Cotton Candy Meringues

There are a bunch of things that I have always wanted to do in life.

I won’t be as dramatic to say they are a bucket list…

I won’t think I missed out on life if I didn’t get to do them…

BUT if they happen, then it’s definitely a life bonus.


Here’s the short list:

First, I have always wanted to have a Brady Bunch moment.  Most specifically the moment where the Bradys end up in court due to a fender bender where the other driver claims he was seriously injured because of Carol’s reckless driving. Mike Brady knew he was faking an injury and decided to expose the guy by throwing a briefcase on the ground, causing the faker to quickly snap his head around at the loud noise, proving that his neck was completely FINE!  I LOVED that episode.  How smart was that Mike Brady?

So yes, I have always wanted to expose a faker by throwing down a briefcase and catching him in the act.

I wish I was kidding you.  It’s been an on-going dream since I was a kid.  I am constantly looking for ways to incorporate an “A-HA! Caught ya” moment in my day.

Maybe that’s why I like Dateline NBC where they catch criminals “in the act”…it’s based in some deep-rooted, Brady Bunch crime solving, expose the bad guy, kind of issue I have.


Second, I have always thought it would be cool to run a marathon.  Now I know this is never going to happen.  I have tried running.  It isn’t for me.  I have found that I much prefer buying running shoes and exercise clothes than I actually like running or exercising.  Apparently dressing like a runner is the closest I will ever get.


And third, I have always wanted to bake meringues.  I will tell you, I had given up on meringue.  After a few attempts and fails, I just decided it was one of those things that I couldn’t do, like pancakes or crepes.

THEN I got this sweet cookbook in the mail.  My friend Heather wrote it and it’s simply stunning.

 photo from Sprinkle Bakes

She asked if I wanted to give one away and of course I said yes, more on that in a bit.

I decided I wanted to attempt one of Heather’s recipes to post along with the giveaway, and when I saw her recipe for Meringue I knew it was my shot.

I may not be running a marathon, or exposing criminals in my spare time, but meringue?  That’s something I could conquer.

And conquer, I did.
PhotobucketCotton Candy Meringues.

Let’s get started.

PhotobucketThe recipe was simple to follow.

I decided to give the recipe a eensy variation.  Just a tiny addition.

Here’s what I added:
PhotobucketI figured, why not go for it, right?
And what’s so great about Heather’s recipe is that it’s so open to variation. It’s just a great basic meringue recipe that you can build on and adapt. Love that.

I used a large star tip in a piping bag, but if you don’t have one don’t worry…just snip off the corner of a ziplock or piping bag.
PhotobucketI started the process with egg whites in my mixer.
Beat them until they are frothy and then add some cream of tartar. Heather says “a pinch” but since I like to measure I used 1/16 tsp…
PhotobucketThen continue beating the whites until they form soft peaks. A soft peak is when it’s opaque, but the tip will kind of fall over when you hold it up.
Like this…
PhotobucketThen add sugar and this is where I added in the cotton candy flavor packet and beat for about 7 minutes until stiff peaks form. They will be glossy and beautiful…
PhotobucketPipe the meringue onto a parchment lined baking sheet…
PhotobucketAnd I decided to try one of the techniques Heather added, making meringue cups. Mine aren’t that pretty, but I gave it a shot…
I piped a 3 inch circle and then 2 more on top of that, adding a little to the center, to serve as the base…
PhotobucketBake them for an hour and a half on a low heat and then just leave them in the oven for a few hours, or even overnight.
They will look like this when they are done…they look exactly the same as they did when they went on the oven, but are dry and hard.
PhotobucketAren’t they pretty?
And now about those meringue cups…

Ok, so now onto the giveaway.

I know you want Heather’s book.  And what about a signed copy?  Even better!

All you need to do is leave a comment on this post.

Oh yeah, and totally check out Heather’s site.  You are going to be blown away.

The giveaway is going to be open through Saturday, May 12th at 11:59 pm

Giveaway is closed!  Thanks to all that entered!

Winner is “Mae” comment #375!  Congrats!



Cotton Candy Meringues

  • Author: Cookies & Cups


  • 2 egg whites
  • Pinch of Cream of Tartar
  • 1/2 cup superfine sugar
  • Duncan Hines Cotton Candy Flavor Packet


  1. Preheat oven to 170Β°
  2. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. Fit a large piping bag with a star tip.
  3. Place the egg whites in a “spotlessly” clean mixing bowl and whip them with an electric mixer on medium speed until frothy.
  4. Stop the mixer and add cream of tartar. Start mixer again and continue to beat the egg whites until soft peaks form.
  5. Increase speed to high and gradually add in sugar *this is where I added the flavor packet as well
  6. Beat egg whites until they are shiny and hold stiff peaks but are not dry or crumbly, about 7 minutes.
  7. Make sure the sugar is dissolved by rubbing a tiny bit of meringue between fingers. If you feel granules of sugar continue to beat until all sugar has dissolved.
  8. Spoon the meringue into the piping bag and pipe onto prepared baking sheets.
  9. Bake the meringues for 90 minutes turning them halfway through baking.
  10. When meringues are done, turn off oven and let them stand for several hours or overnight. The meringues should be hard and dry to touch and you should be able to easily lift them from parchment.


