Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Meringues-the lightness of a Meringue with just the hint of peppermint complemented with a light dip in chocolate.
This time of year, I always find myself with extra egg whites in the refrigerator.
I could make an egg white omelet with them but, um, no, not gonna happen. I don’t get omelets that often and if I’m gonna have one, I want the whole package. The whole egg, the gooey cheese, some bacon, mushrooms…and anything else I might find in the refrigerator to throw in there.
I could make a white cake I suppose but really, I don’t need a white cake right now. Although a white cake decorated all pretty for the season might be nice.
Maybe with the next egg whites.
No, when I have extra egg whites, I almost always make Meringues with them.
Meringues are my guilt free cookie. Fat free. Light Airy, satisfying. I’ve heard some people go so far as to call then “healthy.” Now, I’m not calling them that but, yeah, this is probably about as “healthy” a cookie as you’ll ever see from me.
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- 2 egg whites
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- candy melts or chocolate bark for dipping
- Beat egg whites with mixer until soft peaks begin to form. Slowly add in sugar, then cream of tartar and peppermint extract until fully incorporated. Continue beating until firm peaks form (when you lift beater away from egg whites, the "peak" will not fall over but stay pointed up.)
- Spoon beaten egg whites into a pastry bag with a large tip attached. Squeeze about 2-3 tablespoons onto a parchment lined baking tray per cookie. If you don't have a pastry bag, just spoon beaten egg whites onto tray.
- Bake in a preheated 225 degree oven for 25-30 minutes, then turn off oven and leave in oven for an additional 2 hours. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
- Melt chocolate according to package directions and dip bottoms of cooled cookies into chocolate. Place on parchment paper for chocolate to set.
- Store in an air tight container.
Recipe source ChocolateChocolateandmore.com
My family loved the minty chocolate combination of these. My youngest tried to keep them all for herself.
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