I've never made meringue cookies before. In fact, I'm not even sure if I had ever eaten them before, though I have seen them in the stores.
The other day, I came across a blog that had a little tutorial on how to make Christmas poinsetta meringue cookies. They were just so cute, I couldn't resist trying them out.
They turned out good. If I was to make them again (and I will!), I would probably whip it a bit longer. It seemed to have a hard time holding it's shape... not like the example off the blog I was following.
And can I say that I loved the way they tasted! Yummy! I put a couple drops of strawberry flavoring and it tasted so good. (now that I'm thinking about it... that might have been my downfall with these cookies cause I think the flavoring I used had oil in it which might have contributed to it not being as stable as I thought they should have been... maybe next time I'll try peppermint or some other flavoring?)
Anyways, give them a try. Be warned though, it takes hours to cook. So make sure you pick a day when you don't need your oven.
If you want to see the blog tutorial that I used, click here.