Star Mint Meringues


3 egg whites
¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
¼ teaspoon peppermint extract
⅛ teaspoon salt
¾ cup sugar
Red paste food coloring

Step 1
Preheat oven to 200 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper; set aside. In a large bowl combine egg whites, cream of tartar, peppermint extract, and salt. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form (tips curl). Gradually add sugar, about 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high speed until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight).

Step 2
With a clean small paintbrush, brush stripes of red paste food coloring on the inside of a pastry bag fitted with a 1/2-inch open-star tip. Carefully transfer egg white mixture to the pastry bag. Pipe 2-inch stars 1 inch apart onto prepared cookie sheet.

Step 3
Bake for 1-1/2 hours or until meringues appear dry and are firm when lightly touched. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; let cool.

To Store:
Layer cookies between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts
Per Serving:
27 calories
total fat 0g
saturated fat 0g
polyunsaturated fat 0g
monounsaturated fat 0g
cholesterol 0mg
sodium 20mg
potassium 12mg
carbohydrates 6g
fiber 0g
sugar 6g
protein 0g
trans fatty acid 0g
vitamin a 0IU
vitamin c 0mg
thiamin 0mg
riboflavin 0mg
niacin equivalents 0mg
vitamin b6 0mg
folate 0mcg
vitamin b12 0mcg
calcium 0mg
iron 0mg.

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