I know!!! It’s been so long !!! I’ve been busy opening up my new store front custom cake bakery. Now that i’m settled in and have my schedule down, I’m back in the kitchen making sweet treats. This one will not disappoint and it’s one of my favorites …Meringue Kisses Cookies.
I love my Meringue Kisses Cookies to be crisp on the outside and marshmallow-y on the inside. This recipe will give you just that, just make sure that it’s not humide or raining outside when you decide to make them! I know it sounds bizarre but oh so true. The excess water in the air is absorbed by the egg whites and makes it practically impossible to get a stiff peak. One way to get around this issue is to use a humidifier in your kitchen.
Another culprit in fallen egg whites is fat. Fat from egg yolks and fat left over on your equipment. A great tip, is to whip your mixing bowl ,whisk and spatula with a dab of white vinegar on a paper towel. This is an extra step that will ensure that no left over grease from your previous bake has been left over. Another trick is to separate your eggs one by one in a separate bowl. Therefore , if one of the yolk break into the whites, you dont end up contaminate the bowl and all the other whites. You can simply leave that one for a nice omelet snack 😉
Now time to start whipping! I use cream of tartar to stabilize the egg whites.
Once they are frothy , time to add the sugar a 1/4 cup at a time. They are ready when they reach stiff peak point. At this time, add your vanilla extract and whip again for a minute. Look at that shine!!!
To make those beautiful looking cookies I used a piping bag and tip #866 from Wilton. I use a new plastic piping bags instead of the reusable ones , again, just to make sure no fat can deflate all my hard work!
The only way to bake your meringue kisses cookies is low and slow. I left mine for 80 minutes so they can still have a marshmallow texture inside but leave them longer if you like them crunchy all the way through.
You can also add a drop of colouring to match any party theme. This one was for a Disney Frozen theme party.
Going a step further
Once you have your beautiful meringue kisses cookies all cooled , cover the bottom of your cookies with some top quality chocolate .
Or go a step further and sandwich them while the chocolate is still soft.