Meringue Swans

Meringue Swans

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

30 min. prep time
1 1/2 dozen 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 until coconut is finely chopped (45 to 60 seconds).

Beat egg whites, vanilla and cream of tartar in small 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 for 10 to 12 minutes or until very lightly browned around edges. Turn off oven. Let cookies stand in oven with door closed for 30 minutes. Remove from oven; remove from parchment paper.

Recipe Tip

- For successful piping, hold a pastry bag at a 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 for 1 minute, scrapping sides occasionally.

- Substitute gluten-free baking chips and gluten-free vanilla if making the recipe gluten-free.

- Learn about gluten-free baking.

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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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