Meringue-Topped Butter Cookies: A Sweet and Light Delicacy

Indulge in the delicate and delightful taste of these Meringue-Topped Butter Cookies, a perfect combination of a rich buttery base and a light, airy meringue topping. This recipe guides you through creating a smooth and flavorful cookie dough, complemented by a sweet meringue that adds both texture and visual appeal. The cookies are rolled and then topped with the meringue, resulting in a beautiful spiral pattern when baked. These cookies offer a satisfying contrast between the tender crumb of the cookie and the crispness of the meringue, making them an ideal treat for any occasion. Whether served as part of a dessert table, enjoyed with a cup of tea, or given as a thoughtful homemade gift, these meringue-topped butter cookies are sure to delight everyone who tries them.


For the Cookie Dough:

  • 2 egg yolks, room temperature
  • 1 TBSP sugar (15g)
  • 2 sticks butter, softened (225g)
  • 2 TBSP lukewarm full-fat milk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (240g)
  • 1 TBSP baking powder

For the Meringue:

  • 2 egg whites, room temperature
  • ½ cup sugar


  1. Preparation: Preheat oven to 300°F (150°C). Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Cookie Dough: In a mixer, blend butter, egg yolks, sugar, and milk. Sift in flour and baking powder, mixing just until combined. Divide dough into two parts and let rest.
  3. Meringue: In a clean mixer bowl, whisk egg whites until frothy. Gradually add sugar, whisking until stiff peaks form (5-7 minutes).
  4. Assembling Cookies: Roll each dough part into a 12″ x 8″ rectangle. Spread half the meringue on each, leaving a ¼ inch border. Cut into 12 equal strips and roll each strip from one end.
  5. Baking: Place rolled cookies on prepared sheets. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden.
  6. Serving: Cool cookies before serving.

Recipe Notes:

  • Use salted or unsalted butter as preferred.
  • Store cookies at room temperature for up to 5 days.
  • The dough and meringue should be handled gently for the best texture.

Enjoy these Meringue-Topped Butter Cookies as a delightful treat that combines the richness of butter cookies with the light sweetness of meringue. Perfect for sharing with friends and family, these cookies are sure to become a new favorite. Visit our site for more creative and delicious cookie recipes!

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