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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Blue Raspberry Chocolate Filled Meringue Cookies

Once again, this is what happens when you wake up at 4:30 AM and your alarm isn't set to go off until 600 AM. You bake!!! I attempted these cookies yesterday from a recipe I found on Pinterest and it didn't work at all. The meringue would never set up and the cookies just came out flat. They did taste good though :)
So this morning I attempted to re-make them since there isn't much to them and they came out much better. I skipped an entire step from the original recipe and added much more cream of tartar than the original recipe called for. I really liked the results. They taste the same as yesterday's batch, which was yummy, but they look a whole lot better!       
                                                     

4 egg whites
1 cup sugar
1 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp flavoring ( I used raspberry, but you can choose any flavor)
Food coloring (as little or as much as you would like to produce a color of your choice)

 Heat oven to 175 degrees.
In a mixer, blend the egg whites, sugar and cream of tartar until stiff peaks form. This takes quite awhile, but be patient. After stiff peaks have formed, stir in flavoring and food coloring.
Line a cookie sheet (you will probably need 2 cookie sheets) with parchment paper. Place a single chocolate chip (for each cookie) approximately 2 inches apart on parchment paper. Insert a star tip into a decorating bag. Fill the bag with meringue and pipe it over each chocolate chip to form stars. Bake at 175 degrees for an hour and a half. Remove from oven and let cool.

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