Cookies, Desserts

Raspberry Meringue Cookies

January 28, 2014

I’m just going to admit that I have a problem. I’m addicted to Valentines inspired recipes. Especially easy ones like these raspberry meringue cookies! I tried this recipe once ages ago and was left disappointed. They tasted almost grainy and it wasn’t until closer inspection of the recipe that I realized I used the WRONG type of sugar!

Cooking 101… Read the entire recipe before you make it. Especially the ingredients! I’m glad that I decided to give these a second chance. The addition of raspberry and the light layer of dipped chocolate really push these over the edge. And the great thing is that they are SO so SO easy to make. Did you get the emphasis I put on “easy”??

raspberry meringue cookies

Raspberry Meringue Cookies


  • 2 egg whites, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon raspberry extract
  • food coloring (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking trays with parchment and set aside.
  2. Whisk your egg whites until foamy. Stir in the cream of tartar and beat until it just starts to look foamy. Slowly mix in half of the sugar. Once combined you can add the extract and food color if using. Whip in the remaining sugar until incorporated and glossy.
  3. Pipe your meringues into 2 inch circles or your desired shape. Place into the oven. Turn the oven off and allow them to sit overnight.
  4. Dip in chocolate if you prefer and enjoy!

raspberry meringue cookie recipe

There are so many options for adorable Valentines day packaging for these. I found some cute little Chinese takeout boxes a while back and decided to place a few inside with some decorative ribbon. Simple and sweet.
raspberry meringue cookie easy recipe

In case you were wondering, these did get the stamp of approval from my four year old. He thinks they are delicious. Mostly because I smothered them in chocolate right after this photo shoot, and anything that has chocolate has to be amazing. I’m pretty sure he didn’t even taste the cookie part. They have a light and airy texture that is surprisingly fun to munch on. I maybe ate one or five before packing them up and sending them on their way!

Recipe adapted from Emeril Lagasse


Comments (30)

  • mikaela Reply

    January 28, 2014 at 8:39 am

    beautiful cookies, pinning!

    • Jesseca Reply

      January 28, 2014 at 10:07 am

      Thanks Mikaela! Love the giveaway you have going on right now!

  • Laura Muir Reply

    January 28, 2014 at 8:45 am

    Wow those look fabulous! I made a batch of these for my daughters 4th birthday party (Princess Tea Party) and they were a hit with the kids! Your blog is beautiful! If you want to take a peek at the festivities here is a link!

    • Jesseca Reply

      January 28, 2014 at 10:07 am

      Laura your blog is beautiful! I love the photography!

  • Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama Reply

    January 28, 2014 at 8:49 am

    So pretty and sound so good!!

  • Jonie @ Just Between Friends Reply

    January 28, 2014 at 8:59 am

    These look delicious! I have never made meringue anything before. Is it hard to do? I should give this a try sometime. Pinning!

    • Jesseca Reply

      January 28, 2014 at 10:06 am

      Not hard at all. Probably the easiest cookie I’ve ever made.

  • Becky @ lovetobeinthekitchen Reply

    January 28, 2014 at 9:18 am

    These look so cute! I’ll have to try this! Pinned it!

  • Jenny Reply

    January 28, 2014 at 9:53 am

    These look so light and lovely!

    • Jesseca Reply

      January 28, 2014 at 10:06 am

      They really are! They melt in your mouth and taste a lot like cotton candy!

  • Debra Reply

    January 28, 2014 at 9:57 am

    Oh my gosh. Those are gorgeous. Like seriously the prettiest cookie I have ever seen.

    • Jesseca Reply

      January 28, 2014 at 10:05 am

      I’ll post a picture on instagram later of my first attempt. Not so pretty :0)

  • Leanne Reply

    January 28, 2014 at 9:57 am

    I love these and they’re gluten free, huge bonus! These would be so great for Valentine’s day!

    • Jesseca Reply

      January 28, 2014 at 10:05 am

      I didn’t even think about them being gluten free! Love that!

  • marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings Reply

    January 28, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Let me just say I don’t think it’s a problem. Keep all the yummy loviness coming!

    • Jesseca Reply

      January 28, 2014 at 10:04 am

      Thanks Marissa! I wish we lived closer so I could share!

  • aimee @ like mother like daughter Reply

    January 28, 2014 at 11:02 am

    mmm, these look so light and fluffy and perfect. Plus raspberry is my favorite berry!

  • Summer Reply

    January 28, 2014 at 11:48 am

    These look so good – I just love all of your recipes! I have been doing some cooking classes for my daughter and this looks like one we could do together – thanks for the inspiration!

  • Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later! Reply

    January 29, 2014 at 6:19 am

    So pretty & I bet they taste just as good!

  • Yvonne @ TriedandTasty Reply

    January 29, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    These look so pretty! I bet they were so tasty!

  • Holly C. Reply

    January 31, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    I don’t know if mine would look near this cute, but I might have to try sometime.

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  • Marek Reply

    May 1, 2014 at 5:06 am

    Made the cookies last night, havent tried one yet but they seem not done, sticky to the touch. Is that how they are supposed to be?

  • Samina | The Cupcake Confession Reply

    May 8, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    These meringues look pretty as a picture! Tooooo pretty! Can’t wait to give them a try! 🙂

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  • Sofia Reply

    September 20, 2014 at 11:51 am

    Hi! I stumbled upon your recipe on Pinterest and love the idea! I just have one question, how long do I bake them before turning off my oven?
    Thanks! 🙂

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