My friend Brie recently had a ‘sprinkle’ to celebrate the upcoming birth of her second child. All of her friends were SO excited to share this day with her and we each brought food and drink to share (along with baby goodies of course!)
The party was beautifully decorated and the food was out of this world! (I’m looking at you chocolate covered strawberries).
I made a couple of items (the theme was chocolate and sprinkles) one of which was meringues. I thought this light and airy cookie/candy would be the perfect addition (and bonus- it would hold sprinkles beautifully!)
Meringues don’t require a lot of ingredients but they do require precision and patience. Not something that a four year old has a lot of. But if you involve your child at the right moments, this can be a great recipe (and a lesson in science!).
This is what you’ll need;
4 egg whites
1/4 tea white vinegar
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tea vanilla extract
sprinkles for decorating
Preheat oven to 200 F.
Using a standing mixer, add your room temperature egg yolks and whisk on medium high until frothy.
Next add the vinegar and watch until soft peaks form (4-5 minutes). Go get your kid! It’s sugar adding time! Add your sugar 1 tbsp at a time, whisk until everything thickens up and hard peaks form (when you lift the mixer out, the mixture doesn’t drop off). Add vanilla and mix in.
You can either a) put this mixture in a bag to pipe out or b) use spoons. I don’t mind the mess and I like Z helping so I opted for spoons. They aren’t uniform because of this, but she had a great time, and that’s really all that matters anyway.
Using a spoon scoop out two spoonfuls per cookie. Top with sprinkles and bake for 2 hours.