Easy No-Fail Meringue Recipe

I was never a huge fan of meringues until just a few years a go. I think it’s because up until I had a proper meringue from a bakery, my only experience had been with those awful store bought kind that were styrofoam like in texture.

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A proper meringue should have a—the crisp exterior and marshmallow-y inside. And once you get the hang of making them, start playing around with the flavors and finishes. They really are such a fun cookie for that.

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Today’s recipe is a basic meringue dressed up with a little hit of pretty and some vanilla flavoring, but stay tuned because I have some fun flavors coming up.

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Easy No-Fail Meringue Recipe


  • 3 oz eggs whites (about 3 large eggs)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2  teaspoon distilled white vinegar
  • purple food coloring (I used Americolor Electric Purple)
  • gold leaf sheets


Heat oven to 200 degrees F. Line bake sheet with parchment.

  1. Place egg whites in a stand mixer bowl fitted with a whisk and whip until stiff peaks hold and meringue does not slide out when bowl is turned upside.. Gradually add in sugar and then vanilla and vinegar. Increase speed and whip until mixture is free of sugar grit when rubbed between two fingers and the meringue holds stiff and glossy peaks.
  2. Turn pasty bag inside out and paint stripes with food coloring onto bag, then turn pastry bag right side in and fit with a large round tip and fill with meringue. Pipe meringue 1-inch apart. Bake meringue cookies for about 90-120 minutes or until meringue easily peels away from parchment paper. Cool on a wire rack.  Add gold leaf flakes onto meringue. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. 

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  1. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonCheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says

    Seriously the most gorgeous meringue cookie ever! Can’t wait to see all the other flavors! Pinned! Cheers and happy weekend!!

  2. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonLiz @ Floating Kitchen says

    So gorgeous! Like little heavenly clouds. Can’t wait to see what you’re planning for these babies!

  3. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonSabrina says

    These look really nice – maybe a I missed something, but what is the painted part? Icing or food coloring?

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      Naomi Robinson replied: — August 7th, 2015 @ 7:45 am

      Hi Sabrina – It’s food coloring. I used Americolor’s Electric Purple.

  4. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonKatalina @ Peas and Peonies says

    Naomi, I am so happy that you FINALLY had a good meringue, I am such a huge fan, my grandmother bakes them in huge batches, like 100-200 cookies, its crazy, but they are so good and flavorful, soft, a little moist on the inside, and crispy on the outside. I love the purple color on yours, also the cute gold specs.

  5. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonJessica @ A Kitchen Addiction says

    These are beautiful! Can’t wait to see what flavors you have coming!

  6. Avatar for Naomi Robinsoncupcake recipes says

    It’s easy and adorable, I can’t guess how we can make this amazing recipe,

  7. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonIlona @ Ilona's Passion says

    The photos are stunning and meringues are delicious! I would love to eat them right now:)

  8. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonSweet and Savoury Pursuits says

    Gorgeous meringues, love the bling on them! Looking forward to seeing more flavours.

  9. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonVerna says

    In the directions you stated add both sugars ? What did you mean only one sugar was listed

  10. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonJune @ How to Philosophize with Cake says

    I need to try that food coloring stripe technique–because it looks just gorgeous! Such a fun idea :)

  11. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonBertha says

    You said add the two sugars, but I see only granulated sugar listed. Did I miss something?

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      Naomi Robinson replied: — August 11th, 2015 @ 9:15 pm

      Hi Bertha – It’s only one sugar. I modified an old recipe of mine, so that is a cut and paste mistake.

  12. Avatar for Naomi Robinsonsandy says

    Is there a sugar missing off of the ingredient list? You mention adding both sugars, but only one is listed

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      Naomi Robinson replied: — August 11th, 2015 @ 9:15 pm

      Hi Sandy – It’s only one sugar. I modified an old recipe of mine, so that is a cut and paste mistake.

  13. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonMaggie Unzueta says

    I’m not sure if I’m in love with the picture more or the idea of eating meringue deliciousness…. or both. :)

  14. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonSara says

    I followed recipe exactly but the meringue never became stiff enough to pipe. Just stayed thin no peaks. Help!

  15. Avatar for Naomi Robinsonmiriam lopiansky says


    Love your recipe! I baked them on 200 and they turned a bit brown..like not pure white. This happened way before they were ready. Can you advise?

  16. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonAlia @ Everyday Easy Eats says

    Those are the prettiest meringues I have ever seen! I love the purple and gold detailing. :)