Recipe from Sprinkle Bakes
The only adaptation I made to Heather’s recipe was the addition of the flavor packet.


693 Responses

  1. Lisa

    I love meringues esp. because im doing weight watchers and they are quick low point dessert i can pop in my mouth πŸ™‚ cotton candy sounds delicious!

  2. Caryn

    I bought 20 packets of the flavorings when I was visiting my mom over Spring Break, because they didn’t have them where I live. (At the time–they do now (: ) I’m trying these with my little girl this afternoon πŸ™‚

  3. Juli

    I would completely love a copy of Heather’s book! It looks amazing! I would love to have my own bakery business one day, and this would definitely help out!

  4. Corrie_Alexa

    I have always wanted to make meringues but I have been too scared. You gave me courage. I will try it oh so soon! (also my daughter was wondering about the frosting additions the other day thanks for the idea…)

    And…I would LOVE to have Heather’s cookbook. πŸ™‚

  5. Lisa London

    I can’t wait to try and make these! Not only do they seem simple, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE cotton candy! Thanks! And….I would LOVE to win the book! πŸ™‚

  6. How funny is that? I have meringues chilling in my oven right now for mother’s day! Love that you used that frosting packet! I flavor my meringues with dry jello mix! I would love to win a copy of Heather’s book, too! LOVE.

  7. Brandi Davis Bryant

    Those are very pretty. I would love to have this book. Thanks for this great giveaway. Good Luck everyone.

  8. Caitie

    There are two things I’ve always been scared to attempt. Meringues and Macaroons! I think you may have inspired me though with your awesome results! πŸ™‚

  9. I love Sprinkle Bakes and have been debating buying the book, it looks fabulous. And those meringues do too! I love meringues but the idea of adding that flavoring to them looks super cool!
    Im very excited about the giveaway – fingers crossed x

  10. Mariana

    I’m totally addicted to your site!love the recipies and the way you write!
    made your s’mores cupcakes for my mum’s birthday and everybody just loooved it!
    Maybe I’ll try this meringue recipy for mother’s day!
    Heather’s site is really great!pretty sure it will become another addiction!would love to get her book too!

  11. Jennifer

    Wow – I have to admit I’ve never really thought about meringues making or eating until I saw your post. Now I want to eat them (and now actually thinking about one day making). And now I have another site to drool over – Thanks so much.

  12. Laura

    The minute I saw “blue” and read, “cotton candy”, I knew you were using those flavoring packets again!!! Love this recipe!

  13. bonnie oneill

    mmmmmm cotton candy – brings back memories of when I was a lttle girl and my parents were in the carnivals. I loved watching them making fresh warm cotton candy. will enjoy trying to make these. would enjoy winning the book too:)

  14. Monica A

    Your meringues look so de-lish!! I can’t wait to try these, it will be a first for me too and I would absolutely love to win a copy of Heather’s autographed book! Thank you for this great recipe and giveaway. πŸ™‚

  15. Jen B

    Ooooh… I’ve never attempted meringues either, but my daughter’s birthday is next week and I may be up to the challenge now!

  16. Paula Pardue

    I love meringues and I love cotton candy – perfect blending! I will be trying this. Thanks for the recipe and for the chance to win the book.

  17. Gina

    I am so scared of meringues. But I did buy those flavor packets and these sound outrageous so I have to try it. And I would love to win that wonderful book. Good luck to everyone. Will let you know if mine make it.

  18. Shelly, this is pure beauty! You so perfectly captured the whole idea of the book with these meringues!

    Thank you friend. Love, love, love you bunches!

  19. Theresa Sea

    I have a LorAnn’s oils dram of cotton candy flavoring…I wonder how that would taste in meringues…what a great idea! πŸ™‚ Oh, and of course, I would *lurve* to win that book! πŸ˜‰

  20. Pat Daughtry

    LOVE meringues! Used to make the larger meringue cups or bowls and use for ice cream! Absolutely delicious! Would love Heather’s book!

  21. mb

    Meringues are a favorite around here! The book looks wonderful and I love the idea of the cotton candy flavor packet. I have never used those before but this just might be the first time for me.

  22. Tina

    Wow! Your piping is incredible! What a terrific idea to use the flavoring packets….I haven’t had the opportunity to try them yet…but think I’ll go out and get some right away! Love your site!

  23. Emily S.

    Okay now this is a meringue recipe I definitely have to try out! Very creative with the addition of the cotton candy powder flavoring. Would love to win this!

  24. Debbie

    That’s funny, because I was just scrolling through my Pinterest boards, looking for something to make, and I came across a pin for cotton candy meringues. I think the universe is trying to tell me something. This book looks fabulous!

  25. Heather

    I feel like meringue is the epitome of making it as a baker! It seems so.. scientific! Nice work. πŸ™‚ As for the recipe.. what exactly is “superfine” sugar? How is it different than granulated? Can you maybe sift granulated to make superfine? I just might try this.. to overcome something I’m afraid of too! As for Sprinkle Bakes–I’ve been following her blog for awhile now and would LOVE to win her cookbook! Squee!

