|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;