I mean, who wouldn't want to make something from the cover of Bon Apetit? Pink and white and red and minty... Sign me up! A great treat for any one who is gluten free too! I am always a little hesitant when going into a project that involves meringue. If there is just the littlest bit of oil in your mixing bowl you have to start all over again. And you have to add everything S L O W L Y. But I thought what the heck. Why not give it a try. And have something totally different to give out, or eat myself.
It was really quite simple, took very little time to make and then I just had to wait about 2 hours while they cooked/set in the oven.
So here we go.
Direct to you from Bon Apetit December 2011
Makes about 60
3 large egg whites, room temperature
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract
12 drops red food coloring