    1. shelly

      Superfine, is just a smaller granule of sugar. If you can’t find it you could pulse your sugar in the blender to make it fine.

  26. Jennifer

    Love Meringues. Will have to try these. I love mini chocolate chips and pecans in mine. I was also curious about the frosting add ins after seeing them on tv.Do they taste natural?

  27. lynn

    I love meringues and adding this cotton candy flavor packet makes it perfect! I’ve actually been curious about them..perhaps adding to macaron base? PS, love both your sites!

  28. Sana

    Hiiiiii !! Loving the color of your meringues they’re gorgeous plus your meringue cups make an awesome idea for different kinds of filling! Thank you for sharing πŸ™‚ Oh and I would positively absolutely totally loooooooove to get Heather’s book .. I follow her work and would pretty much die of excitement if I actually won something that amazing! πŸ™‚

  29. These look so spectacular! I love the cotton candy cups and the addition of the flavor, of course! πŸ™‚ I have never made meringues but suddenly I’m feeling risky enough to make them, so I hope I win!

  30. Angela Krosnick

    That look so so cool! What great idea. Have ?? have you tried to use your own icing with Duccan Hines creactions

  31. Diane M.

    Your blue cotton candy meringues are gorgeous! My meringues have never turned out so lovely but I’m inspired to try making some again.

  32. Nicole Duffin

    I would LOVE to make these! I once had chocolate milk meringues and they were AMAZING! Cotton candy sounds doubly as amazing and scrumtrulescent!

  33. RaeLynn Languasco

    Oh, my mother would DIE for those. Cotton Candy is her favorite snack, I could only imagine her face seeing them in meringue form!

  34. Cute! I’ve tried meringues before and it was quite the epic fail. These look amazing, and I know my taste testers (aka friends) will absolutely love them. πŸ˜€

  35. Nicole

    I was laughing so hard at your “bucket list” Just because the reference to the Brady Bunch….there is not one of of who grew up in that era who wished at one point or another that we were a Brady. That is also one of my favorite episodes.
    Any way I love cook books, especially when they are baking ones. My kids and I love to bake as a family and have lots of fun and great outcomes while we bake.
    Never did meringues. Always wanted to try. Looks easy enough…going to do this weekend!

    1. Nicole

      If I don’t win the cookbook, you bet I will definitely be buying it. Good luck to Heather with the success of this book!

  36. Michelle

    I am finally ready to learn how to bake and your site gives me so much inspiration. With all the goods that you crank out, your house must smell delicious all the time. Looking forward to more goodies in the future.

  37. Kayla

    They are so cute! Great job! I have never tried making meringues – maybe I should put on my list to try. Thanks!

  38. Alisha

    So, does that stuff *really* taste like cotton candy? I bought a bubble gum one, but I haven’t figured out how to use it yet. The idea of bubble gum flavored buttercream just isn’t appealing to me. (Crazy, I know.) My kids would like it, though! I’m just a teensy bit concerned that these packet things don’t taste as good as I’d want them to, you know?

    1. shelly

      I have only tried the bubble gum and the cotton candy and they taste exactly like I expected. I was pleasantly surprised πŸ™‚

  39. Rhonda Aleece

    These look absolutely delicious!! I’m baking up a batch of them as I speak! Thank you very much for the idea!

  40. Joanna S.

    i’ve never been a big fan of meringue but I believe could be convinced if it tasted like cotton candy! And the book? I’d be thrilled if the recipes were only half as cute as the cover! πŸ™‚

  41. I’ve always wanted to make meringue too… maybe I’ll try this recipe!
    Also, I love Heather’s blog, and would LOVE her cookbook! Everything she makes is so gorgeous!

  42. Elan

    Simply amazing looking meringue. I must get my hands on this book and try it! Maybe with some other flavor packets as well!

  43. Nancy

    You’ve got a better chance at catching a faker with a briefcase than I do of having my Brady dream come true. I always wanted to go to prom with Davy Jones. *sigh*

  44. meagan

    how incredibly lovely! they look like little swirls of yum and adorable! i have been waiting to get my hands on this book as well, it looks amazing!!

  45. Pat

    I’ve been wanting to try making meringues. This makes it look so easy that I actually think I might be able to do it successfully! I love how you added the flavor to this too.

  46. Ashley

    What a beautiful book! And I agree with the baking meringues. The last time I failed, so I would love a chance to try again!

  47. Chris Thour

    Love anything that tastes like cotton candy, it reminds me of being a kid and going to the state fair! I am putting these on my to bake list for the weekend. Thank for sharing.

  48. I have never attempted to bake meringues, but after reading your post I feel like I might be able to do it! I bet the cookbook has a LOT of great recipes to try! πŸ™‚

  49. Cindy

    I LOVE these!
    Cotton candy is my most favorite candy in the whole world!
    I am definitely heading to Heathers site!

  50. Elizabeth

    Thanks for the great giveaway! If I’m lucky enough to be chosen as the winner, what are the chances you could throw in a packet of that cotton candy mix-in? πŸ˜‰ We don’t have it here πŸ™

  51. Thank you for the recipe! Very inspirational. I love the blue tint the cotton candy packet gave the meringues! Positively radiant. What a wonderful idea. I want that book! If I don’t win it, I will absolutely be buying a copy. Gorgeous cover.

