So have you ever had a day where none of your baking turns out like you want it too? I did recently...I was so ready to jump on the pumpkin bandwagon. SO READY! So I scoped out my favourite bloggers, picked a couple of recipes.....
Made said recipes, with high hopes and wonderful aromas filling the air...
Took out said recipes.....
I was like...WHAT? I don't get it! My house smells great....but when I bit into my pumpkin inspired cookies....NO PUMPKIN FLAVOR!
I was so disgusted...I threw them away. Ugh...
Well I was ready to try again. And with Canadian Thanksgiving right around the corner...I knew I had to get something right..like NOW!
And this is THE Thanksgiving recipe !!!!
I"ve never made meringue cookies before and I've always wanted to try. So easy! I bit into these crispy, melt in your mouth pumpkin spicy morsels and sighed with happiness and ate 2 more to make sure I wasn't dreaming...They are good! With a cup of coffee....perfection!
So surprise your friends this Thanksgiving with a spicy treat that epitomises FALL!
Pumpkin Spice Meringue Cookies
adapted from: Eat, Drink, Love
What you Need:
4 egg whites
1 cup super fine sugar*** (see note)
1 1/4 teaspoon of pumpkin spice
1/2 tsp of cream of tarter
*** You can easily make super fine sugar by putting a cup of regular sugar into your food processor for 30 seconds to a minute. I did mine in my Magic Bullet.
What you DO:
1. Beat egg whites in a large glass bowl with the whisk beater until they are foamy.
2. Add sugar slowly as you beat eggs. Beat until well - mixed.
3. Add Cream of Tarter and pumpkin spice. Keep beating on a medium to medium high speed until you get a glossy shine on egg mixture and can hold a stiff peak when you lift the beater out.
4. Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees F. Line cookie sheet with silicone mat or parchment paper.
5. Spoon egg white mixture into a piping bag with your choice of tip. (you can also just dollop the mixture onto the cookie sheet with a spoon as well)
6. Pipe mixture onto baking sheets. Bake in oven for 2 hours. Try not to peek at cookies as they bake.
7. Remove and cool. Eat them up!!! Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!