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Vanilla Meringue Cookies Recipe

Vanilla Meringue Cookies Recipe

Holiday dinners often feature rich, heavy desserts. So we suggest you also offer these, light, airy morsels.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + standing YIELD:60 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons clear or regular vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • Dash salt
  • 2/3 cup sugar

Directions

  • 1. Place egg whites in a small bowl; let stand at room temperature 30 minutes.
  • 2. Preheat oven to 250°. Add vanilla, cream of tartar and salt to egg whites; beat on medium speed until foamy. Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high after each addition until sugar is dissolved. Continue beating until stiff glossy peaks form, about 7 minutes.
  • 3. Cut a small hole in the tip of a pastry bag or in a corner of a food-safe plastic bag; insert a #32 star tip. Transfer meringue to bag. Pipe 1-1/4-in. diameter cookies 2 in. apart onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets.
  • 4. Bake 40-45 minutes or until firm to the touch. Turn off oven (do not open oven door); leave meringues in oven 1 hour. Remove from oven; cool completely on baking sheets. Remove meringues from paper; store in an airtight container at room temperature. Yield: about 5 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 10 calories, trace fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 5 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, trace protein. Diabetic Exchange: Free food.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.