Rating: 4.5 stars
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

These vanilla meringue cookies are perfect for the holidays and are definitely worth the expense of the vanilla bean. Served alone or alongside fresh fruit, they are the perfect melt-in-your-mouth, delicious dessert.

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prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr 30 mins
additional:
1 hr 30 mins
total:
3 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 cookies
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 225 degrees F (110 degrees C). Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

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  • Place egg whites and cream of tartar into a large bowl; beat using an electric mixer at medium speed until soft peaks form. Increase speed to high and add sugar 1 tablespoon at a time while mixing until stiff peaks form. Scrape seeds from vanilla bean into the bowl and add vanilla extract; beat just until blended.

  • Spoon batter into a pastry bag and pipe mounds onto the prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until set, about 1 1/2 hours. Turn oven off; let cookies cool in the closed oven for 1 1/2 hours. Remove cookies carefully from paper.

Cook's Note:

The key to the perfect meringue is to completely mix in sugar before adding another tablespoon.

Nutrition Facts

40 calories; protein 0.6g; carbohydrates 9.1g; sodium 9.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/11/2019
I've made these for years only I add chocolate chips to mine to add a little extra fun and of course for our chocolate lovers in the family. I fold them in at the end before spooning them out to set overnight. Read More
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2021
I piped these out very small using a small star-tip . Then I dipped them in a bit of melted semi-sweet (dark also works) chocolate for a fun treat Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2019
Our family has been making these as long as I can remember Mother Grand Mother and I m carrying on the tradition. When I get it right they are perfect. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/11/2019
I've made these for years only I add chocolate chips to mine to add a little extra fun and of course for our chocolate lovers in the family. I fold them in at the end before spooning them out to set overnight. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/04/2020
I liked the recipe but I didn’t add the vanilla bean Read More