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Orange Curd Vanilla Meringue Cookies

Orange Curd Vanilla Meringue Cookies, homemade orange curd sandwiched between light, airy and crisp classic vanilla meringue rosettes.

Orange Curd Vanilla Meringue Cookies, homemade orange curd sandwiched between light, airy and crisp classic vanilla meringue rosettes. - ThisSillyGirlsLife.com

Spring is in the air! Oh yea, today I really have a super springy dessert to share! If you remember, last week I shared a recipe for Vanilla Bean Orange Curd. I told you I would be using it in recipes to come, so here ya have it!

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Orange Curd Vanilla Meringue Cookies, homemade orange curd sandwiched between light, airy and crisp classic vanilla meringue rosettes.

Orange Curd Vanilla Meringue Cookies, homemade orange curd sandwiched between light, airy and crisp classic vanilla meringue rosettes. - ThisSillyGirlsLife.com

Spring is in the air! Oh yea, today I really have a super springy dessert to share! If you remember, last week I shared a recipe for Vanilla Bean Orange Curd. I told you I would be using it in recipes to come, so here ya have it!

Orange Curd Vanilla Meringue Cookies, homemade orange curd sandwiched between light, airy and crisp classic vanilla meringue rosettes. - ThisSillyGirlsLife.com

I’ve really been loving classic meringue cookies lately. They are very easy and oh so elegant. Perfect for spring! I piped these vanilla meringues into rosettes to mimic the oncoming flower blooms!

I think they came out amazing and were much more simple than I thought! If I can do it, you can too! AND, you get to use up those egg whites that you had to separate to make the orange curd. SO, you have no excuse to not make this recipe!

Orange Curd Vanilla Meringue Cookies, homemade orange curd sandwiched between light, airy and crisp classic vanilla meringue rosettes. - ThisSillyGirlsLife.com

Recipe adapted from The Cafe Sucre Farine

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Orange Curd Vanilla Meringue Cookies

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Servings 12 cookies
Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsLife.com

Ingredients

  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 1/4 Cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste or extract
  • Vanilla Bean Orange Curd for filling

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and trace out 2 inch rounds (I used a sprinkles container!) 2 inches apart. Flip over the parchment paper and set aside (you don't want to pipe the meringues out on to the ink.)
  2. Place egg whites in a stand mixer and whip on medium speed until frothy about 3 minutes.
  3. Very slowly add in the powdered sugar. Once all the sugar is added, add in the vanilla. Scrap down the sides of the bowl and turn speed to high. Whip for 20 minutes. (Seriously, just set a timer and walk away.) After 20 minutes mixture will be bright white, glossy with stiff peaks.
  4. Pipe out rosettes by starting in the middle of the circle and pipe out to the edges of the trace in a circular motion.
  5. Bake for 2 hours, until crisp. Turn off the heat and leave cookies in the oven. Let them cool completely.
  6. Before serving, spoon a small amount of the curd on the flat side of one cookie and make a sandwich with a second meringue. Enjoy!

Orange Curd Vanilla Meringue Cookies, homemade orange curd sandwiched between light, airy and crisp classic vanilla meringue rosettes. - ThisSillyGirlsLife.com

Aren’t they so pretty?!

Orange Curd Vanilla Meringue Cookies, homemade orange curd sandwiched between light, airy and crisp classic vanilla meringue rosettes. - ThisSillyGirlsLife.com

I truly love how they came out. They are crispy, sweet, tangy and just melt in your mouth.

Orange Curd Vanilla Meringue Cookies, homemade orange curd sandwiched between light, airy and crisp classic vanilla meringue rosettes. - ThisSillyGirlsLife.com

They are amazingly easy and quite impressive! How pretty would they be at a big Easter spread?!

Orange Curd Vanilla Meringue Cookies, homemade orange curd sandwiched between light, airy and crisp classic vanilla meringue rosettes. - ThisSillyGirlsLife.com

I really hope you enjoyed this recipe! What is your go-to spring cookie?

Check out these Fruity Pebbles Cookies from Parrish:

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1 Wonderful Comment

  1. avatar
    Sarah R. says:
    March 20, 2015

    GORGEOUS! And I bet they taste divine. Appreciate you linking this up at Snickerdoodle Sunday, will we see your latest makes tomorrow evening? 🙂

    Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)

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