Vanilla Meringue Cookies

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

This recipe goes with Two-Layered Ice-cream Freeze

Yield: Makes 3 dozen
Recipe from Southern Living

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


  1. Beat first 4 ingredients at high speed with an electric mixer until foamy.
  2. Add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form and sugar dissolves.
  3. Spoon mixture into 36 (1 1/4-inch) mounds onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets.
  4. Bake at 200° for 2 hours; turn oven off. Let meringues stand in closed oven with light on for 8 hours.
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