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Light and fluffy. Mmm.

Merengues. Yummy, and actually pretty healthy for a cookie. If you replace the icing sugar with Splenda, or reduce its amount, it gets pretty low cal/high protein too!!

3 large egg whites
3/4 cup icing sugar
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 200F. Beat egg whites until frothy, add cream of tartar. Continue beating until peaks form. Add sugar/splenda bit by bit, beating all the while. Add vanilla and beat. Either use a piping bag or a spoon to transfer the mixture on to a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper or tin foil. Bake for 2 hrs, till creamy-looking (recipe said 1.5hrs, but 2 worked for me!). Let sit on counter to dry for ~1hr (the recipe says overnight, but it worked for me at this short time). Enjoy!

I might make a variant on these with: food dye for Christmas, peppermint flavoring. Anyone got any other ideas to spice up a merengue?


Jan. 4th, 2011 08:58 pm (UTC)
I believe your merengues are called Divinity here in Missouri - they add a pecan half to the top of it and call it Pecan Divinity!