Friday, November 25

Peppermint Meringue Bites

Peppermint Meringue Bites

Bites size puffs of flavor, these little guys are a holiday cookie classic.

Although, this recipe calls for red food coloring. I actually make three batches one red, one green, and one un-colored. I like the color assortment for holiday trays.

This makes 6 dozen mini bites or 3 dozen big bites
Full time: 1 hour 40 minutes (includes cooling/firm time)
You will need:

2 large egg whites, room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp peppermint
1/4 tsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp cream of Tatar
1/8 tsp salt
Red food coloring

Let us begin:

Preheat oven to 250

In a mixing bowl, whip egg whites into a foamy texture

Add in all ingredients, except sugar. Whip until fully incorporated

Now, while machine is going and sugar in 1/4 cup of sugar at a time.

Allow each to fully incorporate before adding next

Whip until peaks form

Transfer contents to a zip back (or pastry bag) and snip off tip

Line cookie trays with parchment paper

Place small little dollops of batter on the sheets, about the size of a walnut

Bake for 15-20 minutes until firm

Allow to fully cool on sheets before removing. About an hour

Carefully remove from sheets into airtight storage container