Merry Christmas Meringues

Meringues are one of the easiest cookies you can make, and they even look a little impressive.  These have only 2 ingredients.  Ready?

3 egg whites
3/4 c granulated sugar

Preheat oven to 200.  If you have a stand mixer – use it for this recipe.  It takes a long time to whip in 2nd part, and you’ll get tired of holding a hand mixer.  With a whisk, combine the egg whites in sugar.  Place them in a mixing bowl over a pot of simmering water and whisk constantly until all the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is warm to the touch.  It will take 4-5 minutes.

Then transfer the bowl and mix on high until stiff peaks are formed, about 6 minutes.  A stiff peak is acheieved when you lift the whisk out of the bowl and the mixture inside makes a point that doesn’t fall over even a little bit.

Transfer the mixture into a pastry bag fitted with a star tip.  If you only have a gallon sized zip lock and no star tip – fine!  Pipe the meringues onto large baking sheets (I used jelly roll pans because I made mini-meringues) covered with parchment paper or waxed paper.

To make them Christmas-y, crush candy canes fairly fine and sprinkle them on the meringues. Place in the oven for 1 hour, or until they’re crisp through.  Cool by turning off the oven, leaving the cookies in with the door shut for at least 1 hour.  I left them in overnight.

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9 thoughts on “Merry Christmas Meringues

  1. Pingback: Merry Christmas Meringues « Rarely Home Mom

  2. bek

    Love it…………. I am going to make those this week….

    I am glad you posted pictures. We had an appetizer party last night so I have a whole heap of recipes to put up…….

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  3. Donna

    I’m a little confused by a sentence in the recipe “then transfer the bowl and mix on high, etc.” Otherwise, I appreciate the photos and the recipe.

    Reply
  4. Sasha

    Hello these use to be my absolute favorite as a kid and now I would like to make them for our staff Christmas exchange; how ever I need to make about 14 dozen, how many does the 3 egg whites and 3/4 c granulated sugar make?

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