An easy recipe even JDub can’t screw up. I brought some to the beauty parlor (yes, I’m 80) yesterday, and these were my manicurist’s favorite.
Except, they are supposed to be shaped like snowflakes.
And I’m still not that good with a decorator bag.
So I settled for wreathes. Yes, white wreaths. Deal with it.
Snowflake Meringue Cookies
(from The Spirit of Christmas Cookbook, Volume 4)
4 egg whites
1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 t. almond extract
1/2 t. ground cinnamon
1/2 t. cream of tartar
1. Cover baking sheets with waxed paper.
2. In a large bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Add powdered sugar, almond extract, cinnamon, and cream of tartar; beat until very stiff.
3. Spoon meringue into a pastry bag fitted with a small star tip. Make snowflake design. Add decorating sugars.
4. Let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.
Well, sure, you can let them sit at room temperature…for 24 hours. I did one batch like that. The rest, I got impatient and used my oven on the lowest setting for 5 minutes, then turned off the oven and let the cookies rest.
Oh, and these are very fragile. The tin fell off the counter, and now I have meringue wreath bits to give people.
This batch: 152 cookies
Total so far: 567