Strawberry Meringue cookies are a light, airy tasty cookie that are easy to make and only need 5 ingredients! These strawberry meringue cookies are perfect for a Valentine’s Day treat when you shape them like hearts!
Strawberry Meringue Cookies Recipe
One of my good friends was pregnant and craving my meringue cookies, being the baker and cookie maker that I am it only made sense for me to help her fix that cookie craving!
Since Valentine’s day was coming up I thought it would be cute to make them into a loving treat and shape the meringue cookies into heart meringue cookies. They looked amazing and they tasted amazing and I am so excited to be sharing this easy meringue cookie recipe with all of you!
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- Peppermint Meringue Cookies
- Peppermint Candy Cane Meringue Cookies
- Vanilla Meringue Cookies
- Chocolate Covered Strawberry Meringue Cookies
- Mint Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies
- Forgotten Cookies
Tips for Making Strawberry Meringue Cookies
Use a stand mixer or handmixer. When making these Meringue cookies I use my KitchenAid Mixer, if you do not have a stand mixer that is ok you can still make these meringue cookies. This is the mixer I have and not only is it awesome for when I need to mix things, or anything I am doing they come in a large variety of colors so you can easily match your kitchen.
Use Silicone Mats. To make your life a TON easier when making these cookies make sure you are using silicone mats, seriously they make the process so much easier! You can use parchment paper, however, I much prefer using these silicone mats.
Do not let the bowl touch the water. When you are making meringue cookies you are going be using a pot of simmering water and placing your mixer bowl on top of it so the heat from the water heats the egg whites, monk fruit, and tartar but it is very important that the water does not touch the bowl you are mixing everything in does not touch the water.
Do NOT open the oven while baking. I know it is tempting to open the oven when cookies are baking to check on them. When making meringue cookies it is important that you leave the oven closed after you put the cookies in while they bake.
How Long do Meringue Cookies Last?
When stored in an air tight container, away from heat these sugar free cookies will last for 2 weeks. They will keep in the freezer for up to one month.
How do you know when Meringues are done?
Meringue cookies are cooked on low heat for a long period of time. You know they are done when you can easily remove them from the baking sheet. You want to make sure they do not get brown and look like they have been baked at all, which is why you will cook them on a low heat for a long period of time.
How to Store Meringue Cookies?
Store meringue cookies in an airtight container away from any heat or moisture. It is VERY important that you allow the cookies to cool completely before storing them.
If it is summer time, or your house is kept at a warm temperature it is best to store them in the fridge.
How to Freeze Meringue Cookies
If you are not going to be eating the cookies right away one thing you can do is freeze meringue cookies. It is important that you carefully defrost them, as they will get softened if you are not careful and they get any moisture.
After the meringue cookies are completely cooled from being in the oven, put them in an airtight container and place them in the fridge for a few hours.
After they have been in the fridge for a few hours bringing down the temperature even more, move the container of cookies from the fridge to the freezer.
I find it best to use a shallow plastic container, place a layer of meringue cookies and then place a piece of parchment paper on top of the layer of cookies and then another layer of cookies. You do not want to cram the cookies into the container, you want them to not get squished in the container.
How long can Meringue Cookies be frozen
Meringue cookies will keep in the freezer for up to one month when stored properly.
Why Did my Meringues crack?
If you find that your meringue cookies have cracked it is because they were cooled to quickly. Leave the meringue cookies in the oven after they are done baking with the oven turned off to slow the cooling process and this will stop the cookies from cracking.
Making Valentine’s Day Special
If you are wanting to make Valentine’s Day special then you are going to love having these strawberry meringues as dessert, however these delicious meringue cookies are not just for Valentine’s day.
When you are prepping for your Valentine’s Day festivities these cookies look amazing on a white plate with red and pink heart doilies under them.
Or grab this full Valentine’s Day table set up that includes plates, napkins and a tablecloth that are all in the perfect Valentine’s Day colors.
If you are looking for more Valentine’s Day Dessert Recipes check these out!
Strawberry Meringue Cookies ingredients
- 4 eggs whites
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon of Strawberry extract
- 4 drops red Food coloring
- pinch of tarter
How to Make Strawberry Meringue Cookies
Line two bake sheets with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Preheat your oven to 175 degrees F.
Combine the sugar and egg whites in the bowl from the mixer over simmering water, making sure your bowl is not touching the water. Constantly whisk the egg whites until the sugar has dissolved.
Move the bowl to the stand mixer and attach the whisk attachment on a stand mixer or use a hand held mixture and slowly beat egg mixture until mixed well.
Add in the strawberry extract, cream of tartar and food coloring. Slowly increase the speed and continue to beat mixture until stiff peaks have almost formed.
The mixture is ready when the whisk attachment dipped into mixture leaves a curled but stiff peak when removed.
Transfer the meringue cookie mixture to a pastry bag fitted with an open star tip and pipe your heart shape onto the sheet pans.
Bake for 2 hours, then turn off the oven and leave the door slightly ajar for meringues to cool down with the oven.
Looking for more Valentine’s Day Recipes? Check these out!
- Valentine’s Day Pancakes
- Pink Hot Chocolate
- Valentine’s Day Waffles
- Bacon Hearts
- Fruit Love Bugs
- Chocolate Covered Strawberries french toast
- Heart Shaped Pizza
Strawberry Meringue cookies
- Line two bake sheets with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Preheat your oven to 175 degrees F.
- Combine the sugar and egg whites in the bowl from the mixer over simmering water, making sure your bowl is not touching the water. Constantly whisk the egg whites until the sugar has dissolved.
- Move the bowl to the stand mixer and attach the whisk attachment on a stand mixer or use a hand held mixture and slowly beat egg mixture until mixed well.
- Add in the strawberry extract, cream of tartar and food coloring. Slowly increase the speed and continue to beat mixture until stiff peaks have almost formed.
- The mixture is ready when the whisk attachment dipped into mixture leaves a curled but stiff peak when removed.
- Transfer the meringue cookie mixture to a pastry bag fitted with an open star tip and pipe your heart shape onto the sheet pans.
- Bake for 2 hours, then turn off the oven and leave the door slightly ajar for meringues to cool down with the oven.
How to Pipe Meringue in to Heart Shapes
- After filling the pastry bag with strawberry meringue, pipe two small upside-down teardrop shapes with the sides touching. Repeat until all of the meringue cookie batter is used up.