I love meringue cookies! This recipe is easy and turns out just right for me every time.
3 egg whites
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1 cup sugar
Have egg whites at room temperature. Add vanilla, cream of tartar, and dash salt. Beat to soft peaks. Gradually add sugar, beating till very stiff peaks form. (Meringue will be glossy.)
Cover baking sheet with wax paper. Drop spoonfulls of meringue onto paper. Bake meringues at 275 for one hour. Turn off heat and let dry in the oven with the door closed for about 1 hour.
Makes about 3 dozen.