Christmas MeringuesSubmitted by: SPARKCHRISTY
Introductionlight an fluffy cookies - sometimes called forget me nots light an fluffy cookies - sometimes called forget me nots
3 large egg whites (room temp works best)
1/8 tsp kosher salt
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/8 tsp peppermint extract
green or red food color (desired color and quantity, usually use 4-5 "drips" of the gel coloring)
beat egg whites and salt until white and foamy (roughly 1-2 minutes)
gradually add granulated sugar (put in about 1/2 at a time and beat 2-3 minutes with each half)
beat in powdered sugar and peppermint extract - just until combined
TURN OFF MIXER
drizzle in food coloring but DO NOT combine.
Spoon into pastry bag and "drop" onto parchment paper lined cookie sheet
put in oven at 200 degrees for 2 1/2 hours. Take out of oven and let cool for one hour.
2nd cooking option - called forget me nots - preheat oven to 275 degrees. Put cookies into oven and bake for 15 minutes...turn oven off, but leave cookies in oven overnight. They are ready to go the next morning.
Serving Size: makes 60 small servings
Number of Servings: 60
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SPARKCHRISTY.