Rose Meringue Cookies for Valentine’s Day

 Send a bouquet of pretty meringue roses that are melt in your mouth, light, crisp and naturally gluten free! Ideal treats for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, tea time, or anytime you want your celebration extra sweet!

I have a special delivery of Meringue Roses for you for Valentine’s Day!

These rose meringues are light, crisp, airy and melt in your mouth~ ideal for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, tea time, or anytime you want your celebration extra sweet!

 I used strawberry flavored Jell-O, to add flavor and color to these meringue roses, but you could use the flavor of your choice.


I added straws with sweet pink hearts for Valentine’s Day to a few of the piped meringues to set as they were baking. . .fun for a rose meringue bouquet at the table or to give as a cookie pop!


Rose Meringue Cookies, makes 18 – 24 cookies


3 egg whites, at room temperature

1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons strawberry-flavored Jell-O


Preheat oven to 200°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

Place room temperature egg whites in a large stainless steel or glass bowl (not plastic).  Add cream of tartar and salt to egg whites. Beat egg whites on medium speed with mixer fitted with whisk attachment until egg whites are frothy.

Very slowly add strawberry Jell-O and sugar to the bowl while mixer is running, stopping to scrape sides of bowl if necessary. Increase mixer speed to high and continue to beat until the egg whites are stiff and peaks form, about 5 minutes.  Add vanilla extract and mix until just combined.

Add the meringue into a pastry bag fitted with a medium open star tip (I used a 1 M) and pipe the cookies onto the lined baking sheets.

To make roses, touch your tip to the parchment paper of what will be the center of your flower and continue piping in a spiral, making two rotations and then gently lift tip up and pull away.


Bake for 2 hours. Turn off the oven and allow them to stand 4 – 6 hours or overnight with oven door closed to ensure they are crisp. (I left mine in the oven overnight.) Store cookies in an airtight container until ready to serve.

Meringue Tips:

Grease and water can prevent your meringue from reaching stiff peaks and cause them to deflate. Avoid using plastic bowls for whipping egg whites where residual traces of grease or fat can linger and make sure your bowl and utensils are clean and dry. For best results, avoid making meringues in humid weather.


You can find a printable recipe, here.

Reproduction Valentine post cards / Cavallini & Co. Glitter Greetings

Lace runner / HomeGoods, several years ago, used here

Red matelassé  coverlet / Kohl’s, several years ago, used here

Heart straws / HomeGoods

Tea cups / HomeGoods, several years ago

♥ Happy Valentine’s Day ♥

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  31 comments for “Rose Meringue Cookies for Valentine’s Day

  1. Michelle
    February 8, 2016 at 8:18 am

    Love meringue cookies! Good for the waist line! Have a great week!

  2. February 8, 2016 at 8:27 am

    Oh, my! These are absolutely gorgeous, Mary! You never cease to amaze me with your creativity and expertise!

  3. Karen
    February 8, 2016 at 9:09 am

    Pretty! Can’t wait to try💗

  4. February 8, 2016 at 9:52 am

    If those aren’t the prettiest, and yummiest lollipops I’ve ever seen, Mary! I would so enjoy making them and eating them. I soooo love your vintage reproduction cards and the gorgeous silver teapot…swoon!!

  5. February 8, 2016 at 9:58 am

    So adorable Mary, your piping is rose perfect! I’ve never made meringue before, didn’t know it was so simple~ love the tea cup and silver server bouquet presentation~ { so sorry about the game 😢 }

  6. February 8, 2016 at 10:15 am

    They are exquisite little works of art, Mary & I bet they taste good too, with the addition of strawberry JellO.
    Another brilliant idea…how DO you come up with so many?

  7. Susie
    February 8, 2016 at 10:16 am

    Mary, these are wonderful!!! I have to try them.
    At what point in the baking did you insert the straws?

