pastel meringues

Whether you celebrate Passover, Easter or no holidays at all, these pastel meringues will work. They’re flourless, pastel colored, and super sweet. Josh and I spent the weekend at his family’s home and his sister and I spent Sunday in the kitchen. I love that Josh has two very smart & sweet sisters to perfectly balance out my boy-filled household (my mom & I were always outnumbered by my dad & brothers). I’ve always wanted sisters, so much so that I chased after my poor brothers with my tutus and lipsticks trying to get them to dress up (it didn’t work). Now I get to paint nails, watch Revenge, and make pastel colored meringues for the holidays, and Josh can talk sports and guy stuff” with my brothers all he wants…It’s the best of both worlds.

PASTEL MERINGUE COOKIES…Adapted from Red Shallot Kitchen

3 egg whites, room temperature; 1/8 tspn salt; 1/4 tspn cream of tartar; 1/2 c. fine granulated sugar; 1/2 cup confectioner sugar; 5 drops vanilla extract; 5 food coloring

1. Preheat the oven to 225 F. Line baking sheets with wax paper and set aside.
2. Whisk the egg whites on medium speed until foamy. Add food coloring, food flavoring and cream of tartar and continue to beat until the egg whites form soft peak. Slowly add sugar and continue to beat on medium-high speed (8 for kitchen-aid stand) until the egg whites form stiff peaks.
3. Transfer meringues to a piping bag fitted with a tip. Pipe meringue onto parchment paper and bak for about 80 minutes.  Turn off the oven, then leave the baking sheets inside the oven for several hours to overnight to dry the cookies.



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