Peppermint Meringues

meringues

Servings: Makes about 60

3 large egg whites, room temperature

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup sugar

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract

10 drops red food coloring

 

  • Preheat oven to 200° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a mixer, beat egg whites and salt on medium-high speed until white and foamy, about 1 minute. With mixer running, gradually add sugar. Beat until firm peaks form. Add powdered sugar and peppermint extract; beat to blend, about 1 minute.

  • Dot coloring over surface of meringue; do not stir- the coloring will form swirls when piped. If you desire pink meringues, then stir in the food coloring. Spoon meringue into a pastry bag. Pipe 1" rounds onto prepared sheet, spacing about 1" apart.

  • Bake meringues until dry, about 2 1/2 hours. Let cool completely, about 1 hour (meringues will crisp as they cool). Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

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Peppermint Meringues