Easy Red, White, and Blue Meringue Cookies
|Prep time||20 minutes|
|Cook time||45 minutes|
|Total time||1 hours, 5 minutes|
|Misc||Child Friendly, Gourmet, Pre-preparable|
- 2 egg whites (room temperature)
- 1 dash salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- red and blue food coloring
|Preheat oven to 225|
|In a mixing bowl, beat the egg whites, salt, and cream of tartar until stiff peaks form.|
|While continuing to mix, add sugar slowly and beat until, thick and shiny, and stiff peaks are formed. |
|Mix in vanilla and divide merengue into 3 bowls. |
Leave one plain, add red food coloring to one bowl, and add blue food coloring to the last bowl.
Add each color to a separate piping bag (or zip top baggie).
Using a star tip, pipe star shapes (or any shape desired) onto parchment or silicone lined baking sheets.
|Bake for 45 minutes, then turn off the oven and leave undisturbed for an hour. Remove from oven and let cool completely. |
Store in a loosely covered container.
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