Holiday Meringue Puffs Recipe

This holiday meringue puffs recipe makes a great looking, tasty treat for placing on the cookie tray.


4 large egg whites
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 cup granulated sugar
Red and green decorating sugar

Medium bowl
Cookie sheets
Pastry bag or pastry decorator

Step 1: Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
Step 2: Butter and flour cookie sheets; set aside.
Step 3: In a medium bowl, with an electric mixer, beat egg whites until frothy.
Step 4: Add salt and cream of tartar, beat until soft peaks form.
Step 5: Continue beating, gradually adding sugar, until meringue is stiff and glossy.
Step 6: Spoon meringue into pastry bag fitted with a large star tip.
Step 7: Pipe out stars, 1-inch apart on prepared cookie sheet.
Step 8: Sprinkle with decorating sugar.
Step 9: Bake for 55-60 minutes or until firm, but not browned. Transfer to cooling surface.

Makes 24 puffs.