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Meringue Kisses

Light as air, kissed with sweetness, these Meringue Kisses From Scratch are the perfect cookie to make for your Valentine!
Course Dessert
Servings 40 cookies
Author Tracy


  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of shredded coconut - without sugar OPTIONAL


  • Separate egg whites from yolks about an hour before making meringues. Leave whites in bowl at room temperature so that they beat up to a good volume.
  • Heat oven to 250° and cover un-greased cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Beat egg whites with a blender until stiff enough to stand in moist (not dry) peaks. Slowly beat in sugar just a tablespoon at a time then fold in vanilla. Continue to beat mixture until it is still and glossy, not grainy. Fold in coconut.
  • In a small bowl, squirt a little bit of food coloring of choice and with a small pastry brush, 'paint' colored stripes along pastry bag. Pipe small rounds onto cookie sheets 2 inches apart. Bake 30-35 minutes. Peaks will brown slightly.
  • (If you don't have food coloring or a pastry bag, meringues can be spooned onto cookie sheet in little mounds instead).
  • Cool and enjoy!