These colourful swirl meringue cookies may look intimidating, but they aren’t difficult to make at all. They are that extra special treat with wow factor that is perfect to give as a gift or take to an event. The swirl meringue cookies can be made in any colour so they are so versatile.
I actually made these months ago and was planning to use them for an Easter post, but I totally forgot. They are nice bite sized cookies and since they are meringue, they are not overly filling.
The strawberry flavour in the swirl meringue cookies comes from the strawberry JELL-O. If you want to have them more pink than white, you can increase the JELL-O from 1 tablespoon up to 4.
Stress spelled backwards is “desserts”.
- 4 egg whites, room temperature
- 1 Tbsp white vinegar
- 1 Tbsp corn starch
- 1 Cup granulated sugar
- 1 Tbsp strawberry JELL-O powder
- Gel-paste food coloring
- Preheat oven to 200°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and then set aside.
- In a dry mixing bowl, whisk egg whites with mixer until foamy.
- Add in vinegar and corn starch. Continue to beat, as soft peaks begin to form.
- Slowly add in sugar while mixer is on high, and continue beating while adding in gelatin powder. Beat until stiff peaks form.
- Using a small paintbrush, paint 3 vertical stripes of food coloring inside a pastry bag fitted with a round tip. Carefully fill bag with meringue, and pipe 1 3/4-inch circular shapes on to baking sheets.
- As you finish piping each shape, apply less pressure to pastry bag, and swirl the tip off in a circular motion.
- Place in oven and bake for 90 minutes. Turn oven off and leave in oven for several hours or overnight.