I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Peppermint Meringue

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.

(makes 24)

*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.

No comments: