Easy and quick Vanilla Meringue Cookies are light, sweet, and have a melt-in-your-mouth texture, making them a delightful treat that everyone enjoys.
– Using a stand mixer (or a hand mixer) with a whisk attachment, beat the egg whites, vanilla extract, cream of tartar, and salt until foamy. Continue beating at high speed, gradually add the sugar 1 tablespoon at a time. Keep beating it until glossy, stiff peaks form, which should take about 3 to 5 minutes.
– Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour, or until they're crisp on the outside. Turn off the oven, and set the meringue cookies inside with the door closed for 1 hour. Remove from the oven and let them cool completely on the baking sheet. Store them in an airtight container and keep at room temperature to avoid them become sticky.
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