So these were really fun to whip up. Cute. Colorful. Adorable.
And you only need two ingredients to make them. Unless you want to color them and then it’s only three. I like it.
I used the recipe from the New Meringue Girls Cookbook that releases in June, but you can preorder it now. I received an early copy from my friends at Chronicle Books. I like sweet surprises.
The Meringue Girls Mixture is super easy to remember. One part egg whites to two parts sugar.
(P.S. I’ve gotten used to photographing things one handed with my left hand turned backwards balancing the camera and holding ingredients in my right hand. I’m pretty proud of grabbing this one before the egg white dropped. I should use a tripod sometimes but I never do. I’m too impatient I guess.)
Make the meringues with superfine sugar and heat the crystals in the oven for about 5 minutes so it will dissolve more quickly when added to the egg whites.
Whisk away and then when ready for the sugar, add heaping spoonfuls of warm sugar one at a time to the whipped egg whites.
Smooth and shiny.
You can leave your meringues marshmallowy white, you can flavor them and color them, too.
For stripes of color, turn a piping bag inside out and brush on stripes of food coloring.
Carefully turn it back and fill with meringue.
Then snip off the end and pipe little kisses.
Or for solid color kisses, gently fold the color into the meringue mixture until combined.
Pretty and fun.
Just like the Meringue Girls.
And here’s a peek inside the Meringue Girls Cookbook full of decadent desserts and colorful confections.
- 300 g superfine sugar (1-1/2 cups)
- 150 g egg whites (from about 5 eggs)
- food coloring (optional)
- Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper, pour in sugar and bake for about 5 minutes at 400 degrees F until the edges just begin to melt.
- Meanwhile, pour egg whites into the bowl of your stand mixer (make sure it’s clean) fitted with the whisk attachment. Whisk on low allowing bubbles to form, increase to high and continue whisking until stiff peaks form and you can turn the bowl upside down without the egg whites falling out.
- Remove the sugar from the oven and begin whisking again at high speed. Add one big spoonful at a time, ensuring that the whties come back to stiff peaks after each addition.
- Once all the sugar is added, continue to whisk for 5 - 7 minutes. You should be able to rub the mixture between your fingers and not feel any grit from the sugar. You know it’s ready to use when it forms a smooth shiny peak on the tip of your finger.
- Decrease oven temperature to 200 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Place a dab of meringue on four corners of pan and press paper on top to hold it down flat.
- To stripe kisses, turn piping bag inside out and paint on 4-5 stripes of food coloring. Roll the bag so the painted side is inside and carefully spoon in meringue mixture so it is packed in tightly. Snip off the tip of the piping bag about an inch in diameter and pipe kisses on baking sheet.
- Bake at 200 degrees for 30-40 minutes until the kisses can easily be lifted off the parchment paper with bases in tact.
- Let cool completely. Meringues stored in an airtight container will keep for up to two weeks.
Source: Adapted from The Meringue Girls Cookbook, 2014 published by Chronicle Books
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Taught my g-daughter this recipe to teach her how to read a recipe and cook it. Came out delicious.
I baked these at 200 degrees but they burnt, I think maybe if you put degrees in centigrade as well as Fahrenheit it would be useful.
Will try again as they looked beautiful when I put them into the oven
Looks great! The recipe is quite simple and easy to prepare, added to the menu for this weekend. hope to enjoy MERINGUE KISSES with my family. Thanks and good day!
Wow, can I have … like … all of them ;-)
Are they supposed to be soft inside after finishing them? Going to take a shot next weekend!
Thanks for the reciepe!
They look very tasty! I look forward to doing!
Wow! Great recipe! The mini meringue worked out for me! Better than my expectations :)
I can’t wait to try these. I am going to use my new sultane tip to pipe them. Yay!
I’ve never made merengue like this, so I was very proud when they came out perfect. I painted the stripes inside the piping bag with purple, pink and turquoise the first merengues came out looking like galaxy colors but then the colors mellowed and I was able to achieve pastel stripes. I am now a devoted fan.
ual that beautiful must be delicious, congratulations beautiful website !!
