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Choose-a-Flavor Meringue Cookies

Recipe By Ashlee Redger, Savory Spice Test Kitchen

Yields

50 to 60 cookies

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cooking Time

1 Hours 40 Minutes

Recipe By Ashlee Redger, Savory Spice Test Kitchen

Can you add your own flavor to meringue cookies? You sure can. These flavored meringue cookies are sweet, crispy, slightly chewy, and always a hit. Customize yours with your favorite extract and some food coloring to make this recipe your own!

Serving Suggestions

Serve as an Eton Mess by breaking up some of the cookies and topping them with unsweetened whipped cream and fresh fruit.

Recipe Notes

This recipe was adapted from Taste of Home's Vanilla Meringue Cookies. *Use food coloring to color the meringue before piping to have beautiful pastel meringue cookies. If your flavor isn't listed, feel free to use any one of your favorite extracts in this recipe!

Ingredients

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Mayan Sea Salt

    Mayan Sea Salt has a clean appearance and flavor but is also an interesting tie to the ancient Mayan way of life. This sea salt was harvested off t...

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  • Natural Butterscotch Extract

    Our Natural Butterscotch Extract is full of rich, gourmet buttery decadence. Butterscotch extract allows you to add the sweet flavor of butterscotc...

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  • Natural Cherry Extract

    Our Natural Cherry Extract has the sweet yet subtle tartness and aroma of red cherries. As with our other extracts, this product is gluten-free. If...

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  • Natural Coconut Extract

    Our Natural Coconut Extract has the taste and aroma of fresh coconut. It can be used in both sweet and savory applications. As with our other extra...

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  • Natural Hazelnut Extract

    Our Natural Hazelnut Extract is great for adding a rich nuttiness to many culinary treats. Hazelnut is the most popular coffee flavor and our extra...

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  • Natural Lavender Extract

    Our Natural Lavender Extract has the expected flavor and aroma of a field of lavender. As with our other extracts, this product is gluten-free. If ...

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  • Natural Maple Extract

    Our Natural Maple Extract is perfect for adding the sweet, yet savory, flavor of maple to many types of dishes. As with our other extracts, this pr...

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  • Natural Peppermint Extract

    As soon as you open a bottle and smell our Natural Peppermint Extract, you will know why so many customers believe it is the best tasting peppermi...

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  • Natural Vanilla Extract

    It is our intention to always offer high-quality, pure vanilla extracts. However, rapidly increasing prices may have taken vanilla off the table fo...

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  • Pure Almond Extract (Organically Sourced)

    Our organically sourced pure almond extract uses only premium bitter almond essential oil for the best flavor.  As with our other extracts, this pr...

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  • Pure Lemon Extract (Organically Sourced)

    Our organically sourced Pure Lemon Extract smells like a fresh-picked lemon and has a clean, fruity flavor. It tastes so good because only the very...

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  • Pure Madagascar Vanilla Extract

    Madagascar Vanilla Extract is the classic, smooth vanilla flavor that immediately comes to mind when people think of vanilla. As with all our vanil...

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  • Pure Orange Extract (Organically Sourced)

    Only the finest pure Valencia orange oil from California is used to make this Pure Orange Extract. This results in an extract that tastes sweet and...

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  • 2X Pure Madagascar Vanilla Extract

    Madagascar Vanilla Extract is the classic, smooth vanilla flavor that immediately comes to mind when people think of vanilla. Twice the amount of b...

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  • Madagascar Pure Vanilla Extract (Organically Sourced)

    Organically sourced Madagascar Vanilla Extract is the classic, smooth vanilla flavor that immediately comes to mind when people think of vanilla. U...

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  • Pure Mexican Vanilla Extract

    “Isn’t vanilla extract from Mexico supposed to be the best?” We are asked this question all the time in the shop. Like anything, it is a matter of ...

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  • Pure Tahitian Vanilla Extract

    Tahitian extract pairs particularly well with fruit-based foods, or when its subtle floral notes can shine. As with all our vanilla extracts, this ...

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Directions

Step 1: Make meringue

Preheat oven to 250 degrees. To the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, add egg whites, cream of tartar, and Mayan Sea Salt. Beat on medium-high speed until egg whites are foamy. Turn speed down to medium-low and slowly sprinkle in sugar. Turn speed back up to medium-high for 7 to 10 min. until stiff, glossy peaks form.

Step 2: Flavor and pipe

Add in extract of choice and food coloring (if using) and mix until thoroughly combined. Spoon meringue into a piping bag or plastic bag and snip the corner with scissors. Pipe small, bite-sized cookies onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.

Step 3: Bake

Bake for 35 to 40 min., then turn off oven without opening the door. Leave meringue cookies in oven for 1 hour. Remove from oven, cool completely, and store in an airtight container at room temperature.