This was the first time I’ve ever made meringue cookies, and although they weren’t perfect…. they were super delicious! Pillows of peppermint that melted in my mouth with each bite. So yum!
I did learn a few things while making these… the biggest lesson being that I should NOT rush the process of making these meringues. Although there are few ingredients, if you don’t take care to follow the process, they won’t turn out perfectly and will either crack on the outside or collapse in the center.
These were pretty on my table with all my other cookies, but I don’t know if I’d make them again. If we’re being completely honest. They were a new experiment, but I was the only one who liked them. Oh well! I know there are LOTS of other people who do love them!
The recipe I used comes from my friend Amanda at i am baker. I know there are dozens of versions of meringues available on the internet, but I wanted to a recipe that I knew I could count on. That’s why I chose to use Amanda’s. To spice things up for the holiday season, I flavored these meringues with peppermint extract and added a pretty red swirl! So festive, don’t ya think ?
Want more cookies?
Check out the main page for the 12 Days of Cookies and you’ll find the links to all the recipes! Next cookie will be posted Monday!