Red, White & Blue Patriotic Meringue Heart Cookies

After two weeks of back-to-back political conventions, I’m convinced of the origins of global warming but no matter which candidate actually warms the cockles of your heart we can all come together and agree that meringues are delicious, can’t we?

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I made these tri-colored meringue hearts for our 4th of July celebrations but thought they would also be the perfect apolitical treat while still showing our patriotic pride.

If you’ve been following my blog for the past seven years (!) you know I love these light and airy puffs of perfection so in this post I’ll be adding links taking you to past DIY tutorials of how I made the meringue hearts, an idea of what you can do with them and how to make them three colors.

Of course, you can pipe the meringue “batter” into any shape. I used the same open star decorating tip to make the star, the kisses and the hearts in the photo above.

patriotic meringue hearts treats

Here’s the recipe and DIY tutorial to make the Meringue Hearts ….

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Here’s the DIY tutorial of how to use the Wilton  ColorSwirl 3-Color Coupler with the piping bags. So cool!
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But I will tell you this – now when I use the Wilton ColorSwirl 3-Color Coupler I assemble it first and then fill the bags. I find this so much easier. It’s made a huge difference in ease of use. The photo below is from the post entitled The Fourth of July Red, White and Blue Cupcakes

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Here’s an idea and DIY tutorial to make Meringue Heart Cookie Pops. These would be so cute all deck out in red, white and blue. The variations are endless.

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So for your next political gathering shatter the same old cookie ceiling and trump your guests desserts with some patriotic meringues and don’t forget to vote this fall! :)

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