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These Grinch Meringue Cookies will have you baking your heart out this Christmas! With just 5 ingredients, these are easy to make and perfect for serving at your next Christmas party!

Grinch Meringue Cookies on plates

I was searching for a Christmas Meringue Cookie to make this year and then it hit me – make Grinch Grinch Meringue Cookies and to my surprise, I couldn’t find any online. So, I decided to make my own!

Grinch Meringue Cookies on a plate

If you are looking for a Christmas Meringue Cookie to serve up this holiday season, these Grinch Meringues are it!

Grinch Meringue Cookies up close

Grinch Meringue Cookies Recipe

Ingredients:

Are Meringue Cookies Easy to Make?

Yes! My one tip is to have patience when letting them mix. It does take at least 5 minutes on high for those peaks to form. They have to look like shaving cream or cool whip scooped. If you don’t mix long enough, the recipe won’t work.

grinch meringues

What Do Meringue Cookies Taste Like?

Meringue Cookies just dissolve in your mouth like little yummies of sugar. And you can’t just eat one!

grinch meringues

How to Make Grinch Meringues:

Preheat oven to 200 degrees.

In a large bowl or using a stand mixer, whisk/mix the egg whites and cream of tartar on medium speed, until they become foamy. Add in half of the sugar, and using the whisk attachment on high speed, continue to mix for about 1-2 minutes, before adding in the remaining sugar. 

grinch meringues step one
grinch meringues step two ingredients mixed in bowl

Continue mixing for about 6-8 minutes. The meringue will be able to hold a peak and will be shiny. You also want to make sure the sugar is completely dissolved so it won’t show the grain. 

white meringues mixture in bowl

Once your meringue can hold a peak shape and is the consistency of thick shaving cream, gently stir in the food coloring, until you reach your desired color, and it is evenly mixed. 

white meringue mixture in bowl with green food coloring drops
green meringue

Place a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet. Fill a large piping bag with the mixture, and using a round tip, pipe the meringue into heart shapes and fill them in. You can go back with a toothpick and tap down any small peaks in the hearts. 

piping grinch meringue on baking sheet

Place a red heart shape sprinkle on the meringues before baking. Bake for 60 minutes, and once done, turn the oven off and leave meringues undisturbed in the oven to cool, for about 2-3 hours.  

grinch meringue cookies on cookie sheet ready to be baked

Things To Note:

  • Keep stored in an airtight container. They will dissolve if they are exposed to moisture.
  • This recipe makes about 48-60 small hearts. You can make them slightly larger if you prefer, which will make less or cut the recipe in half. 
  • Meringues need to stay in the oven so they can become crisp. Leaving the oven door closed keeps the moisture out and allows them to have time to become firm. Moisture will make them chewy and lose the firmness. 
  • You can add flavors using extracts if you would like to have them. I have used a teaspoon of vanilla, or peppermint extract. If you would like to add flavors, add them in with the food coloring. 
  • We piped ours into heart shapes but you can pipe them into circles or into star shapes using a star tip.
grinch meringue cookies baked

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Grinch Meringue Cookies

Grinch Meringue Cookies

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Bake Time: 1 hour
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes

These Grinch Meringue Cookies will have you baking your heart out this Christmas! With just 5 ingredients, these are easy to make and perfect for serving at your next Christmas party!

Ingredients

  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5-6 drops green food coloring
  • Heart shaped sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees
  2. In a large bowl or using a stand mixer, whisk/mix the egg whites and cream of tartar on medium speed, until they become foamy. Add in half of the sugar, and using the whisk attachment on high speed, continue to mix for about one- two  minutes, before adding in the remaining sugar. 
  3. Continue mixing for about 6-8 minutes. The meringue will be able to hold a peak and will be shiny. You also want to make sure the sugar is completely dissolved so it won't show the grain. 
  4. Once your meringue can hold a peak shape and is the consistency of thick shaving cream, gently stir in the food coloring, until you reach your desired color, and it is evenly mixed. 
  5. Place a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet. Fill a large piping bag with the mixture, and using a round tip, pipe the meringue into heart shapes and fill them in. You can go back with a toothpick and tap down any small peaks in the hearts. 
  6. Place a red heart shape sprinkle on the meringues before baking. Bake for sixty minutes, and once done, turn the oven off and leave meringues undisturbed in the oven to cool, for about 2-3 hours.  

Notes

  • Keep stored in an airtight container. They will dissolve if they are exposed to moisture.
  • This recipe makes about 48-60 small hearts. You can make them slightly larger if you prefer, which will make less or cut the recipe in half. 
  • Meringues need to stay in the oven so they can become crisp. Leaving the oven door closed keeps the moisture out and allows them to have time to become firm. Moisture will make them chewy and lose the firmness. 
  • You can add flavors using extracts if you would like to have them. I have used a teaspoon of vanilla, or peppermint extract. If you would like to add flavors, add them in with the food coloring. 
  • We piped ours into heart shapes but you can pipe them into circles or into star shapes using a star tip.

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