Estos merengues no los realizado son perfectos para bocadillos
Have you ever dipped the bottoms in melted chocolate? Just wondering if this could be done?
Such a great recipe, thanks for posting! I’d been seeing beautiful meringue kisses all over Instagram and was finally able to make them myself after seeing your post.
This is awesome!! I’m going to make these for Valentine’s Day. Thank you very much for the recipe ??
Thank you for this recipe, wasnt to sure how the best way to do this, so thank you. I'”m making a christmas tree, stacked high, sticking them together with white chocolate and hanging mini candy canes on them. hope it works.
DEAR SANTA….. And this is why I NEED a new Kitchen Aid Mixer !!!!!
Hi, I’ve recently made some following your amazing recipe. But I have a question that I so hope you can answer as I’m gutted on how they turned out
I included some freeze dried strawberrys and they have come. out brown! I’m gutted and I don’t know what I have done wrong, I would so appricite your help. Thank you
My children must love these
a lots. It is easy to do so I can guide them to make it themselves this weekend. Thanks
love love,love!! I should whip these up for a Pink princess party! after all, they are PINK!!!!
So colorful and pretty they remind me of onions
because of the color
The temperature for baking should be 100 degrees according to the Mergingue girls 200 will burn your meringues for 35 mins
Tried these tonight but substituted vanilla cotton candy sugar for castor sugar. The cotton candy sugar is a fine sugar, too and the meringue kisses were divine.
Hi, i want to use meringue kissed to decorate a cake. How long can i keep the meringue in fridge? How can I keep them “presentation” ? Thanks :)
I just made meringes tonight
Check them out on ig @treatsbyasha
I try to practice different colors n tips
i have made similar meringues many times, If the weather is humid, they will not set..I also made a recipe called Forget Ems..you mix up same as this, then put in preheated oven, turn off oven, and forget em, until morning!!
I love this recipe and it worked great for me. However I only baked for the suggested 50mins and they look beautiful but are still very sticky next time I’d leave for 1 1-2 to 2 hrs for sure. Mine pipped really well too
I was looking to make something and wanted an easy recipe. I feel like it doesn’t get easier than this! I am making them right now, can’t wait for the sweet results!:))
So the sugar doesnt melt during the 5 minutes its in the oven?? At how muchos degrees does it need to be??
This did not work for me. I had to add about 4 cups of powdered sugar and they still would not stand up like it shows in the picture. Also I had to bake them for 2 hours to get them crunchy.
I have tried to make this recipe loads of times. It’s worked once and then I had to leave the meringue kisses for more than an hour. 30-40 mins is what the meringue girls suggest and it’s not right, if I leave them that long they are still so sticky I could just wipe them off the tray and repipe them.
I love their meringues when I’ve tried them. Use the book as it has loads of nice ideas but dry the meringues out overnight.
It’s hard to do. Not only you had a problem with it;)
This recipe did not work for me AT ALL. I kept whisking and whisking but the mixture would not firm up in any way shape or form. So disappointed having wasted so much time and ingredients into it.
You must not have whisked for long enough. The wishing process is a very long one
The whisking process BEFORE you add the sugar is really important. If you dont whisk it to a really stiff stage before you start adding sugar it can fail.
Did anyone actually make these and they turned out? Or this a purposely frustrating recipe to try to get you to buy the book? Haha. I baked mine for over an hour before they were crunchy at all and then they were discolored and brown :-( they taste fine but not cute!
They look really cute, but why do you bake the sugar in the oven?
Hi, was wondering why you bake the sugar first?
Instead of food coloring could I use something like pomegranate or beet juice? Wondering if that would make them collapse.
Hi – I make meringues all the time – every year for the holidays and as pavlovas too. I used their technique to heat the the sugar first, and really loved the results. Very nice texture.
