4th of July Meringue Cookies
How beautiful are these?! Well let me tell you these taste just as good as they look! I had these "forgotten cookies" for the first time last Christmas. My "almost" mother-in-law, Pam, made these, and they were divine! They are so light, fluffy, and sweet! They remind me of big snow flakes. Snow sounds really good right about now! It's around 110 degrees here in Phoenix ... eek! Around this time of year, it's so hot outside your air conditioning really can't keep up! At least I have these yummy sweet thangs around to keep me company!
My sweet Pam was so nice to share this recipe with us! She is an amazing cook! I wish I could take you all back to Lancaster, PA with Mike and I sometime just so you could taste a little bit of the deliciousness I get to experience every time I am back there.
For some more 4th of July party inspiration, check out our full 4th of July Party Spread!
The Wonderful Photographer: Riso Studio
Meringue aka "Forgotten" Cookies
A special recipe from my mother-in-law-to-be! These are deliciously light and sweet!
- 4 egg whites
- 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
- pinch of salt
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup mini chocolate or white chocolate chips (optional)
- 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Line cookie sheet w/parchment or Reynolds non-stick foil.
In a large mixing bowl, beat egg whites, salt and tartar until foamy. Gradually add sugar, continuing to beat until whites
form stiff peaks. Fold in the vanilla. Spoon or pipe onto the prepared cookie sheets. Place the cookies in the oven, shut the door and turn off the oven immediately. Let the cookies sit in the turned off oven for 5-6 hrs or overnight. Don't open the oven door to peek!
To make these 4th of July style pipe dots of red and blue frosting on the tops before serving!