Hi! Happy Holidays! We’re in southern France. Oh, we are enjoying the warmth, seeing family and vacationing but, wanted to pop in for a quick hello! We missed the trick-or-treating traditional Witches, (here) but, before leaving Stockholm, we did have a lot of fun getting our house ready for Easter and spreading Spring wishes.
1/2 cup egg whites (4-6 egg whites)
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup fine white sugar*
Brown Food Coloring (or melted chocolate)
- Pastry Bag with wide, round tipPreheat the oven to 225 degrees F (110 degrees C).
- Line 2 cookie sheets with baking paper or aluminum foil.
- Whip egg whites until foamy.
- Add cream of tartar, salt, and vanilla.
- Continue whipping until the whites hold soft peaks.
- Gradually sprinkle in the sugar and continue whipping until the mixture holds stiff shiny peaks.
- Continue to whip for 6 minutes.
- Place a round tip into a pastry bag.
- Fill pastry bag with meringue.
- To begin, start by piping a circle on the parchment and filling it in with meringue to make a macaron shaped disk.
- Pull the bag off to the side to avoid making peaks on the top.
- If you have peaks on top, immediately smooth this down by smoothing a knife (or finger) dipped in water.
- Carefully pipe two ears off the top of the circle for the bunny ears.
- Dip the end of the wood skewer into the dark brown food coloring to make the eyes, nose and whiskers.
- (If you would prefer to make these details with chocolate, skip this step and add the chocolate after baking by drawing the features on with chocolate.)
- Bake for 90-120 minutes or until the snowmen are dry enough to easily remove from the cookie sheets. Set aside to cool completely.Store at room temperature in a dry place or tin.*These can be made with regular sugar but, if you can use super fine sugar, they are exceptionally silky and smooth.
- Something you might like:
- Meringue Snowmen
- Bunny Cupcakes
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