Blue Raspberry Meringue Kisses

Blue Raspberry Meringue Kisses

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Meringue Kisses

Taking a break from baking macarons for the holiday rush, I needed something simple and tasty for myself. And for my entrepreneur business buddy, Bernard, who was coming to Austin to visit after spending several months in Providence, RI. We’re both not huge fans of sweets but there’s something magical about meringue kisses. I’m not quite sure if it’s the whimsical star shape or the light crunch while also melting in your mouth experience. There’s a hidden surprise in each meringue kisses.. chocolate chips!

Blue Raspberry Meringue Kisses.


Ingredients

4 Egg whites
1 cup Granulated sugar
1/2 tsp Tartar Powder
1 tsp Raspberry extract
Chocolate chips
Blue food coloring (optional)

1. Using a hand held egg beater with the whisk attachment or Kitchen Aide, whisk the egg whites until foamy.

2. Gradually add the granulated sugar and tartar powder until very soft peaks form.

3. Place the bowl over a pot of simmering water and using a hand whisk, whisk the egg whites until the sugar is completely dissolved. Note: The tip here is continuos whisking or else you will have scrambled eggs.

4. Transfer the bowl back to the hand held egg beater or Kitchen Aide, and beat the batter until stiff peaks form. You can add your choice of food coloring here as well.

Step 5. Line chocolate chips on parchment paper or silpat. Leave about 2 inch of space in between.

Step 6. Prepare a piping bag with open star piping tip (1M or 1B). Fill piping bag with meringue batter and pipe small dollops over chocolate chips.

Step 7. Bake at 175 degrees for 1 1/2 hours. Allow meringues to come to room temperature before removing from parchment paper or silpat. Store in an air tight container.

Meringue Kisses

Meringue Kisses

Step 8. Enjoy!

Meringue Cookies

Meringue Kisses

Meringue Kisses

I’ve also filmed a quick video to demonstrate how to make these meringue kisses!

 Tips

Avoid making these on a humid day. Meringue based cookies are excellent humidifiers which means they soak up moisture and will not stay crispy.

Store in an air tight container for up to one week. Alternatively, store in freezer. No need to defrost to enjoy. I can guarantee you that they won’t make it past the first 3 days.

I always use gel based food coloring. Watery food coloring disrupts the liquid ratio of baked products. Powder food coloring works well too.

It’s best to bake these a low temperature for a long period of time versus a high temperature for a short period of time. Meringues need time to set and burn easily.

Meringue Kisses

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01491496248888002096 Erica

    yummmmm!!! those look amazing

  • http://fooddoodles.com Heidi @ Food Doodles

    These are just so cute! I love how perfect and shiny they look, even after being baked. Plus, I don't know why, but I love anything “blue raspberry” :D

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07365755193556218398 beti

    they look absolutely delicious and really cute!!! I just bookmarked it, thanks for sahring!

  • june

    What do the bottoms look like? If you pipe a dot, put the chip, and then pipe the star will it work or will the chocolate chip cause some crazy disaster?

  • http://www.mintedmag.com Minted Magazine

    This looks amazing!

    Glad we found your blog!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06895423008845519852 Shop N’ Chomp

    Aw they look so cute and delectable! :)

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