As I promised earlier this week in my post of snowflake crafts and activities, here is the recipe for some cute snowflake meringue cookies!
Meringue Cookie Recipe:
- 2 large egg whites
- 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
- 1 cup confectioner’s sugar
- 1/4 tsp. flavored extract (lemon, peppermint, orange, almond… I used vanilla)
- 2 Tablespoons colored sugar to decorate
- Heat oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. In large bowl beat egg whites and cream of tartar with electric mixer until frothy (about 3 min.). Set mixer on high and beat another 3 min. or until fluffy.
- Add in confectioner’s sugar, a little at a time, and continue beating until the egg whites are stiff and glossy (about 5 min.).
- Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Spoon meringue into large pastry bag with a 1/4 inch tip and “draw” snowflake cookie shapes. Error on the side of being thick so the finished cookies don’t break. (I used a sandwich bag and just cut the tip off.) Decorate with colored sugar if desired.
- Bake until cookies are dry, but not brown (about 1 hour).
- Use scissors to cut the parchment paper and separate the cookies. Carefully peel cookies from the parchment paper. Cookies should stay crisp for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container at room temperature. (Do not refrigerate them.)
The recipe should make approximately 20 cookies.
I cut the recipe in half, which also cut down on the time it took to mix the batter. (Good thing, little guy was super impatient when he learned I was making cookies! Of course, he still had to wait the hour while they cooked….)
There you have it, a special winter treat to brighten your day. Great if you want to do a snowflake or other snow day theme kind of day!