February 25, 2013

Mint Meringue Cookies

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Mint Meringue Cookies

Mint meringue cookies are soft and delicate.
They are light as air with a touch of mint flavor.

Mint Meringue Cookies

  • 2 egg whites, room temperature
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon white vinegar or cream of tartar
  • 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 6 to 8 drops green food coloring
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • decorating pink crystals optional
Cooking Directions
  1. In a medium bowl, beat the egg whites, salt, vinegar, extract and food coloring on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved, about 6 minutes.
  2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto parchment lined baking sheets. Sprinkle with pink crystals if using.
  3. Bake at 250ยบ for 40 to 45 minutes or until firm to the touch. Turn oven off. Leave meringues in oven for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Remove cookies to a wire rack, cool.
  4. Store in a airtight container.

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