  52. Jamie

    I have always been OBSESSED with cotton candy and I am so excited to try that flavoring out with meringues! I want to concur them myself. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win that book. It is just the thing I have been looking for recently.

  53. You are my go to blog for dessert rescipes. Everyone loves the stuff I make from here. Just made chocolate filled snickerdoodles yesterday. Yum!

  54. Shari

    Best thing about meringues is that when they cool overnight in the oven, I don’t have to worry about the dogs getting into them!

  55. Funny, I just made meringue nests for the first time last weekend. Yum! Great idea to add a flavoring packet. I am definitely doing that next time.

  56. I’m scared of meringues! But you make it sound so easy. Maybe I will add it to my things-I-want-to-do-but-won’t-feel-like-I’ve-missed-out-on-life-if-I-don’t-do-them list.

    And PS I finally saw those flavorings show up in my grocery store. I got very excited. I bought a few, including the cotton candy!

  57. Sugargirl

    The last time I made meringues it almost killed me! (Literally! gas oven leak, low temp for a long time. it snuck up on me.)
    Everything Heather makes is amazing! Her book must be pure magic! I have made her spiral cookies a few dozen times in a every possible color combo! They are perfect every single time, and our friends children specifically ask for them when they come over.

  58. What a great idea! I’ve been making meringue cookies for a while, but have never seen variations. These are GREAT to complement many different themes, too. Thanks for posting!

  59. Love these! And did you know that meringues are *basically* zero calories because it’s mostly air and egg whites? That practically makes this a health food for us (non) runner types. πŸ™‚

  60. The use of the flavor packet is brilliant! πŸ™‚

    I actually have made meringues a couple of times but sadly mine never turn out that pretty. Usually more a crumpled mess because I always forget the parchment paper and they stick. πŸ™

  61. Kasey

    I had the same question about the sugar, thanks for the tip to put it in the blender. I’ve never seen it at my store,p but then again I’ve never really looked. I totally want to try these. The book looks great, I’d love to have it.

  62. Amanda

    I love the idea of pulling in the flavor of cotton candy! My family would love these. I can’t wait to give them a try! They look so festive.

  63. DeeDee

    Your meringues turned out so lovely! I’m already envisioning my inner creative baker flitting about the kitchen making such fun desserts!

  64. Oh I have been eagerly anticipating the Sprinkle Bakes book, I {adore} Heather’s site, she has such creativity and talent. I love your meringue idea, so clever. I need to look into those frosting creations, they seem interesting.

  65. Brandy Thompson

    I’d say these meringues definitely inspired my inner artist… so tiny, so beautiful! I would love to have a copy of this book… also, it would make a great gift for a crafty new bride!

  66. Robyn Malone

    I’m a kid when it comes to cotton candy. I also work with a bunch of men that you would think has never eaten anything home cooked in their life. They would luv these.

    I would luv to be entered for the book – it looks amazing

    Thanks for posting these

  67. Stephaniedem

    I love meringues!! I have made them, but have never attempted to pipe them. I always thought they would deflate and the recipe would be ruined. Yours look great!

  68. Jennifer W

    Those are awesome! I think I could manage them myself! I love the addition of the flavor creations! Awesome! πŸ™‚

  69. Belinda

    Thank you so much for showing the pictures of the process- I always get overwhelmed when I want to make something new.

  70. Carol

    I laughed out loud reading about you wanting a Brady moment! Thanks for the great post and taking the fear out of Meringues. I’d enjoy Sprinkles book!

  71. Jenah Parris

    Funny, my mom was not a baker or a cook. She never made anything at home, except meringues! So, they were probably the first cookie I learned to make! Anyway, It looks like a great book, and your cookies came out lovely! =)

  72. Leslie

    I just discovered this website yesterday and I am in love! I would love a new cookbook! Going. Ow to check out website!!!

  73. Nancy L. Bowen

    Thanks for sharing! I have been intimidated by meringues since forever! I think I will be able to make them now—and the idea of adding the frosting flavor packet is a great idea! Would love to win the cookbook; my granddaughter and I love to cook and bake together. Thansk again!

  74. Tara

    I checked out Heathers site and had to subscribe to it. Everything looks fantastic. Can’t wait to make some of her recipes!

  75. Laurie R

    I am an avid Cookbook collector!!! How great it would be to win this signed Cookbook? Really really great and awesome. I am also very afraid of meringue. There I finally said it out loud! I feel much better. Thanks in advance for the Sprinkle Bakes Cookbook!!!

  76. Jolene

    My grandma always used to make meringues but I’ve been too scared to try them, guess I better get over that fear and try them:) The book looks beautiful!

  77. Jenny P

    How fun these look! I love cotton candy! Always have and my niece and I are going to make these for grandma for Mother’s Day! Wish us luck!

  78. Oh dear, I think you may have created a monster. I never thought of using those frosting mixes for anything else. What a great idea! I was so scared to do meringues too, but I conquered my fears this past Christmas, and I couldn’t believe how easy they were!!

