Feb 142011
 

Meringue Kisses Cookies

This is a very simple recipe which gives you beautiful colors of cookies. These cookies are very light and non fat. I adapted this recipe from Desserts Magazine, December issues of cookies. In the original recipe raspberry Jell-O was used, I decided to make two tones of colored cookies, strawberry and lime. These meringue cookies taste so good… mainly because of the Jell-O flavor. It is not too sweet and slightly tart, you cannot stop eating them. It is sure a favorite among the kids and adults.

Ingredients:

Lime Meringue Kisses Cookies
3 large egg whites
1⁄8 teaspoon salt
1 package (3 oz) lime Jell-O
1/3 cup fine granulated white sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Strawberry Meringue Kisses Cookies
3 large egg whites
1⁄8 teaspoon salt
1 package (3 oz) strawberry Jell-O
1/3 cup fine granulated white sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Method:

Position one oven rack in the top third of the oven and the other rack on the bottom third of the oven. Preheat the oven to 275°F.

Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

Place the egg whites and salt in a large bowl beat using medium speed until frothy , about 30 seconds. Turn the speed to high and pour the Jell-O and the sugar into the bowl in a slow, steady stream. Continue to beat until the egg whites are stiff and shiny, about 5 minutes.

Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in the vanilla. Place the meringue into a pastry bag fitted with a very large plain or star tip and pipe the cookies, each about 1V inches in diameter, onto the baking sheets.

Bake the meringues until they are firm on the outside but still soft on the inside, about 30 minutes. Remove the cookies from the parchment sheet and place on a wire rack and let them cool. These cookies can be stored in airtight container at room temperature for 1 week.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Curiosity Corner Jan 2013
Did you know that whipped egg whites are more stable when cream of tartar is added to the whites? Moreover, cream of tartar serves as a binding agent and helps to denature the protein in the eggs whites in order to form firm peaks.

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  94 Responses to “Meringue Kisses Cookies and Happy Valentine’s Day”

  1. These look so cute and lovely. I’m sure my kiddies would love them. I actually have cream of tartar from making playdough for them yesterday. Happy Valentine’s Day Juliana!

  2. Waw!! Your pink & white meringues look just so adorable, pretty & fabulous even!!

    MMMMMMM,…!!! I prefer the strawberry ones!!

  3. Happy valentine’s day to you too! These meringues are the perfect pop-in-your-mouth bite-sized treat!

  4. Your meringue kisses cookies look delicious! Happy Valentine’s day!

  5. These sound delicious and love how they are perfectly shaped.

  6. Happy Valentine’s Day! Yes, I think the shape and size are perfect bite-size-friendly.

  7. These are just adorable…and so easy too! Exactly what I like :-) Thank you for sharing. I hope you are having a day of sweet treats and love. Happy Valentine’s!

  8. Yum! these look wonderful and it’s an added bonus that they’re fat free. I’ll feel just a bit better when I eat a few more than I’m supposed to (which I inevitably will).

  9. Oh, your meringues are too adorable – love the colours, too! My valentine is addicted to little meringues and is always asking me to make them, but I’m not capable. I will send him in your direction instead!

  10. I love how the colors come out on these… what a great idea!

  11. Happy V day Juliana..These meringues look perfect.I love strawberry ones..Will u parcel me some please?Have a nice week ahead!

  12. You didn’t need any cream of tartar for your treats. They look pretty darn cool. Happy Valentines Day!

  13. Bite-sized, non-fat and pretty as a picture? These are perfect in every way! :)

  14. Simply delightful! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  15. These meringue kisses are just darling! I could see myself making them and having them in a jar on the counter for a little sweet pick me up during the day or even with tea in the afternoon. What a lovely confection!!

