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Meringue Candy Canes

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 1 hr 20 min total time
  • 5 ingredients
  • 42 servings
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Made from melt-in-your-mouth meringue, red and white candy canes add a fun and festive touch to cookie trays.

3
egg whites
1/2
teaspoon cream of tartar
3/4
cup sugar
1/4
teaspoon peppermint extract
Red or pink food color

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 200°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper or foil. In large bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar with electric mixer on high speed until foamy. Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until meringue is stiff and glossy. Beat in peppermint extract.
  • 2 Fit large decorating bag with 1/4-inch star tip. With small brush, paint 3 to 4 evenly spaced stripes of food color on inside of decorating bag, from tip to upper edge. Carefully spoon meringue into bag. Pipe 2 1/2-inch candy canes onto paper-lined cookie sheets.
  • 3 Bake about 1 hour or until dry but not brown.
  • 1 Heat oven to 200°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper or foil. In large bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar with electric mixer on high speed until foamy. Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until meringue is stiff and glossy. Beat in peppermint extract.
  • 2 Fit large decorating bag with 1/4-inch star tip. With small brush, paint 3 to 4 evenly spaced stripes of food color on inside of decorating bag, from tip to upper edge. Carefully spoon meringue into bag. Pipe 2 1/2-inch candy canes onto paper-lined cookie sheets.
  • 3 Bake about 1 hour or until dry but not brown.

Expert Tips

Egg whites beat much better if they're at room temperature. It's safe to allow your egg whites to stand on your counter for about 30 minutes. To warm them more quickly, place whites in a small metal bowl and place the bowl in hot water for 10 to 15 minutes.

Stiff peaks of meringue should stand straight and tall.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
15
(
Calories from Fat
0),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
0mg
0%;
Total Carbohydrate
4g
4%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
Free
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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