This just melts in your mouth. It's so light and airy. It's super easy to make, but does take a while to bake and cool.
*3 egg whites
*1/8 teaspoon salt
*1/8 teaspoon cream of tarter
*1/2 cup white sugar
*1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract
*1 peppermint candy cane, crushed fine
~Preheat oven to 225 degrees.
~Line 2 cookie sheets with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
~In a large bowl, beat egg whites, vanilla, salt, and cream of tarter, to form soft peaks.
~Slowly add sugar, beating until egg whites form stiff peaks.
~Drop spoonfuls 1 inch apart on cookie sheets.
~Sprinkle crushed peppermint candy cane over meringues.
~Bake for 1 1/2 hours (meringues should be completely dry on inside but not brown on the outside).
~Turn oven off.
~Open the oven a little, and let meringues sit in oven until cooled.
~Remove from pan.
~Store covered, in a cool dry place.