I love the simple Meringue Cookie! It’s so much easier than its cousin – the Macaron. My meringues always turn out great and I can make them in the evening and then forget about them until the next morning. Love it!
I picked up a bag of the Candy Cane Hershey Kisses but wasn’t sure what to do with them. There are so many beautiful ideas floating around the internet that I HAD to come up with something different.
Enter these cookies.
The trick to Meringue Cookies is, obviously, the Meringue. You’ve got to beat it until you get a stiff peak!
Add the sugar slowly and don’t pop all the air bubbles when piping it out.
I left the meringue vanilla flavored because the candy cane Kiss in the center added lots of flavor!
Another trick to Meringues, is to let them sit in the oven overnight with the light on to completely dry and cool. They should pop right off of your cookie sheets when cool.
A few of the Kisses melted slightly in the oven, but that wasn’t a big deal. They firmed back up while cooling and I just broke off the little bit that bubbled up underneath.
Do you love candy cane treats as much as I do? Give these recipes a try!
Meringue Hugged Kisses
I love these Meringue Hugged Kisses. They’re so delicious, and the Kisses add a great flavor to meringue.
- 2 egg whites
- 1/2 cup superfine sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- Pink Food Coloring (optional)
- Candy Cane Hershey Kisses (unwrapped)
- Place 16 – 20 Candy Cane Hershey’s Kisses on a cookie sheet lines with a silicon mat or parchment paper.
- Add egg whites to a mixer fitted with a wire whipping attachment. Whip on medium speed for 3 minutes. When frothy, start adding sugar a teaspoon at a time, stopping 2 – 3 times to scrape the sides of the bowl. Add in the Cream of Tartar and vanilla and continue to whip on high speed until stiff peaks form. Add food coloring if desired.
- Transfer meringue to a piping bag fitted with a Wilton 2M tip. Pipe around each Kiss until all are covered. Make mini designs with excess meringue in the open spaces.
- Bake at 200 degrees F for 1 hour. Turn cookie sheet around and bake for another 45 minutes. When done, simply turn off heat, turn on light, and leave overnight in the oven to cool.
- Keep Meringue Cookies in an airtight container.
Tuesday 27th of November 2018
Overnight? How many hours really? If I bake these at 8 AM can we have them for dinner? Kids want to eat the stuff they participate in making!
Wednesday 28th of November 2018
Overnight is best to ensure that the meringues are completely dry. IF you made them in the morning, then yes, by the end of the day they will be dry. I'd say 8 hours or so to sit and dry. Hope that helps!
Wednesday 26th of December 2012
I can not even find words to describe how tasty...and GORGEOUS these look! I'd love for you to share at my holiday recipes link party if you have a chance! Hope you're having a great holiday! http://www.dearemmeline.blogspot.com/2012/12/tis-season-of-holiday-leftovers-cheesy.html
Thursday 20th of December 2012
I wish there was even a tiny chance that I could make meringue that well! I'll be featuring this fantastic idea later today at OneCreativeMommy.com. Please stop by and grab a featured button if you’d like. I can’t wait to see what you link up this week!
Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons.com
Thursday 20th of December 2012
These look so good and so pretty!
Claiming Our Space
Tuesday 18th of December 2012
I love meringue but haven't yet tackled it yet. This looks like a good opportunity to try it out. Thanks for sharing on the Winter Wonders & Holiday Happenings party!