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orange meringue cookies

Recipe by
Beth Pierce
Old Monroe, MO

Orange Meringue Cookies are delicious and gorgeous making them the perfect special occasion cookies. They are easy to pipe and easy to color. You can adjust the colors for different holiday or cover with festive sprinkles.

yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For orange meringue cookies

  • 3
    large egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp
    orange extract (see notes)
  • 1/4 tsp
    cream of tartar
  • 2 pinch
  • 2/3 c
  • 1/4 tsp
    orange dye

How To Make orange meringue cookies

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 250 degrees and line your baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • 2
    Add the egg whites, orange extract, cream of tartar and salt to the clean bowl of a stand mixer. Beat on low until egg whites turn white and frothy. Turn the mixer to high and add the sugar very slowly; one tablespoon at a time. Keep adding sugar slowly. Beat until meringue forms stiff glossy peaks. The meringue should feel smooth when rubbed between your thumb and index finger. This can take anywhere from 7-10 minutes.
  • 3
    Attach a large piping tip to a disposable piping bag. Add about 1/3 cup of meringue to piping bag. Drizzle 1/8 teaspoon orange food coloring down one side of the piping bag. Carefully fill the piping bag with meringue trying not to disrupt the food coloring. Pipe the meringue in small cookies about 2 1/2 inches wide. Cook at 250 degrees for 35 minutes and shut off the oven. Leave them in there for 2-3 hours. Store in airtight containers.