Celebrating with Christmas Cookies

So I teased these out on Instagram the other day.  This is in no way my recipe and exactly the best pop of color for your Holiday dessert plate!

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The thing with these cookies is you have to make meringue… The first time I did this I used a carton and a half of eggs, salt from my tears, and a stained pink shirt.  This time, I used the carton of egg whites, an apron, and a lot more confidence.  And voila!  Cute little meringues that make the Husband smile!

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Peppermint Meringues from Bon Appetit

(www.bonappetit.com/recipe/peppermint-meringues)

INGREDIENTS
  • 3 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 12 drops red food coloring

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PREPARATION
  • Preheat oven to 200°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using an electric mixer, beat egg whites and salt on medium-high speed until white and foamy, about 1 minute. With mixer running, gradually add suger in 3 additions beating for 2 minutes between each addition. Beat until firm peaks form, about 2 minutes longer. Add powdered sugar and peppermint extract; beat to blend, about 1 minute.
  • Dot coloring over surface of meringue; do not stir (the coloring will form swirls when piped). Spoon meringue into a pastry bag fitted with a 1/2″ tip. (See Prep School; alternatively, spoon into a plastic freezer bag, then cut 1/2″ off 1 corner.) Twist top; pipe 1″ rounds onto prepared sheet, spacing 1″ apart.
  • Bake meringues until dry, about 2 1/2 hours. Let cool completely, about 1 hour (meringues will crisp as they cool). DO AHEAD: Can be made 2 days ahead. Store airtight at room temperature between sheets of parchment or waxed paper.

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3 Comments

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3 responses to “Celebrating with Christmas Cookies

  1. Yay! I saw your pic the other day and was hoping you would share the recipe! These will be perfect for family gifts! 🙂

  2. Tiffany

    Hey, I have a quick question I wanted to ask you about your blog, do you think you could send me an email when you get this? Thanks! Tiffany

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