Thursday, December 6, 2012

Cookie Exchange: Peppermint Meringues

Hey everyone!

Today's Christmas Cookie Exchange proved to be even funner than the previous years, if that is even possible. The topic was still my sisters balls {Christmas Cookie Balls, mind out of the gutter people!}, her belches and her, why do I claim her again? LOL...

Anyways, this year, it seemed that the nummiest treats stayed on the menu, but there was also more festive goodies to be introduced! This year, to keep things festive I made Russian Tea Cakes with a twist and Peppermint Meringues. Since all the tea cakes gotten eaten up {well, the ones that I brought home anyways! LOL}, I don't have a picture to share of them, but I do have the Peppermint Meringues to share with you!!!

Peppermint Meringues
{Yields 60-90 depending on size}

6 egg whites
1.5 c. White Granulated Sugar
1.5 tsp. Peppermint Extract {Will smell strong, but deludes as it bakes}
Preheat oven to 150 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

In a double Broiler, combine sugar and egg whites, and whisk slowly until sugar dissolves {about 4-5 min.}. Transfer to a stand mixer and using whisk attachment, whip egg whites until stiff peaks form. Slowly stir in extract. Once extract is stirred in, beat on a high speed until stiff peaks form again.

Prepare your piping bag with a star tip, using a paint brush and food coloring, paint the inside of the bag even down to the tip. I used 2 different colors. Gently add your egg white mixture to the bag and pipe small stars on your lined baking sheets.

Bake at 150 degrees for 1 hour and 45 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to come to room temperature {about 30 minutes}...Enjoy!

Hope you all have a wonderful Holiday and that God is truly blessing each of your lives. God's grace and love are amazing and I'm so thankful for all he has blessed me with this year!!!


1 comment:

~amy~ said...

awesome timing on this since I just literally discovered meringues this month...thanks for sharing!