Make the swirls with a 1M tip using a circular motion of the icing bag and make the stars by holding it in one spot and lifting straight up.
The stars were really pretty with a light sprinkle of colored sugar and the pink meringue is from the Jello.
But will say a couple melted a tad in the oven and looked a bit more suited for, um, Halloween...
No worries though, one batch makes tons of meringues.
We found these cookies to be a sweet treat, very tasty and light, with just a bit of chew.
The kids would have a blast watching the Jello turn into fluffy meringue,
and even the youngest child can help pipe the stars or spoon batter onto the baking sheet.
Jello Meringue Cookies-adapted from A Night Owl
3 large egg whites, room temperature
1/8 tsp salt
3 oz package Jello in the color/flavor or your choice
3/4 C sugar
1 tsp white vinegar -no, I don't know why either...
sprinkles, colored sugar, chocolate, etc for decorating-if desired
- Beat egg whites and salt until frothy.
- Add Jello and sugar and beat until stiff peaks form.
- Add vinegar and gently mix in. (One recipe calls for a Tblsp, another 1 tsp, since I don't know why it's added I went with the tsp.)
- Spoon or pipe the mixture onto silicone or parchment lined baking sheets. Sprinkle with decorations if desired.
- Bake at 250 degrees for 30 minutes. Do not open oven door, allow to stay in the oven for an additional 30 minutes or longer (some recipes say overnight).
- Once completely cooled store in airtight container.