping bag and pipe away. For the project I was doing I chose to pipe rosettes but you can pipe whatever shape you desire. Bake for 40 mins or until you can touch them and they spring back. 


Nutrition Facts
Cotton Candy Meringue Cookies
Amount Per Serving (2 g)
Calories 48 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 13mg1%
Potassium 12mg0%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 1g2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Cotton Candy Meringue Cookies
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