Cookies are unarguably the best dessert and there are no questions about that. But aren’t we tired of eating the same types of cookies all the time? I say it’s time for some experimentation. Meringue cookies are one off-beat cookie that is truly delightful. 


The best part about these cookies is that is light on calories but not on taste. In fact, this recipe only calls for a total of five ingredients and is seriously super easy to make. This is beginner friendly but the piping process might be a little tricky so practice on that.


Ingredients 

4 eggs

1/2 teaspoon of cream of tartar

A pinch of salt

1 cup of powdered white sugar

1 teaspoon of vanilla essence

Optionally, food colouring 


Equipment

Large Piping bag 

Piping tips of choice


Instructions

  1. In a bowl, separate the egg whites and yolks. For this recipe, you’ll only need the egg whites. But don’t discard the yolks, you can always use them in a nifty custard recipe or doughnut recipe.

  2. Add the egg whites to a large bowl and combine with it the cream of tartar, and salt.

  3. Give it a gentle whisk. 

  4. Using an electric mixer, start whipping the egg whites till it becomes foamy. This requires more manual labour if you do this by hand but you can get the same results. 

  5. Once it becomes foamy, increase the speed of the mixer and start gradually adding the sugar.

  6. Ensures that sugar is mixing all the way and isn’t clumping and sticking to the sides of the bowl.

  7. Keeping until the mixture is thick, shiny and has increased in volume. If you over whip, just deflate the mixture by folding it with a spatula.

  8. At this time, stir in the vanilla and food colour. 

  9. Add to a piping bag and make little dollops of the mixture in a parchment-lined baking tray.

  10. Bake the meringues for an hour in an oven pre-heated at 100 degrees celsius.