I do have to cook them much, much longer than the cookbook said. Might be a US/England adjustment. I cook mine at 200 degrees for at least 2 hours, then turn off the oven and let them sit a few hours. We like them totally dry and crunchy – not sticky. Once cool, you can store them for months in an airtight container. I would not freeze them.
the only flavors I do are vanilla and chocolate, using cocoa sifted into the mix then piped.
Hope this helps!
Love watching you girls! Wondering if you can tell me what brand of natural food coloring you use for your merringue kisses…?
Help! My meringues came out wrinkly!!what happened??
Help! Mine came out wrinkly once baked?? What’s happened??
Oh they look so sweet.perfect for christmassweets?
The consistency didnt seem right to me, it was too loose.. Can you please advise me on what I did wrong? I did add 5 ml of Lemon extract, could that be it? TIA
Super cute! How do we flavour the meringues? I’ve seen hazelnut ones, pistachio even vodka lime! Would love to know how to add flavour to these meringues.
From what I understand, you just add in the flavor, but not too much or else they won’t end up fluffy and crunchy. This video gives that within it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OG6cLUolpU at 1:37
Oops. Forgot to line the baking sheet. Well. They don’t need bottoms anyways, right?
These are too cute! The red swirls are great :)
These are so adorable! What piping tip did you use to pipe the meringues? Great job again!
Oh these are adorable! I love the colouring through them!
These look awesome. I’ve never made these perfect looking meringues but I have tried the chewy ones. Check them out on my blog! http://adiradooley.blogspot.com
If my boyfriend isn’t around these kisses are a wonderful substitute! They look absolutely delicious!
My family calls these Angel Whispers. Divide your meringue and add a drop or two vanilla extract, or almond, or mint. Fold in chocolate chips. They are pretty on a holiday platter of mixed confections.
Quick Question: how long do they last? How do you store them? can you freeze them?
About 5 minutes in most houses! Bit if you hide them away up to 2 weeks.
Meringue cookies are a favorite around here. They are so easy and make an impressive presentation. I fold mini chocolate chips into mine.
Looks sooooooo pretty and yummy! And i love the pink color, thank you so much!
These are so cute! They would be great on a dessert bar at a wedding! Love it.
These are just precious!!! Love your talented egg white action shot! xoxo
You always make things look so easy to make. So cute!
I have been debating on this book for ages! Meringues are so cute when they are little!
I’ve gotta get this book! My grandma used to make these for holiday celebrations when I was a child. So fun! Great memories!
Cute. Simple. Delicious. My kind of recipe! ????
Oh, my mouth is watering for these. My grandmother made these, 50+ years ago.
Mmmm, these look yummy and so cute. I will be trying these soon!
Aww, so sweet! (in both ways.)
These are so pretty. I want to make them.
Omo these look so adorable!!!!
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I never made these before but I’ve always thought they look great, especially the stripey or multi-coloured ones! I’ll definitely have to try these out on my blog: http://myownbakeoff.blogspot.co.uk
Thank you for sharing!
For simple ingredients, I really love them. So cute, I will have to check out the cookbooks!
Oh my goodness, these are so stinkin’ cute! I’m definitely making these soon!
These are too cute! And they’re pink too! :)
These look so cute! I think I saw the meringue girls on one of Paul Hollywood’s shows once.. They made an enormous pavlova which looked amazingly delicious. I want to make these kisses with licorice flavoring someday!
Looooove the fun pink color! Cute kisses shape too! xo
Love meringue cookies, made them on the weekend and it started to cool them melted :( I need this book :) thank you for the sweet tutorial ????
My mother makes delicious meringues. The pictures look marvelous.
Sooo cute! I’ve been wanting to make meringue a long time ago, but I feel like it’s too difficult… these look gorgeous! So cute ^^ I love bite size food :)
Aww so cheery and simple to make :D
These are so cuteee! I made mini meringues once and they were so sweet, but very sticky : ) I want the book now!
I wish i could do this.