Pumpkin Pie Spiced Meringue Cookies
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Fall is, without a doubt, my favorite season of the year! I love the smell of the leaves, the pretty fall colors, and the cooler temperatures. It’s also the perfect season for hiking. As I’m sure you are all aware, fall is also the season for pumpkin pie spice everything. Love it or hate it, it is everywhere. ;p I thought I would kick off the months-long fall baking season with pumpkin pie spiced meringue cookies. I developed this recipe from a base meringue cookie recipe. The brown sugar and the homemade pumpkin pie spice work well together and make this meringue cookie extra special. Your house is going to smell AMAZING when baking these. These cookies are naturally gluten-free, which is great for people who can’t eat gluten. These pumpkin pie spiced meringue cookies are also really low in calories, making them a great way to satisfy a sweet tooth if you are watching your caloric intake.
If your meringue cookies are chewy, then that means there is too much moisture in them and they need to bake longer. The trick to getting crisp and airy meringue cookies is to leave them in the oven for a few hours after baking.
They will last about a week in an airtight container stored either in the refrigerator or at room temperature. They can also be frozen for up to a month.
Meringue cookies are done when they are dry to the touch. They should also detach easily from whatever baking surface they are on.
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Pumpkin Pie Spiced Meringue Cookies
- 4 egg whites
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- With an electric mixer, whip egg whites on high until soft peaks form.
- Add brown sugar, cream of tartar, vanilla, and pumpkin pie spice a tablespoon at a time into the mixture. Whip eggs on high in between additions.
- After all dry ingredients are added, continue to whip on high until stiff peaks form.
- Spoon meringue mixture into a ziploc bag with the corner cut off and pipe cookie shapes onto an aluminum foil lined baking sheet. Alternatively, you can line the baking sheet with parchment or silicon paper. You must line your cookie sheet with one of the three, otherwise the cookies will not come off! For the cookies in the photo above, I used Wilton #30 piping tip and starting in the center, made two swirls in the counterclockwise direction.
- Bake at 200F for at least 2 hours. Check them every 30 minutes. Don’t let the meringues brown. The meringues are done when they are dry to the touch.
- After you are done baking, turn the oven off and let the meringue cookies continue to sit in the oven (~3-4 hours).
- Peel them off the aluminum foil and store in an airtight container. I have also had good luck with freezing them, after they have cooled down.
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10 thoughts on “Pumpkin Pie Spiced Meringue Cookies”
My little sister loves meringue! This is perfect for her school snacks. Thanks for sharing!
I love meringue! It’s so light, sweet and delicious. And the idea of adding in pumpkin is perfect!
You have me so excited from fall with these mouth-watering Pumpkin Pie Cookies. I am always thrilled to find new spins on old classics we love.
Looks delicious! Alas, I’m clueless with flour and meringue will be a chore but I gotta start small with muffins lol.
I love fall and all things pumpkin. These cookies sound so delicious. I am a fan of meringue. I will have to try making these this fall.
I love fall and all things pumpkin. These cookies sound so delicious. I am a fan of meringue. I definitely will give these cookies a try.
looks tasty. I haven’t tasted this cookies before but looks great. Thanks for the recipe am definitely going to try it out
Thanks for the recipe. I will try to make them using your method. I tried making some before. They tasted fine but they did not look nice. Haha. I think adding pumpkin spice would be nice!
Oh My I wanna try this! The cookies look gorgeous and I love the flavor of pumpkin spice. Too bad it’s not available here locally, huhuhu
No worries! 🙂 You can actually make your own pumpkin spice with spices that you have on hand, or are able to get: https://thepanickedfoodie.com/2017/11/13/pumpkin-pie-spice/