Clarion County Recipe of the Day: Marbled Meringue Hearts
These pretty pastel cookies are a fun way to brighten your Valentine’s Day dinner!
Marbled Meringue Hearts
3 large egg whites
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
Pink food coloring
3/4 cup sugar
~Place egg whites in a large bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
~Preheat oven to 200°. Add vanilla and cream of tartar to egg whites; beat on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar, one tablespoon at a time, on high until stiff peaks form. Remove 1/4 cup and tint pink. Lightly swirl pink mixture into remaining meringue.
~Fill pastry bag with meringue. Pipe 2-in. heart shapes 2 inches apart onto prepared baking sheets.
~Bake until set and dry, about 20 minutes. Turn oven off; leave meringues in oven until oven has completely cooled. Store in an airtight container.
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