Light and Airy Meringue Kisses
I love making these lightly sweet, melt in your mouth treats! With only a couple ingredients, it's a cost-friendly way to serve a crowd on a budget and you can experiment with different colors and flavors to match your event too! Here's how to make them:
- 3 large egg whites
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
- Pinch salt (optional)
- Clean mixing bowl
- Whisk or electric mixer
- Baking sheet pan
- Parchment paper
- Piping bag
- Piping tip
- Rubber spatula
Step One. Preheat your oven to 215°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Begin whisking the egg whites with the whisk attachment on medium low.
Step Two. Add in the cream of tartar, vanilla, and salt, if using. Increase speed to medium and start adding sugar.
Step Three. Increase the speed to medium-high. After the whites begin to hold their shape, bump up the mixer to medium-high until they hold firm peaks.
Step Four. Add gel food coloring or additional flavors, if using.
Step Five. Fill the piping bag with meringue and pipe out the meringue on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
Step Six. Bake for anywhere from 60 to 90 minutes; or until the outside is crisp and the inside is dry, yet chewy. They should feel light and hollow and should easily peel off the parchment paper. Turn the oven off, crack the door open, and let the meringue cool completely in the oven.