  79. Sarah

    I love meringues and we always make ghost ones with tiny chocolate chip eyes at Halloween. I’m pretty sure my little guy would love these too!

  80. Jennifer C

    Ok if you can over come your baking fear of meringues then I can try again until I get it right. Hope this works. The cookbook looks great and her blog is amazing!

  81. ColleenB

    Looks like a totally Awesome book that I would like to win and add to my cookbook collectyion
    Love making small meringues to top off my cupcakes and for decorating cakes as well.
    Thank you for this giveaway opportunity

  82. Samantha Lawler

    I have tried meringues before, epic failure. This makes me want to try again, I totally love anything cotton candy flavored, guess I’m still a seven year old at heart.

  83. ColleenB

    Went and took a look at Heather’s site and was so impressed that I became a follower and also signed up for the email newsletter.
    Thank you for directing me to her site

  84. I just love this, I’ve always wanted to make meringues. And it doesn’t seem to get any easier than this. I think the book is a must have….

  85. Margi

    I love meringues and cotton candy. Now I can at least try (again) to make the meringues. Thank you for giving me the opportunity for giving it another shot. margi.

  86. Oh my gosh I have had such a fear of the meringue and you have made it look like something I could conquer. Your meringues are beautiful and I love the color

  87. Donna D.

    Love your list…would love to hear more about it πŸ™‚ I definetly need to try meringues again, last time I made them they didn’t quite turn out, bleh!

  88. Jill

    I too am meringue challenged, but look forward to trying out this confection recipe! And the book would be such a great added bonus!!

  89. Beth Wadsworth

    *jumping up and down!!* Pick me! Pick me! I gotta tell you, I would not attempt meringue unless you blogged it. My year old is going to Camp Aunt Lisa JUST to learn to make meringue in a couple weeks. Em loves to cook and Aunt Lisa loves Em has and knows meringue. A signed copy would be a cherished gift for my dear daughter! Oh. And i am not usually a fan of cotton candy flavor, but that stuff is good! I made a confetti cake topped with it and took it to a pitch-in. The lid stuck tothe icing and looked terrible and no one ate it. Happy me! I did.

  90. Carol G

    I love meringues! I make peppermint (and dip the bottom in dark chocolate) at Christmas πŸ™‚ I would have never thought to use the Duncan Hines Frosting Creations in that, thank you! I used the orange flavor in frosting for some Orange Cream Cupcakes and it was pretty good. Thank you for the awesome giveaway. <3

  91. Jane

    I LOVE making meringue cookies. I found it interesting how you added flavors to the cookies. I’ll have to try that. Look on the web for a dessert called Pavlova = it is an Australian treat made stacking meringue rings and then filling it. Similar to what you did with the cotton candy inside.

  92. Melissa

    Can’t wait to try these! My daughter and I are both gluten-free and meringues are one of our “naturally gluten-free” go to treats. She’s a big fan of cotton candy too, so I think I’ll try these for her birthday next week… Thanks a million for the idea!

  93. Marilyn M.

    They are adorable and I love the pretty pastel color! Thanks for the giveaway. Off to visit her site now….

  94. yaz rodriguez

    I love meringues and the idea of adding the cotton candy flavoring, genius! They’re great for entertaining πŸ™‚

  95. Jillian Locke

    I was just thinking today…since I’m not a top notch cook, so to say, yet everything I’ve ever baked has come out really well, that maybe baking is my calling. I would love a book full of insanely delicious recipes through which to test this theory!! πŸ™‚

  96. Sue in AZ

    I also thought meringues were out of my league, but you’ve made them seem doable. Love the addition of the cotton candy.

  97. Jessica

    Eek! What a great idea adding the icing mix-in! I haven’t made meringues in years, but I do love them so.

  98. JessieAnn

    Ooh AND ahhh! I was looking for one more sweet lil edible for my daughters 4th bday party this next weekend and this, my sugary genius friend- IS IT. I would not have thought to use the flavoring like that. So great! And if I eat one or two or thirty eight then, so be it! Thanks and oh yes, please do choose moi for the lovely looking book! Toodles!

  99. Barbie

    I have failed SO many times making meringues….I will give it one more try with this recipe..and I LOVE adding flavorings!

  100. My daughter is into cookies, baking and is now working for a cookie bakery locally. She would like to have her own business when and if all things come together and it happens. I would love to win this book and give to her to help show her my support. What a delightful way to start and a big thank you for it.

  101. Caitlin

    Omg my two favourite things in one delicious bite!!! I’ll have to see if I can find that cotton candy flavouring. If not, I don’t think it’ll be terribly bad to just make plain meringue and add the cotton candy after.

  102. I have never attempted Meringues & you make it seem super easy! I just saw these new packets of yumminess at Target & now I know exactly the use for them! Can’t wait to try some out & oh yes to win the book would be an awesome bonus…I love her stuff!

  103. Amy

    So cute. I’ve been wanting to try meringues too, this could be the recipe that finally gets me to do it. Thanks.

