Root Beer Meringue Cookies
Root Beer Float Meringue Cookies are filled with the classic taste of summer, in a sweet cookie! Chewy, crunchy, these will go fast at your next BBQ.
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Do you love meringue cookies? Please tell me you’ve tried them. And made them. And love them.
If you haven’t made them, they really are very easy. And they are so “adult” like. But I’ve taken that adult cookie and given it a fun twist for kids too! Root Beer Float Meringue Cookies.
I gave up soda last year and haven’t had a root beer float since last July. That’s crazy right? I’m thinking I can have one this summer, just to try it, but having given up soda I’m not sure it would even taste good anymore.
But, root beer floats? How can I quit them? They scream summer. And BBQ’s. And they were one of the staples of my diet in my first pregnancy! I will NOT quit them.
So instead, how about capturing all that root beer flavor in a meringue cookie?
Chewy delicious meringue cookies. The perfect vessel for my root beer float craving.
Don’t be alarmed when you read the recipe and see the “prep” time. These seriously take about 15 minutes to whip up. Then they bake at a very low temperature for a long time. Then they sit in the oven and rest overnight (or 4-8 hours). Totally seems tedious, but it’s not! I don’t do tedious (well, this pumpkin cheesecake cake is tedious, BUT WORTH IT).
Once your meringues have rested, they have that delicious crunch. Still chewy. But crunchy. I know it doesn’t make sense.
Be sure to dip them in some melted Vanilla Candiquik and sprinkles for a fun summer touch!
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Root Beer Meringue Cookies
Yield: 5 dozen cookies
Prep Time: 5 hours, 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes
- 4 egg whites, room temperature
- 1 Tablespoon white vinegar
- 1 Tablespoon corn starch
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 3 tsp Root Beer Flavoring (I use McCormick)
- 3/4 cup vanilla Candiquik, melted
- In a clean, dry mixing bowl, beat egg whites with whisk attachment (electric mixer) for 30 seconds until frothy.
- Add vinegar and cornstarch and beat another minute. Slowly add sugar in a steady stream, beating continuously. Add root beer flavoring too, and beat another 4 minutes until stiff peaks form.
- Spoon filling into a piping bag with star tip (or a large ziploc bag) and pipe stars (or desired shape) onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet (makes a lot of cookies, will take two sheets).
- Bake in a 200 degree oven for 80 minutes. Turn oven off and allow cookies to "rest" for 4-8 hours (or overnight). Once crisp, dip in melted candiquik and immediately add sprinkles. Allow to set about 5 minutes. Store in an airtight container for up to one week.
I love Root Beer desserts….
Root Beer float fudge…my husbands favorite fudge recipe!
Root Beer Float Ice Cream Sandwiches….cookies that taste like root beer for the win!
Root Beer Float Truffles…soft root beer fudge center with a crisp vanilla shell