3-Ingredient Oreo Meringues

September 14, 2018

Test Kitchen-Approved

Author Notes:

With just three ingredients (egg whites, sugar, and Oreos), the easiest, chewiest pantry dessert is yours at the flick of a whisk. If you wanted, you could pipe out mini cookies from a pastry bag, raindrop-shaped meringues. Just make sure to bake them for a shorter amount of time, as they'll be smaller and more prone to brittleness. More often than not, however, I like to go the ice cream scoop route, not least because I'm lazy (and because their chewy texture is nonpareil).

Eric Kim

Food52 Review: Featured in: Chewiest 3-Ingredient Oreo Meringues for Cookies & Cream Lovers.The Editors

Makes: 12 to 15 cookies
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 45 min


  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1 pinch salt, optional
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 18 Oreos, finely crushed (I like to blitz them in the food processor)
In This Recipe


  1. In a large bowl or stand mixer, whisk the egg whites and salt until light and foamy. Gradually add the sugar, spoonful by spoonful, until you've got firm peaks—bright, white, and shiny. Gently fold in most of the Oreo crumbs, just barely (so you have ribbons of "cookie" amidst the "cream"), leaving some behind to top the meringues later.
  2. You could pipe out mini cookies from a pastry bag, but what I like to do is scoop (with an ice cream scoop) balls of the meringue mixture onto a sheet pan lined with parchment paper, then sprinkle the leftover Oreo crumbs on top unevenly, messily.
  3. Bake at 275°F for 45 minutes to 1 hour until dried out but not totally crisp. These meringues should be like chewy cookies 'n' cream clouds when you bite into them.

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Reviews (14) Questions (1)

14 Reviews

Whats4Dinner December 7, 2018
Dude, this is my first time making meringues. I think I got it to work right, took awhile to get stiff peaks. However, I swapped out regular Oreos and subbed TJ's Candy Cane Joe-Joe's!!!!! They're almost done and they look and smell divine!!!! Perfect holiday treat!
Cathy September 21, 2018
Love the cookie part of the Oreo but not so much the filling. Can I make this recipe w/o the cookie filling? (I know, I'm weird😄)
Author Comment
Eric K. September 21, 2018
Sure! I don’t see why not :)
Gerard September 20, 2018
Hi! How long could these last, at room temperature?
Author Comment
Eric K. September 20, 2018
Hi Gerard! Overnight, unless your kitchen is humid. What I usually do is cool them completely, then (before bed) pop them into a large gallon ziplock -> then into the fridge. Sounds weird, but I love these cold; they're even chewier that way.
Gerard September 20, 2018
Eliza September 20, 2018
Can I double the recipe? Want to make for a party and need more than 12....at least that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
Author Comment
Eric K. September 20, 2018
You certainly can! You'll just need 2 large sheet pans, in that case.
Eliza September 20, 2018
Ella Q. September 18, 2018
So excited to try these this weekend!
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Eric K. September 18, 2018
You can maks them in your sleep!
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Eric K. September 18, 2018
Ella Q. September 18, 2018
But won't I be busy *dreaming* about them???
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Eric K. September 18, 2018
Just don't let the oven catch on fire.