Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins
Betty was a family friend of my husband's Grandfather and this is her recipe. My DH loved these as a child.
- Beat whites until very stiff.
- Gradually add sugar and keep beating until mixture forms peaks.
- Grease or spray, with cooking oil a large cookie sheet and put teaspoon amounts on to the sheet about 2 inches apart.
- Place in preheated 225 degree oven on the middle rack and bake for 30 minutes. Check to see if the center of the cookie is dry for doneness.
- If dry, remove from oven and bang sheet- the cookies should jump off the sheet!
- Note: Do not brown!
Instead of using granulated sugar, I used the same amount of powdered sugar and the cookies came out even better
This is a good meringue recipe with not a lot of cook time. I added vanilla bean, vanilla extract, cream of tartar and salt, which made the meringue cookies taste even better. I piped them with a star tip. They looked and tasted great.
Adding a bit of vanilla helps to dilute the sugary taste. Overall, it is delicious!