Out of the many holiday treats my grandma would make (and there were plenty), there was just one my grandfather waited (quite impatiently) for each year: The meringue cookie. He adored their crunchy exterior which was immediately followed by a melt-in-your mouth sugary perfection. I remember the look of glee on his face when the delicately shaped egg whites were removed from the oven. How one simple cookie could turn a grown and very proud man into a giddy schoolboy was pure magic to me.
That is why I find Heather Christo’s Candy Cane Meringues so spellbinding and such a perfect holiday treat. They only require three ingredients (egg whites, powdered sugar, and crushed candy canes) to make fluffy, peppermint treats that both young and old can appreciate. The step-by-step photos take the intimidation factor out of working with meringue, and the adorable packaging is just icing on an already delightful food gift. I’m pretty sure these would have made my grandfather kick up his heels in a happy dance.
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