Monday, March 15, 2010

Soooo Simple Meringues!

If you're bored on the weekend in the kitchen, and you get a craving for something sweet, these would be perfect! (Especially if you don't have many ingredients.) I made mine slightly green for St. Patrick's Day----if you can tell!!

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4 egg whites
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon mint extract
or, 1 tablespoon lime juice
 (I used mint for this recipe)
A dab of food coloring
 ( I used green for St. Patricks day) 

Beat Egg whites until stiff and glossy peaks form. Beat in sugar, adding a little bit at a time. Add the flavoring ( Lime or Mint) and the food coloring. Beat at medium speed for about 20 minutes.

 Heat the oven to 250 degrees. Grease, and lightly flour a cookie sheet or use parchment paper.  Put mixture in a decorator tube with a size one wide tip. Push out mixture into globs that are about 1 1/2 inches wide. Bake for about 15-20 minutes, or until you see only the very first hint of browning on the top or bottom edges of the cookies. Cool the finished cookies for about 1 hour on the pan.  They will only expand only a little bit, so they will not need to spaced out a lot. Make sure you beat the mixture for 20 minutes before baking, or the cookies will not turn out right! (They taste even better the next day!)

These are really pretty and simple cookies!


  1. Oh, those cookies look delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. oh wow, those are real.. I mean real cookies... they look like a work of art..
    gonna have to try that recipe.. thanks

  3. They look delicious! I've never had them before.


  4. wow! these are so good! i'd never heard of them before...but wow these are good! =D

  5. Yum! Those look delicious and they are low in calories! Have a great week!

  6. You did a beautiful smooth! Love these delicate cookies..

  7. I'm trying this this weekend! Looks too easy!

  8. Wait a minute I just saw that you are in Junior High. So great to know your passion early. I wonder how many this recipe makes? If you can do, I think I can! Happy St. Pats.

  9. They look amazing :)


  10. I ADORE meringues! By the time you are 20 we'll be watching you on the food channel saying "I knew her when..." :)

  11. Mint and lime? Sounds interesting and they certainly are darling. Seems all the rage to make those lately and I need to try to make a batch myself. Thanks on the tip for a full 20 mins. to beat.

  12. What a great idea. Thank you for sharing. Happy Saint Patrick's Day ♥

  13. Joni, I am sooooo impressed that you have tried making meringue cookies at your tender young age. Didn't anybody tell you they are supposed to be very finicky? LOL Yours are beautiful! "Good on you" as our Aussie kids would say.

    About my collection of Irish & green stuff...I've been collecting a long, L-O-N-G time & I hate to ever throw anything away. Everytime I do, I want it back again in a year or so.
    Thanks for stopping by the Gazebo House.
    Happy St. Pat's Day!

  14. Great looking meringues! You could fill them have have French Macarons! People have such a hard time getting that perfect shape and you did it!

  15. I have never tried to make meringues before, I thought they were really difficult. These look so delicious, it must be worth a try!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    Happy St. Paddy's Day! :-)


  16. That looks so good, and sweetly satisfying right now!

  17. Simple and low fat, I want to give them a try!

  18. Seriously gorgeous! What a great recipe and beautiful picture - and yes, I can totally tell that they're green inside! :-)

  19. The cookies look and sound great! Thanks for linking to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.

  20. Hi! Found your blog, via your Aunt Jackie's -- what a wonderful blog you have! I am going to try these meringue cookies. Thanks for sharing!
    Best regards,