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Holiday Meringues

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Holiday Meringues
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 2 hr 20 min
  • Servings 36
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Do you love peppermint? Tis the season for these merry meringues with fresh flavor.
Updated Sep 20, 2016

Ingredients

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • red or pink gel food color

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 200°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper or foil. In large bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar with electric mixer on high speed until foamy. Beat in 3/4 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time; continue beating until stiff and glossy. Do not underbeat. Beat in peppermint extract.
  • 2
    Fit large decorating bag with 1/2-inch star tip. With small brush, paint 3 to 4 evenly spaced stripes of food color on inside of bag from tip to upper edge. Carefully spoon all meringue into bag. Pipe 1 1/2-inch diameter stars about 1 1/2 inches apart onto paper-lined cookie sheets.
  • 3
    Bake 55 to 60 minutes or until crisp and dry, but not brown. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Egg whites provide the protein from eggs but don't contain the cholesterol found in egg yolks. That's good news for your heart.
  • tip 2
    Eggs separate more easily when they're cold, but whites beat to a higher volume at room temperature. So, separate cold eggs and allow the whites to stand at room temperature 15 minutes before beating them.
  • tip 3
    To prevent mixing yolk into the whites, crack eggs, one at a time, and place each white into a custard cup to ensure it is free of yolk before transferring it to the mixing bowl.
  • tip 4
    Meringue cookies do not freeze well; give extras away as gifts and store your share in a loosely covered container at room temperature.

Nutrition

20 Calories, 0g Total Fat, 0g Protein, 4g Total Carbohydrate, 4g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
20
Calories from Fat
0
Total Fat
0g
0%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
0mg
0%
Potassium
10mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
4g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
4g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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