Thursday, December 10, 2009

♥Peppermint Patty Meringue Clouds♥

If you're watching your calories these delicious and light-as-air cookies were made for you. If you're not counting calories, these light-as-air cookies are perfect for you when you sit down at the end of a long day with a cup of  your favorite tea or coffee. Any way you look at these - they're perfect☺

2 egg whites
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 peppermint candy canes, crushed

Preheat oven to 225 degrees F (110 degrees C). Line 2 cookie sheets with foil.

In a large glass or metal mixing bowl, beat egg whites, salt, and cream of tartar to soft peaks. Gradually add sugar, continuing to beat until whites form stiff peaks. Drop by spoonfuls 1 inch apart on the prepared cookie sheets. Sprinkle crushed peppermint candy over the cookies.

Bake for 1 1/2 hours in preheated oven. Meringues should be completely dry on the inside. Do not allow them to brown. Turn off oven. Let meringues sit in the oven overnight. Loosen from foil with metal spatula. Store loosely covered in cool dry place for up to 2 months.
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