  16. What a great use for Jell-O other than the norm. These are so perfectly girly looking, too. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  17. These kisses are just darling…perfect Valentine treat. I love the pink and lime green together. :)

  18. Light and delicious. These little sweet bites look perfect for the special holiday. Hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

  19. I’ve never made meringues with jelly crystals before so thankyou for this recipe! I happen to have a few packets of jelly that I could use for these :)

  20. I love the colors Juliana. They must have tasted really good. Happy Valentine’s!

  21. They are so cute. And something new for me. I make meringues often but never thought to try them with jell-o. Interesting to see the gelatine didn’t affect the outcome (I’m assuming Jell-O contains gelatine. Our packaged jelly (jello) does). Happy Belated Valentine’s day :)

  22. Juliana, these have to be the cutest thing I’ve seen for Valentine’s day. Meringues are so French and ooh, la, la.

    Hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s day.
    Sam

  23. Those cookies look adorable! I hope you had a good V-day!

  24. pink and white is a pretty combo!

  25. Really beautiful! I made macarons the other day and they turned out to be meringues!! So I made meringue kisses :D

  26. Oh wow! I love these…so pretty! I must try to make these some day!

  27. Such cute little cookies- love the meringues! Happy late V Day to you too!

  28. I’ve always been a big fan of meringues, but I never considered flavoring them with Jell-O. The resulting soft shades are certainly pretty. I wonder about the flavor the gelatin imparts.
    In any case, they look adorable! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  29. The colors are magnificent. You did a wonderful job. They are very easy. I might give them a try.

  30. Yum! I love the pink ones and I LOVE how those just melt in your mouth!

  31. these meringue cookies look so cute and yummy!:)

  32. What a fabulous treat! Looks tempting and delicious…

  33. What a lovely valentines day treat, these came out so pretty. I need to try making my own meringues too!
    *kisses* HH

  34. They look so pretty! What a wonderful idea!

  35. Beautiful! I’ve never heard of using Jello for meringue kisses, but it’s truly a great idea! I hope you had a fun Vday!

  36. Your meringues are BEAUTIFUL! They’re so cute these little kisses! So perfect for Valentine’s :D.

  37. So cute and pretty! A great V-Day treat.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  38. Such lovely meringue kisses! Love both the strawberry and the lime flavors!

  39. These are so pretty! I probably should have been eating these instead of all of those chocolates and cookies! Oh well, what can you do? :)

  40. I make these same meringues. I love the raspberry flavored Jello. I add mini-chocolate chips to them (the bigger ones can’t go through the piping tips. I love your blog. Thanks for leaving a comment on mine. I look forward to reading more from you!

  41. happy VD!!
    From Pierre de Paris

  42. These are adorable! Hope you had a lovely Valentines Day.

  43. These are so pretty! I’m always looking for recipes to use up egg whites too

  44. These are so pretty! I wish Valentine’s Day happened twice a year, so I could make these for it without having to wait until next year!

  45. So gorgeous! Just the perfect size to pop in your mouth. I don’t think I could stop at just one though.

    I’ve seen a few recipes lately using jelly crystals. Interesting…..

  46. These meringues are so pretty! Hope you had a wonderful valentines day :)

  47. These meringues are so pretty! Hope you had a wonderful valentines day ;)

  48. oh how cute and perfect for Vday!

  49. These are gorgeous little treats. I love the colors too. I’ll bet they’re heavenly!

  50. These are the sweetest, prettiest treats. Love the flavors you used and how beautifully they sit together. The presentation says “sweetness and love.”

  51. Happy Valentines day to you!!!! I never thought these Meringue kisses can be this colorful! It is a perfect gift for the loved one!

  52. These are so delicate and beautiful that I’d almost feel guilty eating them – almost :-). This was a terrific post for Valentine’s Day. I hope you had a wonderful evening. Blessings…Mary

  53. Hi Juliana – hope you had a lovely Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart :)

    These kisses are so very pretty – I really like the colours, especially the pastel green lime ones!