    • February 8, 2016 at 10:41 am

      Thanks Susie! You pipe the meringue roses on top of the straws!

      • Susie
        February 8, 2016 at 1:01 pm

        Whipping my egg whites as we speak! Thanks!!

  8. Ellen Stillabower
    February 8, 2016 at 10:36 am

    I don’t know which I like best..the Rose meringues or the vintage Valentines!! I guess I’ll pick both…❤️😍❤️🌹❤️🌹❤️

  9. Chloe Garden
    February 8, 2016 at 11:27 am

    The meringue roses are so lovely! I used your coconut wreath macaroon recipe to fill heart-shaped cookie cutters to make coconut heart macaroons. I drizzled them with bittersweet chocolate and added tiny heart-shaped sprinkles. That’s the easiest recipe ever and now I feel confident about adapting it for other holidays with different shaped cookie cutters. Thanks so much for that recipe. I’ll have to try the meringues when I’m feeling adventurous as I don’t have experience piping anything.

  10. Donna Brown
    February 8, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    You have the best ideas and recipes, I use your site all the time it makes me happy. Happy Valentine Day.

  11. February 8, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    Beautiful! What a great idea!

  12. February 8, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    Mary, I need a clone of you to live in my kitchen and whip up these wonderful ideas you are forever sharing. These would be fun for my Thursday meeting, but I know I won’t get them made. Saving this idea for later though. Love Meringues!

  13. Melodie Strickland
    February 8, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    Love the vintage Valentines and your tablescape!!

  14. Paula
    February 8, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    So adorable! We are thinking about having a little tea party for some sweet little girls and their mommies, and these will be a must for the party !!

    p.s bummer about the game, I was 50% sure you would win !

    • February 8, 2016 at 9:10 pm

      You always make me smile Paula :)

  15. February 8, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    Oh, Mary! I would make the biggest mess trying to do this. Yours are elegant and delightful!

  16. Kim C
    February 8, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    I made these today for our family Valentine’s Day party. They turned out exactly like your lovely photos! I used raspberry jello and they’re delicious. The hardest part is getting the mixture into the bag! Everything else was so easy, and they’re lovely! Thanks for posting this inspiring recipe and the beautiful photos!

    • February 9, 2016 at 6:11 am

      Hi Kim, Thanks for letting me know! Getting those airy whites in the bag is definitely the hardest part :) Hope your family enjoys them, Happy Valentine’s Day. ♥

  17. Rattlebridge farm
    February 9, 2016 at 1:04 am

    So beautiful and whimsical, Mary! These lollipops are perfect for Valentine’s Day (or any occasion). Love your vintage cards, too. Hope you miss the snow that passed over my hill today!

  18. February 9, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    HI Mary, These are so pretty and you have described them so well that I think I can make some too! I will let you know how I do! Linda

  19. February 9, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    You always make things that are way too beautiful to eat!….Love all things meringue….and better luck next year. I think it was quite an accomplishment just getting to the Super Bowl!

  20. Cynthia Raines
    February 9, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    Mary these are beautiful. I think I’ll try these with the help of my sister as she owns all of the cake decorating tips. She said the easiest way to fill a pastry bag is to place the bag inside a tall glass and fold the edges over the rim of the glass and that should make it easier to fill the bag. However, don’t full the bag too full. So I’ll let you know how we do. Thanks again for a lovely desert!

    • February 10, 2016 at 8:57 am

      Hi Cynthia, I hope you enjoy the meringue roses! I use the method that your sister uses to fill the pastry bag. It’s easy with frosting but challenging with light and airy egg whites that they don’t have any weight to them to get them down in the bag. :)

  21. franki
    February 10, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    I adore meringues!! Adding the jello is just genius!! franki

  22. February 19, 2016 at 8:46 am

    Love all u do. Your site is wonderful.Thank u for your time & sharing all u do.

  23. February 3, 2020 at 12:39 pm

    Those roses turned out gorgeous.

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