  104. Catherine

    My mom was Donna Reed. She kept a perfect house, made healthy amazing meals and the most beautiful meringues. She has been a hard act to follow so although I’ve wanted to try making beautiful meringues for my family ,fear of failure always stopped me. Your recipe today was clear, concise and easy to follow and I’m so proud to say mine turned out well. Thank you. I have collected cookbooks since my teens so your giveaway is right up my alley. I love cookbooks and this one would be a fun addition to my collection.

  105. Treya

    These are so awesome! I like adding chocolate chips to mine πŸ˜€ I’ve been adding those flavor packets to a lot of different things lately. Good in cake mixes, frostings, HOT CHOCOLATE… πŸ˜‰

  106. Gretchen

    I cannot count the number of yummy treats on your website I have added to my pinboards in hopes of trying them all. Thanks for all of your tutorials! I hope to grow up and be like you and Heather one day…!

  107. Caroline

    I love meringue, so these should be delicious especially when you can add different flavor packets…
    yummyyyyyyyyyyy ….

  108. Ruth

    I was just making meringue with my son’s girlfriend last week. She asked me if you could flavor it and I told her I didn’t know. Then today, you answered the question! Can’t wait to try these. Thanks for the giveaway, too! I would love to own the book

  109. Alice

    Please put me in for the cookbook! And I totally get wanting to have that AH HA! moment…but my moment is saving someone by dragging them out of a burning car or some such thing…starnage I know. Hero issues I believe. Thank you for the opportunity to win this great book!

  110. Lids

    This recipe would be great for a kids birthday party. Also, the book will be a great addition to my collection as I love to bake.

  111. Liz

    Love the idea of adding the flavors! Can’t wait to try, I’ve made meringues before but this sounds so fun.

  112. Daniella

    Meringues are a funny thing. sometimes they work, and then there are times they dont. I find my mood has a lot to do with it. I think its one of those things you cannot rush. BTW – im all the way up in Canada and we do not have cotton candy flavourings up here… better email the company pronto !!
    your piping is good btw! … practice makes perfect.

  113. Amber G.

    I have never been a huge meringue, but I love cotton candy so much, this is worth trying. Thanks for posting. I love your blog! I have made several of your recipes and they are always great!

  114. Emily Andersen

    Made some blondies with that cotton candy frosting for our carbo-load dinner before the Indy Mini this past weekend! Awesome!

  115. Sue Britt

    I can’t wait to try the meringues and I’d love to have the Sprinkles Book. I’ve already drooled at Heather’s site πŸ™‚

  116. Jennifer

    They are absolutely beautiful!! I think I’ll go to the store and find some of that cotton candy flavoring right now!!!!

  117. I’ve been eyeing Heather’s book since it came out, it looks awesome. Meringue on the other hand is kinda boring, I think. Unless you mix in some coconut.

  118. Linsey

    These meringues look so yummy. I’ve never tried to make them, but I will have to now. And, I’d love a copy of Heather’s book!

  119. Heather F

    I too am intimidated by meringue for some reason! Would LOVE to win this book and work on some new treats. πŸ™‚

  120. Melissa Benno

    What a great idea you had, putting the powder in! I have seen it and was trying to think of other ways to use it. You came up with a great one!!

  121. Kathy Schneider

    What an ingenious idea to use the flavoring! I would have never figured that out without your suggestion! Love it!

  122. Martha T

    Your meringues are adorable. I think I will try them for my grandson’s birthday party. Do you think unsweetened kool aid would work for the flavor? I am thinking cost efficiency here! Oh, and I would love to win the cookbook!

  123. Jolene S

    I never had much success with meringues. Of course, I think having a whisk attachment on a mixer might be really helpful! Always had to do them by hand. These look lovely!

  124. Man oh man I wish I could reach threw the screen and grab one. Lol if only right. I would love to win the book I am always on the hunt for yummy fun things to bake for the parties I always create. Crossing my fingers.

  125. Jamie Crowe

    I looove making meringues! So quick and easy! I only learnt how to make them recently myself. I’ve marbles colours through the mixture too, it looks amazing! Orange essense tastes great in them too!

    I neeed to get some cotton candy flavouring! I’ve never seen anything like it over in Australia! I need to hunt it down! YUM!!!!!!

    That cookbook is ADORABLE!!! I need it in my life!! =D Thanks for the chance to win it!! xx

  126. Libby

    These are so fun and cute! I am in love with meringues, they are my go-to “diet” cookie! πŸ™‚
    This book looks so great, I would love to have a signed copy to make all sorts of goodies!

  127. I would love a copy of this book! I have had great success and frustrating failures with meringues. But, when they turn out, they are wonderful!

    1. Theresa Forster

      I think this website is the best. I always am delighted to check my email and see what goodies you ‘re making. This cookbook would be great to receive. Thanks for cookiesandcups.

  128. Pam

    These are an awesome idea to send in a college care pack! I love your blog! My husband rolls his eyes at me as I bust out in a loud burst of laughter when I read it. He knows when I get to your email instantly and of course, I have to read it out loud to him, to which I get the eye roll sequel! Keep it coming, it is a bright spot in my day! Thanks so much!

  129. Chatelaine

    Ohhh great giveaway! I botched my most recent meringue attempt. The recipe looked sorta off but I went with it. Wasn’t good at all.