  54. The colors and flavors are delightful! What an adorable presentation for Valentine’s Day. Bravo!

  55. These are so pretty Juliana! And so scrumptious too – I love the way they just melt in your mouth.

  56. One of my favorite dessert. I recently did a thing on hard meringues! Love the colors!

  57. Aww..how adorable..perfect for the season of love!!
    Hope you had a wonderful day with your valentine :)

    US Masala

  58. it look extremely lovely and yummy!! (: (:

  59. Those are so adorable! I love the way meringues melt in your mouth. Nice for Valentine’s Day, Juliana!

  60. These are gorgeous!! Hope you had an amazing Valentine’s Day! xo

  61. These are so dainty and cute. Happy belated Valentine’s Day!

  62. They are so adorable and delightful..would love to try these sometime..btw, Happy Valentine’s Day to you too dear!

  63. hi juliana, these are just too lovely and so appropriate for valentines’ day!!

  64. For some reason I have always been terrified of making meringue…but these look so cute and delicious, I am going to have to give it a try! Hope you had a great Valentine’s day! :)

  65. I’m especially intrigued by the lime… St. Paddy’s Day is right around the corner and I think these would be awesome! The strawberry looks lovely too…very girly!

  66. Love love LOVE this idea! Thanks for sharing! :)

  67. These little meringues are so incredibly sweet! Hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day, Juliana!

  68. Meringues are so fun to make, and the light and crisp texture is a delight!

  69. Oh they are so cute! I’m definitely going to try this!

  70. These look adorable! What a perfect treat to serve. I’ve never made meringues before I always thought they were tricky but maybe I should try. Perhaps green ones for St. Patrick’s Day? Heeheehee!

  71. Ohhhh…how sweet looking these turned out…love them!!!

    You just spiked a little idea for a dessert I’m planning…thanks Julianna ;o)

    Flavourful wishes,
    Claudia

  72. Just gorgeous, my kind of dessert

  73. Happy belated Valentine’s Day! These are lovely and so pretty. Such a nice alternative to chocolate for a gifting to family and friends. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. The photos are also lovely, great job;-)

  74. Belated Happy Valentine’s Day. MWAH!

    The meringues look pretty. I specially love the lime kisses.:)

  75. Aww these are too cute! I love meringues!

  76. What lovely little treats – hope you had a fabulous Valentine’s Day!

  77. How cute are these little treats?! I’ve never made meringue cookies before. I’ll have to give them a try.

  78. They look absolutely beautiful and thanks for the tips about the egg whites and the tartar and cream. BTW my friends loved it.

  79. these are so pretty, juliana! not only are these a light and tasty treat, but they’re simply beautiful. nice work. :)

  80. Juliana, they are sooooooo gorgeous! I can’t wait to try them. My daughter would think these are so adorable. They sound yummy too.

  81. Your kisses are soooo cute! I have never made meringue. I’ll have to change that! Hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

  82. Ngaww….these meringue kisses are so cute! Hope you had a lovely valentines day! :)

  83. those are gorgeous kisses! I have never made meringue and I think I need to if I could make something as beautiful and delicious as you did! What a perfect treat
    Dennis

  84. These are so adorable and must be a really fun light snack that’s perfectly suited to the romantic time of year. Happy belated Valentine’s day!

  85. Your meringue kisses look so pretty…!!

  86. I love the pastel colors of your little meringue kisses—perfect for dessert treats heading into spring!

  87. Happy Valentine’s Day to you too! A very pretty post of yours to celebrate :)

  88. Yum! These look amazing and so simple! Thanks for sharing the tip about cream of tartar too… I’ve never used it but will be sure to pick some up for my next egg white whipping!

  89. Beautiful kisses and lovely pink :)

  90. I’m late to the Valentine party! Awesome meringue kisses, I especially like the lime!

  91. Oh my, these looks so cute and sweet too. I’d love to try some. Thanks for sharing, I haven’t heard of meringues made with jello.

  92. soo soo cute. love meringue! just made some last night, but didn’t cook it. have you ever just taken some raw meringue and the the fork over an open flame!?!?! sooo good! I grew up eating it like that and I looove it. May share it on my blog. And the jello touch is def. different! Lovely!

  93. Wow Juliana.. beautiful and clever way to use Jello!