Crispy and light, these meringues are perfect for teas, holidays, and showers. They can be tinted with food coloring if you like.
INGREDIENTS | YIELDS 36 COOKIES
- 4 egg whites, room temperature
- ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
- 2¼ cups confectioners’ sugar
Preheat oven to 200°F. Butter and flour baking sheet.
Beat egg whites until foamy. Add cream of tartar; beat until soft peaks start to form. Gradually beat in sugar until stiff, glossy peaks form.
Transfer mixture to a pastry bag. Pipe mounds on prepared baking sheet.
Place baking sheet in oven. Keep oven door cracked open by using a wooden spoon handle to keep it from closing all the way.
Bake 3 hours, or until the meringues are dry and crispy.