Les meringues cookies are a fun and easy recipe with egg whites for the New Year!
Did you always wanted to make meringues cookies or even better macarons like the delicious Ladurée ones in Paris but did not know how to make this crispy fluffy 5 ingredient sweet French delicate cookie?
Now you can!
Meringue cookies are a staple in French bakeries in France. They are sold by the unit and come in a few flavors; Nature (Vanilla flavored) à la Fraise (Strawberry flavor) or à la pistache (Pistachio flavor - its green!!) Perfect for the traditional and cultural after school snack for school children or tea time between friends.
Don't be afraid and try this recipe... You will master piping them and make macarons to delight everyone around you.
4 egg whites (large)
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon Kosher Salt
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F.
Place the egg whites in a large, fat free extremely clean mixing bowl, and add the cream of tartar and salt.
Whip the whites on medium speed until foamy and just beginning to turn white.
While continuing to whip, add in the sugar very slowly (about 1/4 teaspoon at a time).
When all the sugar has been added, turn the mixer up to high speed and whip until the meringue is glossy and very stiff.
Stir in the vanilla extract, then fold in the color if wanted.
Transfer the meringue to a clean piping bag fitted with a French star tip, and pipe 1-inch diameter kisses onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. A plastic gallon sized storage bag can be used by cutting the tip.
You can also make a 1 inch “sheet” of meringue using a spatula to even out the batter
Do not brown. Bake the meringues in the warm oven for 2 to 2 1/2 hours, or until light and crisp. Et Voila!