Tuesday, December 20, 2011
I've never made Peppermint Meringues before but the picture on the recipe really piqued my interest.
A couple of things about Meringues. 1) They take forever to bake, like an hour and a half. And 2) if you are ever alone at home for that long, go ahead and make them so you don't have to share. Yea, they are that good.
So here's what you need to do and the things you need to make it happen:
*Recipe adapted from Allrecipes.com
2 egg whites
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 peppermint candy canes, crushed
1. Preheat oven to 225 degrees. Line 2 cookie sheets with foil.
2. In a large glass or metal mixing bowl, beat egg whites, salt and cream of tartar to soft peaks. Gradually add sugar, continuing to beat until whites form stiff peaks. Drop by spoonfuls 1 inch apart on the prepared cookie sheets. Sprinkle crushed peppermint candy over the cookies.
3. Bake for 1 1/2 hours in preheated oven. Meringues should be completely dry on the inside. Do not allow them to brown. Turn off oven. Keep oven door ajar and let meringues sit in the oven until completely cool. Loosen from foil with metal spatula. Store loosely covered in a cool dry place for up to 2 months.
Store for 2 months? Yea, they probably won't last that long. If your going to store cookies for 2 months, what is the point of making them in the first place?
I'm linking up to these parties......