  130. Carly

    I love the meringue cups with cotton candy in them. Not as fancy looking as the others, but probably better anyways. And I have to say, the only reason I am commenting is because I would like a cookbook.

  131. Carley

    I would love to try these meringues, maybe use the Duncan Hines Chocolate Almond flavor? Obviously, I would love to win the beautiful book too!!

  132. Mrs Mattman

    Thank you for sharing your recipes! I look forward to receiving your emails…and the giveaways. Bonus!

  133. Wow…looks like you did awesome for your 1st time…I have been thinking of making meringue myself….so thankful you both shared the recipe πŸ™‚ can not wait to make! I would be so gracious if/when I win πŸ˜‰

  134. Anne Hernandez

    I LOVE this idea! I love how light and delish meringues can be, and have flavored them with jello and koolaid before, but the frosting flavors bring on a whole new world of YUM! So excited to have found your site and look forward to checking out your wonderful recipes.

    Please include me in the cookbook drawing. Happy Baking!

  135. Sue

    These look delicious! I think you could do several variations but will definitely try this one. Yummy! Would definitely enjoy the cookbook!

  136. kristeen martin

    It’s my birthday and Mothers day this weekend, also my first mothers Day without my kids at home:( I need this book to kill time (and give them a reason to come visit lol).

  137. Julia

    I’ve recently started following your blog and am loving it! I’m still trying out some of your smores week recipes, but these meringues look tasty. My “bucket list” would include starting my own family cooking/baking blog :). I would love to win this cookbook !

  138. Jennifer

    Yummmmmm! I want to try these with the cherry vanilla flavor. Or the chocolate marshmallow. Or….hmmm. Too hard to decide!

  139. BellaDonna

    Cotton candy meringues! How awesome…i tried this flavor in frosting, so i’m sure it’s yummers.
    and i loooove Spinkle Bakes

  140. So your ULTIMATE dream would be to run a marathon & have someone wrongly blame you for tripping them. “injured runner” claims they twisted their ankle, you innocently toss him a cotton candy meringue as an “I’m sorry” gesture, but just out of reach & he lunges for it. AH HA! CAUGHT CHA’, FAKER! Then you slam down the briefcase you just happen to be running with. Hey, you gotta carry those meringues around in SOMEthing, don’t you?
    My dream? To win this book. Lets make that happen πŸ˜‰

  141. Ying

    Oh wowww! i’ve always wanted to try making meringues, and now I’ve been reminded to put that on my own to-do list πŸ™‚

  142. Jinx

    I have to say…. meringues and cotton candy? Two of my favourite things although we call it fairy floss over here.!

  143. These look so good πŸ™‚ I make meringues heaps as my little sister is gluten intolerant, add cocoa powder to the mix (not much less than a tablespoon) and the middle of the meringue is like a chocolate mousse!

  144. Julie

    Your meringues look gorgeous! I loved that you added the cotton candy flavor too! You’ve inspired me to give it a go! πŸ™‚

  145. Darla

    I so want this book. I am one of those people that Like to try different things for family parties. My daughter is fixing to graduate high school and I was making a list for pick up foods for her graduation get together. I think this would be something that I could make ahead of time. Thanks! Hope I win!

  146. Jo

    Way to win! Those meringues look fantastic!
    I’m planning on getting several copies of Heather’s book to give as gifts. And when you come out with one, I might have to give them as a set.

  147. Shelley Haugland

    These look so cute and delicious. I think I’d like to make them for my daughter’s baby shower in June. I love the cotton candy flavor idea. Thanks so much!

  148. Lindsay A

    These cotton candy meringues are too cute! I love the idea that Duncan Hines have come out with the flavor packets!

  149. Meagan B

    I’ve never tried to make meringues but I do use a variation in some of my icing recipes…this looks awesome!

  150. Ashley would love this book

    I cannot wait to see who is the winner!! I love Heather’s site and I am super excited for her book…and those meringues are incredible! Congrats to you for conquering a life dream!! Woo hoo!!!

  151. Nor Hafidah Ali

    Your cotton candy meringues is a good idea… i just love meringues. And i will try the recipes thatyou have given. Coz everytime when i try the meringues dont turn up well.

  152. Sprinkle Bakes is one of my favs! Everything is just. So. PRETTY. I love how the flavor packet made your meringues a soft blue, they’re super cute.

    Maybe I too will brave meringues. Soon.

    1. shelly

      Hi Mae! Just wanted to let you know you won the signed copy of Sprinkle Bakes! I will be emailing to follow up!!

  153. Jenny

    Thank you for posting the recipe!!! I have felt as you have with meringues. I haven’t given up, and will try again! ? I am always inspired by your beautiful creations and fun posts on your website!!! Thanks again!! ?

    1. shelly

      I swear it! All my past meringue experiences have turned into a chewy flat mess. Heather’s recipe was great!

  154. chris

    Love that you added the flavor packet! I will have to try these! Good luck to Heather, would love to have a copy of her book πŸ™‚

  155. Deb

    These look awesome! I have already printed out the recipe πŸ™‚ Where can we find those flavor packages? I must get some. Thanks!

