Holiday Meringue Miniatures

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling


about 7 dozen

Updated: Nov. 22, 2023
My kids love these light melt-in-your-mouth cookies, and we have fun making them. These were always on our Christmas cookie plate when I was a kid, and now the tradition continues. —Susan Marshall, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Holiday Meringue Miniatures Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
  • Dash salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Red gel food coloring


  1. Preheat oven to 225°. Beat egg whites with vinegar and salt on medium speed until foamy and doubled in volume. Beat in extracts. Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high after each addition until sugar is dissolved. Continue beating until stiff glossy peaks form, about 10 minutes.
  2. Insert a 1/2-inch round tip into a pastry bag. Paint 5 stripes of red food coloring inside the length of the pastry bag. Transfer meringue to pastry bag; pipe dollops 1 inch apart onto parchment-lined baking sheets.
  3. Bake 1 hour or until set and dry. Turn off oven (do not open oven door); leave meringues in oven 1 hour. Remove and cool completely on baking sheets. Remove meringues from paper; store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Feel free to mix up the extracts and food coloring.
  • These would be amazing as a cake topper piled on top.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 meringue: 5 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 19mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 free food.