Hazelnut Meringues

  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 2 hr 30 min
  • Servings 24
Hazelnut Meringues

Ingredients

1/4
cup hazelnuts (filberts)
1/4
cup powdered sugar
2
egg whites
1/4
teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4
cup superfine sugar
1/8
teaspoon almond extract

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Place hazelnuts in single layer on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350°F. for 10 minutes or until skins begin to loosen and hazelnuts turn golden brown.
  • 2
    Remove hazelnuts from oven; place on towel. Wrap towel around hazelnuts; let stand 10 minutes. Rub hazelnuts with towel to remove as much skin as possible.
  • 3
    In food processor bowl with metal blade, combine hazelnuts and powdered sugar. Process until fine powder forms. Set aside.
  • 4
    Reduce oven temperature to 200°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. In large bowl, beat egg whites with electric mixer at medium speed until foamy. Beat in cream of tartar. Increase speed to high; beat until soft peaks form. Slowly beat in superfine sugar. Continue beating until egg whites are glossy and stiff. Beat in almond extract. Quickly fold in nut powder.
  • 5
    Place meringue mixture in large decorating bag or resealable gallon plastic bag fitted with 1/2-inch open star tip. Pipe meringue into star shapes onto paper-lined cookie sheets.
  • 6
    Bake at 200°F for 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours or until crisp. Cool on cookie sheet for 15 minutes or until completely cooled. Gently remove from parchment paper.

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Tips

Expert Tips

  • The superfine and powdered sugars in these meringue cookies ensure that they will be light in texture. To make superfine sugar, place granulated sugar in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade. pulse sugar briefly until very fine.
  • A small amount of almond extract in nut-based recipes brightens and intensifies the nutty flavor, no matter which nut is used.
  • Store these meringue cookies in an airtight food storage plastic bag, then in a tightly sealed container for up to 2 weeks.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
25
Calories from Fat
10
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1g
2%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
0mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
4g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
3g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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