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Colorful Meringue Cookies

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Colorful Meringue Cookies
Courtesy of McCormick

These delicious, low-fat meringue cookies are the perfect confection for any holiday celebration. Try red and green for a yummy Christmas cookie, pink for Valentine's Day, or even blue for a baby shower. The possibilities are endless!

Recipe courtesy of McCormick


  • 4 egg whites, at room temperature
  • 1/2 Teaspoon McCormick Cream Of Tartar
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon McCormick All Natural Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 25-30 drops McCormick Neon Assorted Food Color & Egg Dye


Preheat oven to 225°F.

Beat egg whites in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until frothy.

(If using a freestanding mixer, use wire whisk attachment.)

Add cream of tartar; beat until soft peaks form.

Increase speed to medium-high.

Add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until sugar is dissolved and stiff peaks form.

Beat in extract and food color until well blended.

Drop by rounded measuring teaspoonfuls (or use piping bag) about 1 inch apart onto 2 large foil-lined baking sheets sprayed with no stick cooking spray.

Bake both sheets of meringues at the same time 45 minutes.

Turn oven off.

Let meringues stand in oven 1 hour or until completely cooled.