Meringue Swans

Meringue Swans

Crisp and luscious, these fluffy white swans will grace any cookie tray.

30 min. prep time
18 cookies
353 Ratings


1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup sweetened flaked or shredded coconut
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
Edible white glitter, if desired
Mini real semi-sweet chocolate chips, if desired


Heat oven to 300°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.

Combine 1 tablespoon sugar and coconut in food processor bowl fitted with metal blade. Cover; process 45-60 seconds or until coconut is finely chopped.

Beat egg whites, vanilla and cream of tartar in bowl at low speed until foamy. Increase speed to high; beat, gradually adding remaining sugar until glossy and stiff peaks form. Gently stir in coconut mixture.

Spoon meringue mixture into pastry bag fitted with 1/2-inch round tip. Pipe meringue mixture into reverse S-shape for head and neck of swan. Pipe 3 to 4 curved horizontal lines across base of reverse S-shape for body, pulling up at end of piping each line to form tail tips and wing tips. Sprinkle with edible glitter, if desired. Position 1 chocolate chip on each swan for eye, if desired.

Bake 10-12 minutes or until very lightly browned around edges. Turn off oven. Let cookies stand in oven 30 minutes with door closed. Remove from oven; remove from parchment paper.

Recipe Tip

- For successful piping, hold pastry bag at 45 degree angle to cookie sheet. Gently squeeze bag from bottom while moving bag in desired direction.

- If using a blender to chop coconut and sugar, use 2 tablespoons sugar and blend 1 minute, scrapping sides occasionally.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 40

Fat: 0.5g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 20mg

Carbohydrates: 8g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: <1g

Recipe #11874©2001Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I can't wait to make these for our Christmas party! The recipe looks so easy, I think I'll make some right now just for a practice run :)
Watch the oven temperature
I loved them. Unique and beautiful for my xmas display!

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