Friday, December 16, 2011

Peppermint Meringues

Don't these just look like Christmas? I love these peppermint meringues. They are light and airy and oh so festive.

Honestly, I love any sort of peppermint treat, especially during the holidays. When I was little, my favorite part of going to see Santa was the mini candy cane they give you after you get your picture taken.

I especially love this recipe because it is so easy, it makes a ton of meringues (great for gifting!), and it only has five ingredients.You should definitely consider adding these to your Christmas treat list. They make a very pretty addition to any cookie tin.

Peppermint Meringues
makes about 5 dozen

4 egg whites 
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
1 cup sugar 
3-4 crushed candy canes 

 Preheat oven to 225. Line two baking sheets with foil.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whisk egg whites on medium-low until foamy. Add salt and cream of tartar and whisk until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar and whisk on high speed until stiff, glossy peaks form.

Drop by teaspoonfuls onto foil lined baking sheets (you can also pipe the meringues with a start tip like I did). Sprinkle with crushed candy canes. Bake for 1½ hours. Peel away from foil and store in an airtight container.

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