Friday, January 9, 2009

Christmas Meringues

Or in this case, POST Christmas Meringues.
YES...all these delectable, very HOLIDAY-ISH recipes are coming AFTER the holidays. I'm really organized and efficient that way.
But on the bright side~ here is a good way to use up all those extra candycanes that came off your tree and are cluttering every jar on every table in every room of your home.
These cookies are so delicious and SO light...and so guilt-free. Just my kind of cookie.
Not to mention, they have the added benefit of requiring FEW ingredients and ones that are almost always on hand. I love recipes that have all those things combined. They make me feel happy, whole, and comfortable.

2 egg whites
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 cup sugar
2 peppermint candy canes, crushed
In a mixing bowl, beat egg whites until foamy.
Sprinkle with salt and cream of tartar; beat until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, beating until stiff peaks form, about 7 minutes.
Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased foil or paper-lined baking sheets; sprinkle with the crushed candy.
Bake at 225 degrees F for 1-1/2 hours. Turn off heat; leave cookies in the oven with the door ajar for at least 1 hour or until cool.
Store in an airtight container.
I usually make two batches at a time. Then, eat them all up in a day. (I'm kidding about that last part. Sortof.)
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3 comments:

abigail said...

I'll vouch for these, too.

YUM!

After eating these, Annie informed me that you are a Good Cook.

I agree.

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Hi Rebecca, I just came upon your blog when doing research for Spiedie marinade. I saw you posted last year. I am doing a blog series on regional foods, i.e.: Pittsburgh Ham Barbecue, Binghamton Spiedies and Amish baked oatmeal. Did I miss any? I think everyone already knows about Philly cheesesteak and Buffalo wings.

Anyway, I see you have already posted. I don't want to step on anyones toes. What is the proper ettiquette in this situation. May I quote you or link you, or would you care to co-host and republish on my site. Feel free to email me at nittanykzm@yahoo.com in the next week or two.

Where do you live in PA now? My husband is from Binghamton and we now live in Mechanicsburg, PA.

Anna said...

My mom sent me candy canes last year while I was living in Africa. I found this recipe, and made these yummy meringues:-) It took a LOOONG time because I didn't have a beater so I had to do it by hand with a fork. But the end result was delicious:-) I would definitely make them again! Thanks for the recipe.