2 hours 30 minutes
Light and crispy with a delicate sweetness, these classic homemade 5-ingredient meringue cookies are like an air-puffed marshmallow that melts in your mouth.
‣ 4 large egg whites, room temperature ‣ 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar ‣ 1/8 teaspoon salt ‣ 1 cup granulated sugar ‣ 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Using a stand mixer (or hand mixer + large bowl), add the egg whites, cream of tartar, and salt. Mix on low until it starts to get foamy.
Increase the mixer speed to high and begin adding one tablespoon of sugar at a time. Keep doing this until all the sugar has been added and the mixture is thick, shiny, and forms stiff peaks.
Quickly blend in the vanilla, then turn off the mixer and transfer the meringue mixture to a pastry bag.
Pipe the meringues on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Meringues don’t spread while they bake, so feel free to pack them in together (but not touching.) Once done, send them off to bake!