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The Best Lemon Meringue Cookies Recipe

| September 9, 2016 | 20 Comments

 

Lemon Meringue Cookies Recipe

The Best Lemon Meringue Cookies

 

Lemon Meringue Cookies Recipe

I have always been intrigued by meringues. They look very complicated to make but they are oh so delicious. So what exactly is a meringue? It is a light and fluffy dessert that is usually baked in a pie. Usually, the crust is made of some sort of shortbread, a tart lemon custard filling and topped with a fluffy meringue. Now I love sweets just as much as anyone else, but sometimes a slice of pie is just too sweet. I wanted to turn my favourite pie into a classic cookie.

My Lemon Meringue Cookies are the perfect bite size treat, while still having the classic pie taste. The process to make these cookies is a lot simpler than you think. Using a stand mixer and gently folding in the ingredients is what makes the cookies turn out nice and fluffy.

 

Lemon Meringue Cookies Recipe

The Best Lemon Meringue Cookies

 

Here are a few helpful tips to make the perfect Lemon Meringue Cookies.

  • Don’t rush! It takes time to make the eggs as fluffy as they need to be.
  • Use a piping bag and a star tip to make the cookies.
  • Don’t be upset if they don’t turn out perfect the first time.

You will only need a few simple ingredients to get these going:

Ingredients 

  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tarter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup powder sugar
  • 1 TBSP lemon extract 
  • 1-3 drops of yellow food dye

 

Lemon Meringue Cookies Recipe

The Best Lemon Meringue Cookies

 

They are very simple, but follow these directions closely:

Directions 

  • Preheat the oven to 225 degrees 
  • In a standing mixer, add in the egg whites and cream of tarter. 
  • Mix on medium speed until soft peaks form and then increase to faster speed.  
  • Alternating between the sugar and powder sugar, add in 1 Tablespoon at a time until stiff peaks form.  
  • Add in the lemon and the food dye and mix until combined.  
  • Using a pastry bag with a star tip, pipe on the meringues onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  
  • Bake for 1 hour

I hope you enjoyed my Lemon Meringue Cookies as much as my family and I did. If you make it, make sure to share with us on Facebook or Twitter! Also, check out all of our other Recipes.

 

The Best Lemon Meringue Cookies Recipe

The Best Lemon Meringue Cookies

Lemon Meringue Cookies
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Ingredients
  1. 4 egg whites
  2. 1/4 tsp cream of tarter
  3. 1/2 cup sugar
  4. 2/3 cup powder sugar
  5. 1 TBSP lemon extract
  6. 1-3 drops of yellow food dye
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 225 degrees
  2. In a standing mixer, add in the egg whites and cream of tarter.
  3. Mix on medium speed until soft peaks form and then increase to faster speed.
  4. Alternating between the sugar and powder sugar, add in 1 Tablespoon at a time until stiff peaks form.
  5. Add in the lemon and the food dye and mix until combined.
  6. Using a pastry bag with a star tip, pipe on the meringues onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  7. Bake for 1 hour
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  1. Darren Scrubb says:

    Good looking cookies I am sure that I could enjoy daily.

  2. loriag says:

    I love meringues, I will have to try these.

  3. AD says:

    Looks delicious! I love lemons and this looks delectable!

  4. Judy Cowan says:

    Yum! Just pinned this, I am definitely going to have to try making these. We love anything lemon!

  5. Lynda Cook says:

    I have never tried a meringue cookie, they sound good and light!!

  6. Kirsten Glasbergen says:

    These look delicious. I’m always looking for new cookie recipes. Thanks for sharing!

  7. kristen visser says:

    oh wow! I have never had lemon meringue cookies before! of course i have had the pie and that is absolutely delish but never in cookie form. Totally going to try these out

  8. Debbie White Beattie says:

    This cookies look amazing and they probably taste amazing too

  9. Cheryl says:

    These look super cute!! Our girls just love meringues I will have to try 🙂

  10. Carole Dube says:

    Yum! These cookies look amazing! I love lemon and meringue. I’ll will try those for sure.

  11. Krista M says:

    I have tried to make meringue & I’m not very good at it. Mine always look like big blobs haha. What I like about this is the lemon citrus for that bright flavor. I just need to get better at using the pastry bag!

  12. Wanda Tracey says:

    I love the flavor of lemon in almost everything.These cookies look like they would melt in your mouth.

  13. sarah alexis says:

    I love how merginges melt in your mouth!!!

  14. I love anything lemon. These sound sooo delicious!!

  15. Tina F says:

    Saved these and will be making them for sure for christmas

  16. s powell says:

    look like a good cookie thanks

  17. s powell says:

    These look really good

  18. Shirleyp says:

    Thank you for the recipe for the lemon meringue cookies

  19. Shirleyp says:

    These cookies look awesome

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