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Meringue Drops

 Meringue Drops
Suggested Romance: If you don't have time to pipe the meringue could be spooned into 2-in. circles. Extract flavorings could be added to the meringues to change the flavor.
24 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • Food coloring, optional
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • White pearl or coarse sugar, optional

Directions

  • Place egg whites in a large bowl; let stand at room temperature for
  • 30 minutes. Add vanilla, cream of tartar and food coloring if
  • desired; beat on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat
  • in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, on high until stiff peaks form.
  • Cut a small hole in the corner of a pastry or plastic bag; insert #3
  • star pastry tip. Fill bag with meringue. Pipe 2-in. circles or
  • shapes 2 in. apart onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets.
  • Sprinkle with pearl sugar if desired.
  • Bake at 300° for 20-25 minutes or until set and dry. Turn oven
  • off; leave meringues in oven for 1 hour. Store in an airtight
  • container. Yield: about 2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 27 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 7 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, trace protein.