Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Peppermint Meringue Snowdrops

Yum


Peppermint Meringue Snowdrops
are as light as a snowflake!
The crunchy exterior gives way to the airy inside that only a meringue cookie can provide.



One week until Christmas!
Eeeegads!  I have most of the presents, but still need to wrap and get those Christmas cards out!  My goal is to get everything done in the next few days because college girl is coming home and high school girl will be done with finals and that means the "C" girls (all of us have names that begin with C) will be making lots of cookies and spending a lot of quality time together with no harried schedules!  I think I can get it all done in the next few days.

So, as I plan out some fun things to do and some yummy recipes to make, I am enjoying a cup of tea and these Peppermint Meringue Snowdrops.



Each Peppermint Meringue Snowdrop is topped with peppermint candy melts 
and a sprinkling of chocolate jimmies.  Delightful!

adapted from myrecipes.com
Ingredients:
5 egg whites
1/2 tsp cream of tarter
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 package of peppermint candy melts
chocolate sprinkles or jimmies if you are from the South
Directions:
Preheat oven to 250 degrees.  Beat egg whites on high until foamy.  Add cream of tartar and salt.  Mix well.  Add sugars, slowly, until stiff peaks form.  Add vanilla and beat 1 additional minute.
Cover baking sheets with parchment paper.
Drop by rounded spoonfuls, creating a peak at the top of each.
Bake at 250 degrees for 1 hour.  Turn off the oven and cool meringue in oven for 1 hour.
Melt peppermint candy melts in the microwave, according to package directions.  Place a spoonful of peppermint candy melt onto the top of each meringue cookie.  Sprinkle with chocolate jimmies.

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Celebrate the little things that make life sweet,
Christine


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