If you need a light, crisp treat to serve during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, then look no further. These raspberry meringue cookies make a perfect party favor for a ladies’ lunch or breast cancer awareness function.
Makes 30–35 cookies
- Preheat the oven to 225°F.
- Place the egg whites in a large bowl, and use an electric mixer to begin beating them to a frothy consistency.
- Gradually (and very slowly) add the sugar to your bowl, one tablespoon at a time, and beat well after each addition so it dissolves into the egg whites. The egg white mixture should begin to appear stiff and glossy.
- In a separate bowl, combine 3 tablespoons of raspberry jam with a few drops of pink food coloring.
- Use a rubber spatula to gently fold the jam mixture into the meringue, being careful not to over mix the meringue or you will deflate the peaks.
- Spoon the meringue into a pastry bag fitted with the decorating tip of your choice—a tip with a smaller opening is recommended for more control. Pipe the meringue onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper in quarter sized circles.
- Bake for two hours, or until the cookies become dry and peel easily off of the parchment paper. Allow to cool completely before serving.
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