Forgotten Cookies - Vanilla
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Forgotten Cookies - Vanilla

These are also know as "Meringue cookies". These slow baked goodies are often served with desserts to introduce texture. It's a perfect egg lover cookie.

Teena Mathew

Ingredients

30-serving
  1. 2 Egg whites at room temperature
  2. Pinch Salt
  3. 6 - 7 tablespoons Caster sugar -
  4. 1/4 teaspoon Vanilla Essence -
  5. 1/4 teaspoon Cream of Tartar -

Method

120 mins
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    Preheat oven to 120°C. Line baking trays with parchment paper

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    Use an electric mixer to whisk egg whites and salt until soft peaks form.  Add the cream of tartar (it helps stabilize the egg whites)

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    Gradually add sugar, a tablespoon at a time, whisking well between each addition, until sugar dissolves.

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    Once all the sugar has been added, continue to whisk on high until stiff glossy peaks form. Whisk in the vanilla essence.

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    Spoon the meringue into a piping bag with a tip of your choice. Pipe small sized meringue cookies onto lined trays.

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    Reduce the oven temperature to 100°C.

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    Bake meringues for 1 hour to 1 hour 10 mins (Until the cookies turn pale brown). Turn oven off and leave meringues in the oven to cool completely (Caution:Do not open the oven door until the cookies cool completely. Else you will end up with chewy, soggy cookies).

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    Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

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