Two-Bite Meringue Cookies

For special occasions, add food colouring and flavouring to your meringues. Fold in pink/cherry for Valentine’s Day, green/mint for St. Patrick’s, or top with sprinkles for the holidays!

Prep Time:
15 min
Cook Time:
60 min


  • 6 egg whites
  • ¼ tsp ( 1.25 mL ) cream of tartar
  • 1 1/2 cups ( 375 mL ) granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp ( 5 mL ) vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 275°F (135°C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Beat egg whites in large glass or metal mixing bowl with electric mixer until frothy. Add cream of tartar; beat until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar, 1 tbsp (15 mL) at a time, until sugar is dissolved and stiff, glossy peaks form. Fold in vanilla.
  3. To make meringues, dollop about 2 tbsp (30 mL) mixture per meringue onto baking sheet. Alternatively, pipe mixture onto sheets using a piping bag with a star tip or a re-sealable bag with the corner snipped.
  4. Bake in preheated 275°F (135°C) oven until firm, about 55 to 60 minutes. Cool completely and store meringues in airtight container. Makes about 48 meringues.