Colorful Meringue Cookies

Looking for a cookie that travels well, even in the mail?  Try these deliciously airy, light and low-fat meringues, a perfect confection for your holiday cookie exchange. Color them with red and green McCormick Food Coloring for a festive take!
10m
PREP TIME
45m
COOK TIME
68
CALORIES
5
INGREDIENTS

Servings: 12

INSTRUCTIONS

  • 1 Preheat oven to 225°F.
  • 2 Beat egg whites in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until frothy. (If using a freestanding mixer, use wire whisk attachment.) Add cream of tartar; beat until soft peaks form. Increase speed to medium-high. Add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until sugar is dissolved and stiff peaks form. Beat in extract and food color until well blended. (Divide meringue mixture into 2 separate bowls, if desired, tinting one red and one green. Make green by mixing equal parts yellow and blue.)
  • 3 Drop by rounded measuring teaspoonfuls about 1 inch apart onto 2 large foil-lined baking sheets sprayed with no stick cooking spray.
  • 4 Bake both sheets of meringues at the same time 45 minutes. Turn oven off. Let meringues stand in oven 1 hour or until completely cooled.

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