Cherry Meringue Cookies

Hello! This past New Year’s Eve was a big one for me, I had my now boyfriend’s family coming to my house for dinner and dessert and had to think of some sort of celebration dessert that would make tons of servings that everyone would love. My head, of course, flew first to my favorite bar recipe of all time, my cookie bars, but the only problem I could see was the amount of butter and the limited portions for our guests. And for at least three teenagers being there, that just wasn’t going to cut it. So, I took a chance and decided to go the ‘new’ route. If I didn’t have a good recipe that made tons, why not find/make one?

I’m not quite up to the entire making your recipe from scratch quite yet, as I am still exploring the basics of some cooking skills. This being said, if I see a recipe,there is a 95% chance I’ll base it off the recipe and call it good enough. This past New Year’s was a perfect example of that. I decided on these RASPBERRY confetti cookies, but I didn’t have some of the called ingredients, you know, like raspberry jello. But they turned out well so therefore, mission accomplished.

Begin by beating 3 egg whites with 1/8th teaspoon salt until foamy.

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Add 3 heaping tablespoons flavored jello (in my case cherry) and 3/4 cup sugar. Beat until stiff. (I attempted to hand beat but as I was in a time crunch I ended up using the KitchenAid)

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Mix in a tablespoon vinegar gently and optionally some chocolate chips (I did some with and some without).

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Pipe or spoon onto parchment paper covered cooking sheet. Cover with sprinkles, which I forgot.

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Cook at 250* for 25 minutes, then turn the oven off and let sit in the oven for 20 minutes WITHOUT opening the oven. Then, take out and let cool completely.

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Although, they did use egg whites which means you have 3 yolks to mess around with. I ended up making sprinkle cookies from here. They turned out well, even if I forgot to take pictures and didn’t have any butter or almond extract. 😦

Anyhow, I hope you enjoy your cookies. πŸ™‚
-Redheadedwhovian

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