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: 164kcal
Author: Becky Hardin - The Cookie Rookie
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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  • 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


For the meringue:

  • 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.
  • 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:

  • 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.
  • Garnish each cookie with a mint leaf.
  • Enjoy!



Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 117mg | Potassium: 18mg | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 0.2% | Calcium: 0.4% | Iron: 1.5%