Peppermint meringue kisses

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( 29 ratings )

Preparation time:
25 minutes
Total time:
1 hour 30 minutes
Makes:
40 Cookies
Peppermint meringue kisses


 
Roberto Caruso

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Ingredients

  • egg whites, at room temperature
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
  • wooden skewers
  •  red gel food colouring
  •  green gel food colouring

Instructions

  • Position racks in top and bottom thirds of oven. Preheat to 200F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment.
  • Beat egg whites with cream of tartar in a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium-high, until soft peaks form when beaters are lifted, about 3 min. Gradually beat in sugar, 1 tbsp at a time, until stiff peaks form, 2 to 3 min. Beat in peppermint extract.
  • Fit a piping bag with a #7 round tip. Rest piping bag, tip down, in a tall drinking glass. Fold the top edges of the bag halfway down around the outside of the glass. Paint alternate red and green stripes inside tip and piping bag with a skewer or fine-tipped decorating brush.
  • Fill painted bag with meringue. Pipe 1-in. kisses about 2 in. apart on prepared sheets.
  • Bake in top and bottom thirds of oven, switching sheets halfway through, until meringues are firm and dry to the touch, but not browned, 60-70 min. Transfer sheets to a wire rack to cool completely. Meringues will keep well in an airtight container at room temperature, up to 1 week. Do not refrigerate or freeze.

Ingredient Tip:

Gel food colouring works best and will not seep into the meringue mixture.

Prep Tip:

Fine-tipped decorating brushes can be purchased at Bulk Barn or baking supply stores. Wash and dry after using. Keep them for other baking projects.

Nutrition (per Serving)

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