Meringue Cookies

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Authentic French Meringues

Rating: 4.5 stars 393
Authentic French Meringues from a patisserie in France.

Peppermint Meringues

Rating: 4.5 stars 671
These are very good, light and airy. The colors are great for the holidays.

Macaron (French Macaroon)

Rating: 4 stars 371
This is the quintessential macaron (NOT macaroon) recipe. I am a baker's apprentice, and after much trial and error, we (the baker and I) finally perfected the technique. We decided to share with you all. Pipe your choice of filling on a cookie and sandwich another cookie on top. These are like cloud cookie sandwiches and are delicious if done correctly. If you want to do it the super-easy way, just fill with your favorite flavor of frosting. Enjoy!

Peppermint Meringue Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 87
Crunchy minty Christmas cookies!

Coconut Macaroons IV

Rating: 4 stars 34
This is a recipe my aunt made in the 30's. A meringue cookie with coconut and cornflake cereal. I could never eat enough of them.

Soldiers Kisses

Rating: 5 stars 26
These cookies are so good and so easy to make! They are a favorite of ours. The recipe came from the WWII era. They were made by my great-grandmother.
By pdmiles


Rating: 4.5 stars 163
This is a Puerto Rican recipe. The meringues are as light as a cloud and not messy, you can make a lot of them, and they have a hint of lemon.

Coconut Macaroons German Style

Rating: 4 stars 78
Kokosmakronen, the German style macaroon. These are more of a meringue cookie. A must for the Holidays.

Chocolate Chip Meringue

Rating: 4.5 stars 69
These bring back good childhood memories, and they are a good change from regular chocolate chip cookies. Great for any occasion.


Rating: 4 stars 36
Macaron is the French word for macaroon, but are never the coconut-based cookie. Macarons are one of the most amazing pastries, with hundreds of flavors and fillings. Macarons are made from almond flour and meringue, with even the pros claiming to failure on a regular basis. After going through dozens of recipes and trials, this is the most reliable macaron recipe I could come up with. You could get lighter using the Italian meringue method, but it's less dependable.
By Deegan

French Macaroons

Rating: 4.5 stars 88
Fantabulous colored, bite-sized macaroons. Divide batter into thirds and color one-third pink and flavor with raspberry flavoring; color one-third yellow and flavor with lemon flavoring; color one-third pale blue and flavor with vanilla. Fill and make sandwich cookies with filling of choice, like peach jam or strawberry preserves.

Vegan Meringues

Rating: 4.5 stars 23
These vegan meringues use the liquid from a tin of chickpeas as the substitute for egg whites - genius! Use these vegan meringues wherever you would use egg white meringue such as summer fruit pavlova and Eton mess.

Inspiration and Ideas

7 Macaron Recipes That'll Make You Feel Fancy
French macarons are a labor of love, but the light and airy meringues are definitely worth the extra work.
Chocolate Meringue Cookies
Rating: Unrated 270
This is a meringue cookie with a double chocolate taste. Store these in an air tight container.
Mandelmakronen (Almond Meringues)
Rating: 3.5 stars 3

These German almond cookies are dairy free and gluten free and are baked during Advent in preparation for Christmas. They are quick and easy to make with only 4 ingredients and taste delicious. Try one to make sure it is baked all the way through, as it can be hard to tell. In Germany they are baked on backoblaten, little round wafers (there are gluten-free ones), but you can bake them directly on parchment paper as well. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.