Make some romantic cookies. These delicate meringue cookies have an incredible chocolate filling – they make the perfect gift.
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You know how certain foods, smells, and songs take you back to a certain time? For me, meringue cookies are reminiscent of some of my best memories.
I hope that as you make these cookies, you will make your own amazing memories. They are the perfect dessert to enjoy on Valentine’s Day: crispy at the first bite but soft and sweet on the inside.
How To Make Rose-Shaped Meringue Cookies
For Valentine’s Day, I decided to develop my own recipe and put a little twist to it. Of course, here’s to hoping that you enjoy them as much as I do!
Kitchen Tools Needed:
Meringue Cookie Ingredients
- Egg whites, room temperature
- Granulated sugar
- Cream of tartar
- Red gel food coloring
- Melted chocolate (for the filling)
Meringue Cookie Tips
It might seem intimidating the first time to make meringue cookies. Don’t be afraid! They are so much fun. Here are some of my best tips. If you have more questions, please leave them in the comments.
During preparation, meringue cookies need a little more tender, love, and care compared to other baked goods. Expect long preparations and waiting times. Try to be light with your hands while putting them together – they are beautiful, dainty little delights. Treat them as such!
Preheat the Oven
It is very important for the oven to be hot before you place the cookies in. Preheat the oven to a low temperature of 200F.
Use An Electric Mixer
Even though you can probably mix this all by hand, it takes so much more work and takes a lot longer. An electric mixer speeds things up so much!
You’ll use it to beat the eggs and mix in the cream of tartar. Then, turn the mixer to high and add the sugar.
Add the sugar slowly – it will make a mess if you go too fast! Keep mixing until you achieve a smooth, white consistency with stiff peaks. Add a few drops of gel food coloring.
Pipe The Cookies
Using your 1M Wilton tip and a good piping bag, pipe 2-inch meringue cookies onto your lined baking pan, keeping them a couple of inches apart from each other.
Bake Slowly At Low Heat
This is another very important tip. Bake the cookies at low heat for a long time. Yes, they really will take an entire two hours to bake.
Once two hours has set turn off the heat and let sit in the oven for about a half-hour.
Remove from oven and peel off the parchment paper carefully. Allow the cookies to cool. Spread melted chocolate on flat side of one cookie and sandwich with another. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Meringue Cookies with a Chocolate Centre
- Electric Mixer
- Large Mixing Bowl
- Piping Bag and 1M Wilton Piping Nozzle
- Parchment Paper
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 200 degrees F. Set aside.
- Using an electric mixer, beat eggs on medium and add cream of tartar. Once the two ingredients are combined, switch the mixer to high and slowly add sugar. Keep mixing until you achieve a smooth, white consistency with stiff peaks. Add a few drops of gel food coloring.
- Using your 1M Wilton tip and a good piping bag, pipe 2-inch meringue cookies onto you lined baking pan, keeping them a couple of inches apart from each other.
- Bake for two hours. Once two hours has set turn off heat and let sit in the oven for about a half hour.
- Remove from oven and peel off the parchment paper carefully. Allow to cool.
- Spread melted chocolate on flat side of one cookie and sandwich with another. Happy Valentine’s Day!
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