Apr 25 2011
When my friend first told me about how her mom used to always make these cookies for her when she was a kid, I had never heard of them before. So when she said, “Oh yeah, she just used to beat egg whites and then put them in the oven for a little bit,” that’s exactly what I did – and it was a big mistake! And if you make the same one, rest assured that you will pull out of the oven little hard bits of egg white that are not only stuck to the cookie sheet, but that also taste like egg, and only egg. Blech! Not something you really want in your cookies!
After my failure (but hey, experimentation is the whole idea, right?) I did look up an actual recipe for Meringue Cookies and I found this one on the Joy of Baking website. The cookies are really good and, just as my friend had promised, crispy crunchy on the outside and soft and marshmallow-like on the inside. YUM! And, I just love the fact that you’ll get about 10 – 15 cookies and the total cost is exactly $1.00!