Merry Elf Hats

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READY IN: 1hr
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    egg whites
  • 12
    teaspoon vanilla
  • 18
    teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 -3
    drops red food coloring or 2 -3 drops green food coloring
  • 23
    cup sugar
  • 6
    ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted
  • 34
    cup cashews, finely chopped (use your favorite nut, cashews are my fave and what I use)
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a medium mixing bowl allow egg whites to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, grease a cookie sheet; set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • Add vanilla, cream of tartar, and food coloring to the egg whites. Beat whites at medium speed until soft peaks form.
  • Add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating about 5 minutes on high speed until stiff peaks form.
  • Spoon meringue into pastry bag fitted with 1/2-inch round tip. Pipe small 1-inch-high mounds that end in an angled tip about 1 inch apart on prepared sheet.
  • Bake about 15 minutes or until edges are very lightly browned. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool.
  • When cookies are cool, dip bottoms into melted chocolate, then into chopped nuts.
  • Set on waxed paper until chocolate is firm.
  • If desired, add a dot of colored icing to each tip.
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