For red-and-green-striped kisses, add 2 stripes of green food colouring beside red stripes.
- Portion size 70 servings
- 2 egg whites
- 1 pinch cream of tartar
- 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- red paste food colouring
MethodIn bowl, beat egg whites with cream of tartar until soft peaks form; beat in peppermint extract. Gradually beat in sugar until stiff, glossy peaks form.
Fit pastry bag with 1/4-inch (5 mm) plain tip. Using small, clean paintbrush or cotton swab, brush inside of bag with 2 stripes of red food colouring opposite each other.
Spoon meringue into bag. Pipe 1-inch (2.5 cm) kisses, about 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart, onto parchment paper–lined baking sheets. Bake in 200°F (100°C) oven until dry, about 1-1/2 hours.
Turn off oven; let stand in oven for 30 minutes. Transfer to racks; let cool.
Nutritional facts Per cookie: about
- Sodium 1 mg
- Protein trace
- Calories 6.0
- Total fat 0 g
- Cholesterol 0 mg
- Saturated fat 0 g
- Total carbohydrate 1 g