  156. Sondra

    Your meringues are so cute. And the flavor packet is a great idea. I’m adding this to my list of things to do.

  157. Diane

    Oh my gosh! It doesn’t get any better than cotton candy meringue! I cannot wait to try this! I would so love to win this book, it looks phenomenal!

  158. Mary Green

    I love all your recipes! ~ I just bake and bake and bake every week! It inspires me to do something new every week. Like the Strawberry Mousse Sugar Cookie Cups, Cream-Cheese Filled Cinnamon Rolls Monkey Bread, the Marshmallow fondant and more! I get tons of good responses! And I would love Heather’s recipe book to make more great sweets and treats! Thank you for all these great recipes! ;D

  159. Tracy

    Have this book on my wishlist but would love to win it… anything to make my stuff look like yours & I need all the help I can get:)

  160. (a) yes you CAN SO TOO run a marathon! I spent the majority of my life thinking that I could never run ever or do anything athletic ever. And now I’m a psychopath. I mean…runner. (Same thing.) You just need find a good group to run with. I maintain that’s true.

    (b) I’ve totally always wanted to make meringues and macarons. Love these!

  161. Courtney Martin

    I definitely agree with you – much more fun to buy the running/exercising clothes and shoes than actually running or exercising! Beautiful job on the meringues!

  162. Lauren K

    These are too cute! I’m always on the lookout for fun things my nephew and I can make together. He loves his “Auntie Days” as only a 4 year old can πŸ™‚ Thanks for the great idea as well as the awesome giveaway!

    1. shelly

      Yes, it’s a powder flavor packet that they sell to add to their base canned frosting. I have added it to my own buttercream too and it was great! They come in loads of flavors.

  163. Shelby

    First of all, Heather is a GENIUS — love all of her posts and have been so excited to check out the book. Second, you are a GENIUS for all of your amazing recipes (butterfinger blondies w/butterfinger buttercream will always be my absolute fave) but I also love the use of the frosting creations for this recipe. So smart!

  164. Valerie

    I would love to have Heather’s book! I’ve been following her blog for almost a year now, and I love the beautiful artwork she creates with food!

  165. Liz

    I have never had any luck with meringues. Will definitely try this recipe, years ago I had a fantastic dessert of meringue nests, custard sauce and fresh strawberries. Hope this will come close….

  166. Hajerah

    Wow, this looks yummy! I once tried making meringues, but unfortunately they didn’t come out that great. Maybe this recipe will be the one!

  167. Gretchen

    Cannot resist dessert cookbooks! Please enter me to win! These meringues turned out beautifully! Sometimes they are Just the right thing, and always so elegant. Congratulations, and I hope you catch that criminal!

  168. Mara

    Cotton Candy anything sounds yummy! Can’t wait to try the recipe. And, oh how I’d love the Sprinkle Bakes book!

  169. Sandra M.

    Your meringue turned out fantastic. I’ve tried to make it before but failed miserably. But seeing that you nailed it with the recipes from Miss Baird , gives me new hope and confidence that I may actually not burn the house down! Oh and I really wanna win this amazing book!

  170. Giselle

    wow this is definitely perfect! I just need this kind of giveaway and I am hoping I will win this giveaway.. Thanks for the chance!

  171. Kaat De Langhe

    yay! I would very much like this cookbook, and I’ltry to recreate this recipe on my daughters’ birthay in two weeks (still leaves me time to practice πŸ™‚ )

  172. Wow, over 300 comments already. And YES I want that book too. I saw it on Heather’s site already and loved it. These books are harder to find on our side of the ocean so I really hope I win, (I won’t hold my breath though) so I can make those meringues!

  173. Jennifer W

    These look amazing! I looked at Heather’s website and her work is beautiful! I found lots of ideas for my own kitchen adventures.

  174. Kimberly Marie

    Wow, these are super cute! I’d love to win a copy of the cook book. Everything Heather makes is so beautiful. πŸ™‚

  175. Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe. They look like so much fun and the pictures are incredible! They take me back to the day when my daughter was just a little girl and we would go to the grocery store during the summer and they would have meringue cookies. They were her absolute favorites of all time. She always wanted me to make them for her and I had no idea where to even begin so we would patiently wait for summer to come around year after year for these cookies to appear once again in the bakery at the grocery. It seemed like that was the only time they made them here in Houston. She will be 29 this year and I think I will surprise her with these cookies! If mine turn out even close to as pretty as yours I will be tickled. Thanks for the wonderful recipe and I will be checking out and watching your other recipes. I already subscribe to your newsletter and now can watch for your sister’s also. The recipe book would be such a nice addition to my online collection.

  176. Dawn

    Would love to win the cookbook. Would make a nice addition to my collection (or addiction if you ask my husband).

  177. Elizabeth

    I love when determination in the kitchen pays off! πŸ™‚ They look great, and its always nice to be inspired to try something new- so, thanks!

  178. I love meringue, and this is a beautiful option to party mints. I love the baby blue color. I’m happy to pay for my recipe book. I’m sure you didn’t anticipate so many people signing on! Good luck to you, Heather!

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