This cute Green Eggs and Ham-inspired recipe is a kid-friendly meringue recipe that is super simple to make, even if you’ve never made meringues before!
Cute Meringue Cookie Recipe
Ella and I just got back from an amazing vacation at Universal Studios Florida (which I reviewed here), and we’re experiencing some serious post-travel nostalgia for all of the fun and food we experienced at the parks.
One of Ella’s favorite parts of Universal Studios was Seuss Landing, where there were Seuss-themed rides, character meet and greets, and of course – Seuss-styled snacks!
They didn’t have these gluten-free meringue cookies on offer, but they did have Goose Juice and Moose Juice, Cat in the Hat sugar cookies, create-your-own cotton candy, and many other delicious confections.
These “Green Egg” cookies don’t taste eggy at all. They have a light, pleasant crunch and sweet vanilla flavor. Like all good meringues, they just melt in your mouth.
This recipe would be a great addition to a Seuss-themed party, or as a classroom treat during Read Across America Day – or, as a fun way to relive (or look forward to) your Universal Studios vacation.
Ingredients for Gluten-free Meringues
- 4 egg whites
- 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup powdered icing sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Green food coloring (I used leaf green)
Tip: you can leave out the cream of tartar if you’re patient enough to whip your egg whites until they hold a stiff peak.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Electric mixer
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Mixing bowl
- 2 disposable piping bags
- 2 cookie sheets
- Parchment paper
How to Make Green Egg Cookies
Preheat oven to 225 degrees
In a standing mixer, combine the egg whites and cream of tarter
Mix until soft peaks start to form
Continue to mix while alternating between the two sugars, add 1 TBSP at a time, ending with powder sugar
Continue to mix until stiff peaks form
Scoop 1/2 cup of the meringue into a bowl and add a few drops of green food coloring and mix until combined.
Scoop into one piping bag
Scoop the rest of the meringue into the second piping bag.
Cut the tip off the piping bag and pipe out an egg shape onto the cookie sheet.
Depending on how big you pipe the eggs, you can about 6-12 onto a cookie sheet
Cut the tip off the green piping bag and pipe a small dot onto the white meringue.
Bake in the oven for 1 hour minutes
Let cool for a few minutes before enjoying!
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Makes 25 cookies