Meringue Kisses

Meringue Kisses

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.

Egg Whites

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.)

Superfine Sugar

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.

steps

Whisk away and then when ready for the sugar, add heaping spoonfuls of warm sugar one at a time to the whipped egg whites.

Meringue Mixture

Smooth and shiny.

You can leave your meringues marshmallowy white, you can flavor them and color them, too.

Making meringues

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.

Striped Kises

Then snip off the end and pipe little kisses.

Kisses

Or for solid color kisses, gently fold the color into the meringue mixture until combined.

Meringue Kisses

Pretty and fun.

Just like the Meringue Girls.

Check out their videos below on how to make and color meringue. These two London girls are as cute as their confections.

Meringue Girls Mixture from Deneemotion / Denee Media Films on Vimeo.

Colouring & Piping Meringue Kisses from Deneemotion / Denee Media Films on Vimeo.

And here’s a peek inside the Meringue Girls Cookbook full of decadent desserts and colorful confections.

MERINGUE GIRLS

Meringue Kisses

Servings: three dozen kisses

Ingredients

  • 300 g superfine sugar (1 1/2 cups)
  • 150 g egg whites (from about 5 eggs)
  • food coloring (optional)

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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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81 comments on “Meringue Kisses”

  1. I wish i could do this.

  2. These are so cuteee! I made mini meringues once and they were so sweet, but very sticky : ) I want the book now!

  3. Aww so cheery and simple to make :D

  4. 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 :)

  5. 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 ????

  6. Looooove the fun pink color! Cute kisses shape too! xo

  7. 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!

  8. These are too cute! And they’re pink too! :)

  9. Oh my goodness, these are so stinkin’ cute! I’m definitely making these soon!

  10. For simple ingredients, I really love them. So cute, I will have to check out the cookbooks!

  11. 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!

  12. Omo these look so adorable!!!!

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  13. These are so pretty. I want to make them.

  14. Aww, so sweet! (in both ways.)

  15. Mmmm, these look yummy and so cute. I will be trying these soon!

  16. Oh, my mouth is watering for these. My grandmother made these, 50+ years ago.

  17. Cute. Simple. Delicious. My kind of recipe! ????

  18. I’ve gotta get this book! My grandma used to make these for holiday celebrations when I was a child. So fun! Great memories!

  19. I have been debating on this book for ages! Meringues are so cute when they are little!

  20. You always make things look so easy to make. So cute!

  21. These are just precious!!! Love your talented egg white action shot! xoxo

  22. These are so cute! They would be great on a dessert bar at a wedding! Love it.

  23. Looks sooooooo pretty and yummy! And i love the pink color, thank you so much!

  24. Meringue cookies are a favorite around here. They are so easy and make an impressive presentation. I fold mini chocolate chips into mine.

  25. Quick Question: how long do they last? How do you store them? can you freeze them?

  26. 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.

  27. If my boyfriend isn’t around these kisses are a wonderful substitute! They look absolutely delicious!

  28. 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

  29. Oh these are adorable! I love the colouring through them!

  30. These are so adorable! What piping tip did you use to pipe the meringues? Great job again!

  31. These are too cute! The red swirls are great :)

  32. Oops. Forgot to line the baking sheet. Well. They don’t need bottoms anyways, right?

  33. 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.

  34. 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

  35. Oh they look so sweet.perfect for christmassweets?

  36. Help! My meringues came out wrinkly!!what happened??

  37. Hi,
    Love watching you girls! Wondering if you can tell me what brand of natural food coloring you use for your merringue kisses…?
    Thnx,
    maria????

  38. 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!

  39. Instead of food coloring could I use something like pomegranate or beet juice? Wondering if that would make them collapse.

  40. Hi, was wondering why you bake the sugar first?

  41. They look really cute, but why do you bake the sugar in the oven?

  42. 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!

  43. 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.

  44. 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.

  45. 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.

  46. So the sugar doesnt melt during the 5 minutes its in the oven?? At how muchos degrees does it need to be??

  47. 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!:))

  48. 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

  49. 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!!

  50. I just made meringes tonight
    Check them out on ig @treatsbyasha
    I try to practice different colors n tips

  51. 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 :)

  52. 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.

  53. The temperature for baking should be 100 degrees according to the Mergingue girls 200 will burn your meringues for 35 mins

  54. So colorful and pretty they remind me of onions
    because of the color

  55. love love,love!! I should whip these up for a Pink princess party! after all, they are PINK!!!!

  56. My children must love these
    Meringue Kisses

    a lots. It is easy to do so I can guide them to make it themselves this weekend. Thanks

  57. 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

  58. DEAR SANTA….. And this is why I NEED a new Kitchen Aid Mixer !!!!!

  59. 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.

  60. This is awesome!! I’m going to make these for Valentine’s Day. Thank you very much for the recipe ??

  61. 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.

  62. Have you ever dipped the bottoms in melted chocolate? Just wondering if this could be done?

  63. Estos merengues no los realizado son perfectos para bocadillos

  64. ual that beautiful must be delicious, congratulations beautiful website !!

  65. 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. 

  66. I can’t wait to try these. I am going to use my new sultane tip to pipe them. Yay!

  67. Wow! Great recipe! The mini meringue worked out for me! Better than my expectations :)

  68. They look very tasty! I look forward to doing!

  69. Hey Angie!

    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!

  70. 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!

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