Forth Of July Meringue
5 Egg Whites ( Room Temperature)
1 Tablespoon Lemon
1 Cup Sugar
8-10 Drops of blue and Red Food Coloring (If desired)
Start out by separating 5 eggs.
With Parchment paper, line a cookie sheet. Place a bowl (the size you want your meringue to be) down onto your parchment paper. Taking a pen or pencil trace around bowl to make a template for meringue. When you have all your rounds drawn, flip the pen/pencil side down onto cookie sheet.
Next; Place 1 Cup fine Sugar (You can place regular sugar into a food processor, to make fine sugar) and 1 Tablespoon Lemon into a large mixer bowl. Whisk on medium high, then slowly add the 5 Egg Whites. Blend until soft peaks form.
Preheat oven to 200 Degrees. With a piping bag or plastic baggie with the corner sniped. Pipe the meringue into your circles on your cookie sheet.
Add blue and red dye into bag if you choose!
I choose to make three different smaller bags and did red and blue little cookies also! What fun!
Cook in preheated oven, for about an hour and a half, or until crispy on the outside. Turn off oven leaving door open slightly and let meringue cool.
Once cooled, serve as plain cookies or dollop fresh whipped cream, then top with fresh blueberries. Enjoy!
My Mother In Law was the lucky one to eat this meringue as soon as the picture was taken. I got a thumbs up! I believe the family agrees, the cookies are gone…