Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Red White and Green Holiday Meringues

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It's December!  My number one favorite month of the year! The holiday season, my birthday month, a time for parties and presents, and of course a time for lots of sweet treats!  I'll be featuring many holiday dessert recipes this month here on Bella, and to kick it off, today I give you these red, white and green, beautiful holiday meringues.

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I absolutely adore meringue cookies.  They make a stunning presentation with their glossy sheen, and they literally melt in your mouth.  You can play around with adding different flavors like peppermint extract or lemon extract, and if you're not into the red and green, just omit the food coloring and keep them white.  These are too good to miss out on, give 'em a try!!  You can find this recipe, and many more cookies recipes in Sweet Gifts, my holiday baking and crafting guide, on sale NOW!!!

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Red, White & Green Holiday Meringues


Ingredients:
3 large egg whites, room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
red food coloring
green food coloring
disposable piping bag or plastic bag with corner cut
1M star tip for piping


Instructions:
Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.  Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
In the metal bowl of a stand mixer add the egg whites, sugar and vanilla.  Place over a medium saucepan of simmering water.  Stir until the sugar melts and the mixture is almost clear.  
Place the bowl into the stand mixer and using the whisk attachment, whip for 8 minutes on medium-high.  The meringue should be glossy and stiff.  
Using either a small paint brush or a lollipop stick, brush a line of red food coloring onto the inside of the bag. Repeat with the green on the opposite side of the bag.  Fill with the meringue and pipe into roses or star dollops onto your baking sheets.  Place in the oven and bake for 1 hour 45 minutes.  Remove and cool completely on a wire rack. 

2 comments:

  1. Oh that's too funny, this is the same recipe I just made from your magazine! These are just perfect -colorful and festive and so tasty! I made the peppermint version and will be sharing soon :)

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  2. oh I'm so excited Tracey!!!! I'm so glad that you enjoyed them!!

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