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Heart Shaped Meringue Cookies

These Heart Shaped Meringue Cookies are a simple, sweet and crunchy treat to share with your sweetheart! I use my NO FAIL meringue recipe so this easy Valentine’s Day dessert turns out perfectly every time!

Heart Shaped Meringue Cookies on white parchment paper.

I love a meringue cookie. They’re so light and crispy…naturally low in fat and just pretty! Today I’ve taken the cute factor up a few notches and piped my meringues into the shapes of hearts. Yes they are adorable, but they’re also ridiculously easy.

I have a few tips to help make sure your meringues always come out perfectly…as long as the humidity is low!

The meringue recipe itself is super simple, with just a few ingredients. I use cream of tartar in my recipe to help stabilize the egg whites. You can tint your meringue any color and you can also use any flavor extract you prefer!

Pink Meringue on a stand mixer attachment.

To make the meringues into heart shapes I used a large round tip in a piping bag. You pipe some of the meringue in the shape of a “question mark” and then make another backwards question mark to finish the heart. I found this technique works best to get the shape! Also, try and exaggerate the shape of the heart a bit, otherwise you will get meringues that look like triangles 🙂

Photo collage showing how to pipe out pink meringue into a heart shape.

Another tip is to bake your meringues on a light colored baking sheet so they don’t brown. Also using a silicone mat is your best bet. You can certainly use parchment paper, but I have the best luck at removing the meringues in-tact, as well as the most even baking when I use my Silpat!

Heart Shaped Meringue Cookies on white parchment paper.

You just bake them for 45 minutes, and then turn the oven off and allow them to remain in the warm oven for an hour. That’s it, they will be gorgeous little crunchy clouds!

I’ve posted the full recipe for this over at Imperial Sugar! Definitely try this recipe, it’s fantastically easy!

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5 comments on “Heart Shaped Meringue Cookies”

  1. Adrienne Stanley

    Do these have to be baked right away? I have one pan and one silpat and there is no way they will fit the whole recipe at one time so the rest would be sitting until the first pan full is done. I would like to make about 5 recipes total in an aqua color for my daughter’s wedding reception dessert table. Also, I live in the Northwest corner of Louisiana where our weather is naturally humid. Are they going to flop if I try to make them here?

    1. Ahh yes, they do need to be baked in one batch. They don’t spread so you can pipe them close-ish together. Also meringues are always a bit difficult in humid weather. If you bake them in your air-conditioned home, though, they should be fine.

  2. Laura @ Laura\'s Culinary Adventures

    These are so cute! I have never made meringues before, but you have given me some confidence to try 🙂

  3. How cute! I love meringues. They are so easy, yet look so dainty. Thanks for shring.
    Wishes for tasty dishes, Linda

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