Pumpkin Spiced Meringue Cookies & More!

Between all of the fall holidays like Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas you have non stop eating, excuses to not go to the gym and tons of stress.  That’s why I love making meringue cookies to snack on.  Here are four fun versions that are all fall holiday themed and absolutely amazing.  The post shares my generic meringue cookie recipe and then how to make each of the four festive flavors.

pumpkin spice meringue cookies

Pumpkin Spiced Meringue Cookies

From Halloween to Thanksgiving and even Christmas, Meringue cookies are my diet snack of choice. Here are 4 fun versions for you!

Print Recipe
Course: Dessert
Cuisine French
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pint egg whites
  • 1 tbsp creme de tartar you can use more
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin spice
  • 2 tbsp dark cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp good vanilla extract I use mexican
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract

Instructions

  1. Start by adding the cream de tartar, vanilla and egg whites into your mixer and whip it until it becomes stiff peaks. Once the peaks begin forming, you'll start adding in the sugar slowly and continue to let it whip together.

    pumpkin spice meringue recipe
  2. Here is what stiff peaks looks like for meringue cookies.

    how to make meringue cookies with pumpkin
  3. Now you have the first flavor, vanilla. Add 1/4 of the meringue to a piping bag and set 1/4 aside in a bowl for later. Pipe the first 1/4 onto a baking sheet with parchment paper.

    Next lets make the pumpkin spice meringue cookies. For these you only have to add the pumpkin spice mix in. Once complete, add 1/2 to a piping bag to the parchment paper and get ready to make the next flavor, chocolate pumpkin spiced meringue cookies.

    ingredients for pumpkin spice meringue
  4. The next flavor is even easier to make. Add the cocoa powder and then whip for another few minutes. Once it's blended in add it to a piping bag and then pipe onto a baking sheet with parchment paper on it. Now for the last one, peppermint meringue cookies.

    how to make chocolate pumpkin spice meringue cookies
  5. Peppermint meringue cookies are scary because the extract might melt the meringue down. Make sure you add it very slowly and keep the mixer on high while not letting it splash you. If it starts to thin, add a bit of sugar and possibly a bit more cream de tartar. This is one flavor that sometimes melts and means you need to start over which isn't fun.

    Once you have all four flavors piped, place them in an oven for 6 hours at 200 degrees. Once they finish, do not remove them. Let them sit in the oven after it's been turned off over night if you can. In the morning take them out and you're done. If you don't leave them in the oven, there is a good chance they'll crack. That doesn't change them much, they're just not as pretty.

    Let me know how this recipe works for you and thank you again for reading!

    how to make holiday meringues
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