Brown-sugar meringue cookies are guaranteed to please. Pink food coloring causes one (marked with a ribbon) to blush. Heart-shape cutters provide adoring curves. Half of the meringues are flavored with orange zest; the other half are tinted pink and flavored with grapefruit zest.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 225 degrees. Put egg whites, sugar, and cream of tartar into the heatproof bowl of an electric mixer set over a pan of simmering water.Whisk until mixture is warm and sugar has dissolved.

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  • Attach bowl to mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Starting on low speed and gradually increasing to high, beat until stiff, glossy peaks form, about 5 minutes. Beat in vanilla.

  • Transfer half the meringue to another bowl. Using a rubber spatula, stir orange zest into 1 bowl of meringue. Stir grapefruit zest and pink food coloring into remaining meringue.

  • Place a 3 1/4-by-3 1/2-inch heart-shape cutter in one corner of a parchment-lined baking sheet. Using a small spatula, fill heart with meringue; swirl. Push down edges of meringue with the spatula, and lift up cutter. Repeat, spacing meringue hearts 2 inches apart on baking sheets.

  • Bake until meringues are firm and can be removed easily from parchment paper, 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Meringues can be stored between layers of parchment paper in an airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days.

Reviews (3)

41 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: Unrated
02/13/2011
Makes about 1 dozen SuzanneMG. Says so right below Ingredients!
Rating: Unrated
02/13/2011
And this makes how many ? Why cannot quantity always be a part of the recipes. This happens too often and is beneath MS.
Rating: Unrated
02/08/2008
on my collection how do i add a picture
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