These are so easy. Have you heard all those old wives tales about when to make meringues and when not too? Never on a humid or rainy day? It might be true, I am just saying, I made mine on a humid rainy day and they turned out perfectly. I am not saying the old wives are wrong, I am just saying, they were wrong about my superhuman abilities, that's all.
These will brighten up anyone's day, so make them, and share them with someone who needs some cheer! Or let's be real, keep them for yourself because you know since they are mostly air, they have no calories. I mean that is what I heard, so I am just sayin......R
PS. Don't throw those yolks away kids, use them, for some pastry cream or homemade egg noodles!
3 egg whites
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
red, blue and yellow food colors
Wilton 1M tip
In a very CLEAN metal or glass bowl, being to whip your egg whites. Wipe them until they become foamy. No peaks yet, just good and foamy. Add in your granulated sugar and cream of tartar and whip until you have soft peaks. Add in vanilla and continue to whip your egg whites until stiff peaks are formed.
In 3 bowls, divide your meringue evenly. Color on red, one blue and one yellow. Or, use any colors you like! Carefully fold in the coloring so you don't lose all the fluffy air in the whites.
Now using a 1m tip and a large pastry bag or Ziploc bag, cut off the corner and insert tip. Roll the bag clear down and add one spoonful of each color at a time, then move up the cuff and add more. This will give you more rainbow, and less of one color blob at a time. Get it? Yes, I said color "blob".
Now with your baking sheets lined with either parchment or silicone mates, pipe out a rose shape. Working in circles from the center out. I yielded about 16 cookies, but it depends on the size of roses you make and you can do other shapes as well.
Bake at 195 degrees F for 1 hr. 30 minutes. Rotate the pans half way through. When the time is up, turn the oven off and crack the door open. Let cool to room temperature.
Adapted from CherryLanesCupcakes