Meringue Kisses

My Christmas/Holiday cookie platter

Here is one of our Christmas cookie platter favorites: Meringue Kisses

3 egg whites, at room temperature
½ teaspoon cream of tarter
1 cup granulated sugar
½ teaspoon mint flavoring
a few drops of green food coloring

Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 350°.

Using the whisk attachment on a stand mixer (you may also use a hand mixer - it will just take a little longer) start beating the egg whites.  When they become foamy, add the cream of tarter and continue beating adding the sugar very gradually until the mixture is quite stiff - it should hold a peak.  Add the flavoring and coloring and transfer the mixture to a piping bag fitted with a star tip.

Pipe out small stars onto the parchment - they won't spread so they can be fairly close together.  If you like, pipe out some sticks as demonstrated.

Bake for 1 hour.  Allow to cool completely before dipping in tempered chocolate.  (Instructions for tempering follow.)

Watch the video demonstration;

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