4th of July Meringue Cookies

4th of July, melt in your mouth, MERINGUE cookies!


Have I mentioned before how easy and delicious meringue cookies are to make (and eat). They just melt in your mouth. And you can make almost any color and flavor combination of meringue cookies.
These are perfect for any summer celebration. Plus you can make them days in advance, how easy is that?
Just be sure to keep them stored in an airtight container (I use Ziploc freezer bags).
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4th of July Meringue Cookies


  • 4 egg whites, room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp corn starch
  • 1 cup sugar (I like to use caster sugar, see note)
  • 1 Tbsp cherry Jello mix (powder)
  • 1 Tbsp berry blue Jello mix (powder
  • ½ tsp lemon extract


  1. In mixing bowl (that is completely clean and DRY), beat egg white until foamy (about 30 seconds). Add vinegar and corn starch and continue to beat for another minute until soft peaks form. In a slow stream, add sugar. Beat for about 4-5 minutes until stiff peaks form.
  2. Divide mixture into thirds. Beat in red Jello to one third, blue jello to second, and lemon extract to third. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Fill pastry bags with meringue (one color in each bag) and pipe using a star tip.
  3. Place baking sheets in 200 degree oven for 90 minutes. Turn oven off and leave meringues in oven for 6 hours, or overnight, to harden. I usually make these in the evening after dinner, and leave in overnight. Package in airtight container (or Ziploc).


**If you can't find caster sugar, process your granulated sugar in a food processor to get it extra fine.

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Posted on June 27, 2012

Comments & Reviews

  1. I love meringue and you’ve now just introduced me to an amazing recipe. Thank you for sharing!

    1. YES! They really are easy, and with so many flavor possibilities…you can do it and you will love them 🙂

  2. these are too cute and gorgeous, aimee!! i love it 🙂 definitely PERFECT for next wednesday!

  3. This is fantastic! I love making Meringues but haven’t tried them with jello. So going to have to give this a try. I hope you’ll add these to my Patriotic Project Parade going on now through July 4th!


  4. These are so pretty all clustered together! And made with jello? So fun and so many options!!!! One of these days…

  5. So pretty! I need to make meringues again. I really love them, and they are so pretty.

  6. So gorgeous!! And my favorite colors!! Hope you can link this up at my trendy tuesday party!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com

  7. Meringues always intimidate me *sad face* but omg, I really need to get over my fears and make them because these look delicious, Aimee! So festive, and I bet the cherry ones taste awesome 🙂

  8. Hi! Just saw this on Someday Crafts link up party and it looks so amazing!! Thanks for sharing! 🙂 I may have to try these.

    ~Stephanie @loveolympiajune

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