Easy Lemon Meringue Cookies (Lemon Meringue Pie Tarts)

Lemon Meringue Cookies have all the flavor of a lemon meringue pie without the hassle of making an entire pie. These bite-sized cookies are the perfect finger food dessert to serve at parties, or any time you’re craving lemon meringue. Just make fresh meringue and assemble the mini lemon meringue pie tarts to create a tasty little dessert!

Lemon Meringue Cookies recipe

Lemon Meringue Cookies Recipe

Lemon Meringue Cookies are an easy, bite-sized version of lemon meringue pie. These mini pie tarts are perfect for parties or dessert any time!

These are a little different than the Lemon Meringue Cookies you might be expecting. They’re more like mini Lemon Meringue Pie tarts. Whatever you call them, they’re super easy to make and super delicious to eat!

I love the idea of making a Lemon Meringue Pie in bite-sized cookie form. Instead of making an entire meringue pie, just recreate it as a finger food! I used shortbread cookies and topped them with lemon curd and meringue. Same delicious lemon flavor, but much easier and faster to make. This tiny dessert is perfect to serve at parties, or to whip up any time you’re craving lemon meringue.

I love these tasty little lemon meringue pie cookies, I could eat a whole batch at once! They have an element of class with the fresh meringue while still being amazingly simple.

Fill that lemon meringue pie craving with these easy Lemon Meringue Cookies!

Shortbread cookies topped with lemon curd and meringue

Mini lemon meringue pie tarts

Easy Lemon Meringue Pie Tarts

Lemon Meringue Pie has never been easier than with this easy lemon meringue cookies recipe! You get all the same elements (lemon curd, fresh meringue) but in a mini pie tart form. Aren’t they so cute? They make a great finger food, so they’re perfect to serve at parties without having to hand out plates and forks (or clean up those extra dishes). No need to spend time making an entire pie when you can just make these lemon meringue cookies instead!

easy lemon meringue pie cookies

Shortbread triangle cookies with lemon curd and fresh meringue

How to Make Lemon Meringue Cookies

I’m always happy to share an easy dessert recipe, and this one is so much fun. Lemon Meringue Pie is one of my favorites, but sometimes I’m just not up to making an entire pie from scratch. These lemon meringue cookies are the perfect solution and don’t take long at all. It’s basically just making fresh meringue, and then assembling the cookies or mini pie tarts. No baking and nothing too complicated or messy.

How to Make Lemon Meringue Pie Cookies:

  1. Place sugar and water in saucepan over medium-low heat
  2. Stir until sugar dissolves and then simmer for 3 minutes and remove from heat
  3. Beat egg whites until soft peaks form
  4. Slowly add the sugar water into the egg whites
  5. Beat the meringue until you get firm but glossy peaks
  6. Place shortbread cookies on plate/platter
  7. Spoon on the lemon curd, and then top each one with the meringue
  8. If you have a kitchen blowtorch, use it to lightly brown the meringue

They look just like mini lemon meringue pies! So cute, so delicious, and so easy to make.

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These easy lemon meringue cookies are so tasty and fun to make. You can eat them with your hands which makes them awesome for serving at parties. This mini lemon meringue pie tarts recipe has all the flavor of that classic pie without the mess and hassle. I absolutely love these and I know you will too!

See the recipe card below for details on how to make Lemon Meringue Cookies. Enjoy!

 

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These lemon meringue cookies are a fun, bite-sized version of lemon meringue pie! These easy lemon meringue pie tarts are the perfect dessert to serve at parties!

Easy Lemon Meringue Pie Cookies

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookie recipe, easy cookies, lemon meringue
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 164 kcal
Author: Becky Hardin

Lemon Meringue Cookies have all the flavor of a lemon meringue pie without the hassle of making an entire pie. These bite-sized cookies are the perfect finger food dessert to serve at parties, or any time you're craving lemon meringue. Just make fresh meringue and assemble the mini lemon meringue pie tarts to create a tasty little dessert!

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Ingredients

  • Shortbread triangles I use Walker’s, 15 count, World Market
  • 1 cup homemade or store-bought lemon curd

For the meringue:

  • ¾ cup caster superfine sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 egg whites

Instructions

For the meringue:

  1. Over medium-low heat, place the sugar and water in a small saucepan, and stir until the sugar dissolves. Simmer 3 minutes and remove from the heat.
  2. Beat the egg whites until soft peaks form, and add the sugar water in a thin stream. Continue beating the meringue until the peaks are firm but still glossy.

To assemble the cookies:

  1. Place the cookies on a serving platter and spoon a dollop of lemon curd on top of each one. Pipe or spoon the desired amount of meringue on top of the curd. Use a small kitchen blowtorch to slightly brown the meringue.
  2. Garnish each cookie with a mint leaf.
  3. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Easy Lemon Meringue Pie Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 164 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 117mg 5%
Potassium 18mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 30g 10%
Sugars 25g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 0.2%
Calcium 0.4%
Iron 1.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Jen
Phew. Every now and then I come across a recipe on your site that sounds good, but very quickly I'm reminded that this is the site that has a zillion pop-ups, ads, "subscribe here" pop-ups, home depot, remax, dish, brother. Uh, no thanks. Taking you off of my feed.
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    Hey Jen- There shouldn't be any popup ads, please screenshot me and email [email protected] if so. I do have ads because it costs several thousand dollars a month in overhead to keep the site free. Unfortunately ads are a necessary evil. There's a "jump to recipe" link at the top of each post (right under the title) that allows you to skip all the text/pics/ads and jump straight to the recipe. From there you can hit "print" for an ad-free printable version. Hope that helps! Have a great weekend. -Becky
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