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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Mint Chocolate Chip Meringues

It is always a good idea to double or triple-check your recipe when baking. Perhaps I will get this through my head eventually. This meringues would have turned out great, but I baked them at the wrong temperature, so they ended up burned. That being said, the un-burned parts tasted great, and this is definitely a recipe I will try again at the right temperature.
The green color makes these cookies a perfect treat for St. Patrick's Day, and the mint chocolate chip combination is reminiscent of the popular ice cream flavor. With only a few ingredients, this cookies are pretty fast and easy to prepare. Just make sure to read your recipe correctly! :)
Mint Chocolate Chip Meringues
from: Taste of Home
Yield: approx. 32 cookies

What You Need
2 egg whites
1/8 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. cream of tartar
1/8 tsp. peppermint extract
6-8 drops green food coloring, optional
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup miniature chocolate chips

What To Do
1. In a small bowl, beat the egg whites, salt, cream of tartar, extract and food coloring if desired on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved, about 6 minutes. Gently fold in chocolate chips.
2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake at 250° for 40-45 minutes or until firm to the touch. Turn oven off; leave meringues in oven for 1-1/2 hours. Remove to wire racks. Store in an airtight container. Pin It

2 comments:

  1. I made these, and they are delicious!
    I didn't use parchment paper, and they turned out fine; cleanup was very easy.

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  2. Nice! Did you spray your pan or just leave it dry?

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