Land O’Lakes Christmas Meringues

by Edith Carranza

 Meringues, also known as suspiros, are a light sweet cookie. They are actually very easy to make.
Meringues, also known as suspiros, are a light sweet cookie. They are actually very easy to make.

1.    STEP 1

Heat oven to 275°F.

2.    STEP 2

Combine egg whites and cream of tartar in bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until foamy. Beat at high speed, gradually adding 2 tablespoons sugar at a time and scraping bowl often, 2-3 minutes or until stiff peaks form and sugar is almost dissolved. Stir in food color.

3.    STEP 3

Place meringue in pastry bag fitted with large star tip (number 8). Pipe onto parchment-lined cookie sheets forming 2-inch wreaths. Bake 25 minutes.

4.    STEP 4

Reduce oven to 250°F. Continue baking 23-27 minutes or until edges are set. Cool on parchment paper.

Ingredients:

4 Eggs (whites only) at room temperature

1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

1 cup sugar

4 drops green food color