Meringue Bones

These meringue bones (I said BONE huh huh huh) are sure to be the hit of the party! I love meringue. Soft and fluffy on a pie, light and crispy as a “cookie”, filled with goodness as a pavlova… whatever it’s form, I enjoy the stuff! While trying to come up with things to serve at our upcoming Halloween party, my son Cosmo said “Make skull and bone cookies, mom!”. That’s when it hit me! Meringue bones! After a quick Pinterest search I found that I was not the first person who had thought of this. However, I love the way they turned out and I think my meringue bones are freaking adorable!

You will need the following:

  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 cup fine granulated sugar

Directions:

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat egg whites and cream of tartar on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high until stiff peaks form. Place mixture in a ziploc bag and cut the tip of the corner off.
  2. On parchment lined baking sheets, pipe meringue into bone shapes (see pictures below). 
  3. Bake at 225° for 1-1/2 hours or until firm. Remove to wire racks. Store in an airtight container.

IMG_4389Soft peaks have formed and you are ready to begin adding sugar slowly.

IMG_4391You’ve added all the sugar and are ready to transfer meringue to your ziploc “piping bag”. Your meringue should have stiff peaks, meaning they remain standing on their own. It should also have a glossy finish.

IMG_4392Spoon into your fancy piping bag!

IMG_4394Begin each bone with this puffy, kind of heart shaped V.

IMG_4395Continue downward, about 3 inches.

IMG_4396Complete your bone with an inverted version of the heart shaped V and travel back up the middle with the meringue. Gently pat down any peaks with a slightly moistened finger.

And voila! You’ve got some fantastically easy Halloween treats!

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