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santa hat meringues
This fun seasonal treat is perfect for the upcoming holiday! It’s pretty simple and very cute! Thanks to Women’s Day for sharing this festive recipe for Santa Hat Meringues!.
The Ingredients you will need are:
4 large eggs
1/2 tsp of cream of tartar
1 cup of super fine sugar
Red gel food color
10 oz white chocolate, finely chopped
1 and 1/2 cups finely shredded coconut
- Heat oven to 225 degrees fahrenheit and line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper
- Using an electric mixer with the whisk attachment, beat the egg whites and salt in a large bowl on medium-high speed until stiff peaks form, 5 to 7 minutes.
- Add the cream of tartar then increase the speed to high and gradually add the sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, waiting 4-5 seconds between additions, until the meringue forms stiff glossy peaks; transfer 1/3 of a cups of the plain meringue to a small piping bag with a small round tip. With the mixer running, add the food coloring to the remaining meringue and tint to desired color.
- Transfer the red mixture to a large piping bag with a large star tip. Pipe Santa hats onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing them 1 1/2 inches apart. Using the reserved plain meringue, top each peak with a dot (for the cotton ball). Bake, rotating the pans halfway through, until no longer tacky but still soft, 60-65 minutes. Let cool completely on the sheet. Once cool, melt the white chocolate in microwave. Dip the bottom of each Santa hat into the melted chocolate, shaking off any excess, then immediately coat in coconut. Repeat with the cotton ball. Transfer back to parchment-lined baking sheets and let set, then enjoy!
I hope you, your family, and friends will enjoy this scrumptious and fun holiday treat together!
Recipe courtesy of Women’s Day, Picture by Con Poulos; Prop stylist: Megan Hedpeth