Vanilla Meringue Cookies

These homemade vanilla meringue cookies are super easy to make and call for just 5 ingredients.


Makes 3 dozen

Recipe from

Southern Living


3 egg whites
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup superfine sugar


Beat first 4 ingredients at high speed with an electric mixer until foamy.

Add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form and sugar dissolves.

Spoon mixture into 36 (1 1/4-inch) mounds onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets.

Bake at 200° for 2 hours; turn oven off. Let meringues stand in closed oven with light on for 8 hours.