Delicious, festive, easy, melt in your mouth Strawberry Meringues dipped in chocolate! My favorite cookie recipe!
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And the award goes to…..
I love movies. I love going to the movies. I love the popcorn I get at the movies. I can see a dumb movie and still have a great time, because I love the experience.
But you know what drives me crazy? All the award shows.
Actors and actresses make more money than the average person. Clearly. Let’s set up an example.
Betty Jo Nurse works 40 hours a week, plus overtime at her hospital job. Caring for people day in and day out. At the end of the year…is she hoping to get an AWARD? Best nurse award? Do we have a TV event for the Nurse of the Year? (because we should….)
Seriously, my point is this. Do away with the awards please. Your award is the fact that you make so much money and your movie was a hit at the box office. Do we really need to see these people dressed up in clothes we can’t afford, giving speeches that make us want to barf, and talking about the free swag that costs more than my home?
Okay, I’m a little bitter, haha.
Let’s give an award instead for this….Strawberry Meringues.
These are melt in your mouth delicious. The sweet strawberry meringue is finished with decadent, dark chocolate! Of course, I used my favorite Ghirardelli dark melting wafers. They are so smooth, and they melt perfectly EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.
Well, if you’re going to have to watch an awards show, I suggest you at least have the perfect treat!
How to make Strawberry Meringue Cookies
Bake them at a low temperature for a long time. I usually do 200 degrees for 90 minutes.
Use parchment paper! Easy to clean up, and mine never get browned bottoms.
Once done baking, turn oven off and let them set in the oven for hours. I usually make them in the evening, then let them sit in the oven overnight.
Don’t bake on a humid day. Don’t store them when it’s humid in your house.
Use JELL-O gelatin powder to add color and flavor (I usually add in a couple tablespoons of the powder).
If using food coloring, add it before beating to stiff peaks. It helps distribute it more evenly. I also find gel food coloring works better than liquid.
Use a pastry bag and tip for swirls and roses. Or use a spoon and drop by tablespoon onto parchment paper. You decide.
Use good chocolate melting wafers for dipping your meringues. It sets up quick and doesn’t change the texture of your meringue. (I like Ghirardelli)
More Meringue Cookies
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One of my favorite flavor combinations ever: Chocolate Mint Meringue cookies are so easy to make, and so versatile too!
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.
Melt in your mouth Pumpkin Spice Meringue Cookies are the perfect fall treat! Plus I’ve got some tips and tricks for meringue success! And, a sweet giveaway at the end of the post!
Delicious meringue roses make a perfect treat for gift giving, Mother’s Day or Teacher appreciation. Use gelatin for fun flavors!
I’ve got a quick video showing just how easy it is to make these Strawberry Meringues!
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Recipe originally published February 3, 2016