12 Days of Holiday Meringue recipes ~ meringues might just be the perfect holiday treat, they’re easy, pretty, gluten free, and light enough to leave room for all the other holiday cookies!
Of all the holidays cookies, candies, and desserts we make every year, meringues have to be the most magical. How it is that egg whites and a little sugar can be transformed into something so light and wonderful is a delicious mystery. Here are some amazing meringue cookies to get you started on your own holiday meringue journey…
Acorn Meringue Cookies!
These adorable (and gift-able!) meringue cookies are crisp little cocoa meringue kisses that look just like acorns.
Easy Cocoa Meringues
These cocoa meringues are simple, easy, and delicious–just what you need around the holidays. They’re perfectly crunchy on the outside, soft and chewy inside, just what you want in a meringue.
Use these woodland meringues on their own, or to decorate a fabulous Bûche de Noël Layer Cake!
Ghirardelli Chocolate Dipped Holiday Meringues
Dipping baked meringues into melted chocolate (premium quality, of course) and coating them with crushed candy-canes or nuts is a great way to make them even more festive!
Peppermint Meringue Kisses
Everybody’s favorite peppermint bark in meringue form! A tiny dab of red food coloring helps amp up the minty anticipation in these crisp kisses.
Chocolate Meringue Cookies
These pretty piped meringue cookies are dipped in dark chocolate for a decadent yet low calorie treat. Yum.
Raspberry Jam Meringues
Sweet, tart raspberry jam or fresh pureed raspberries are swirled right into these pretty pink meringues.
These cute peppermint kiss meringues have the Christmas colors baked right in!
Who can resist Nutella? It’s the perfect addition to a light and crunchy meringue.
Hazelnut Meringues with Drizzled Chocolate
You’d never know until you bite into them that these meringues have lots of toasted hazelnuts folded right in.
Maple Meringue Cookies
These unique maple meringues are sweetened only with pure maple syrup– no granulated sugar! I love their pale golden color.
Easy No-Fail Meringue Recipe
These fanciful meringues are topped off with a tiny bit of edible gold foil.
Festive Vegan Meringue Cookies
Vegan meringues are possible! These meringues use aquafaba (the liquid left over in a can of chickpeas) in the place of egg whites, resulting in gorgeous–and vegan–meringue cookies.
Karen at Honestly Yum gives us a great tip for making meringues, she says to “wipe down the whisk attachment and the bowl of a stand mixer with a little vinegar or lemon juice and wipe clean with a paper towel.” This will insure that no stray oil or grease will prevent your egg whites from reaching their full potential like hers obviously did.
Questions and Reviews
can you make meringues with powdered sugar and have them turn out the same?
Generally you can substitute powdered sugar. You may need a bit more of it, and if your recipe contains cornstarch, you can leave it out because powdered sugar already contains it. Be sure to sift it first.
Mom used to make these w choc chips…yum!
I’ll have to try that.
I love meringues, these look perfect!
My husband has practically been begging me to make meringue cookies. Thanks for all this beautiful inspiration!