I try to bake about 20 different Christmas cookies, and
put them in cute festive tins, as gifts for friends and family.
These cookies look just like little *Christmas wreaths*
using red hots for the ornaments.
They add so much holiday charm to the assortment of cookies,
and are sure to delight everyone!
- 6 lrg egg whites
- 1/2 tsp cream of tarter
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 5 drops green food color
- 1 1/2 C coconut
- 1 C sugar
- red hot candies
Using a medium sized bowl, add 1 1/2 C coconut, cover with water dyed with green food coloring, soak for at least thirty minutes, drain green coconut on paper towels.
In a separate bowl, using mixer, or food processor, beat first five ingredients until stiff, continue beating and gradually add 1 C sugar, add green coconut and stir by hand. Form into small wreaths on cookie sheet covered by parchment paper or waxed paper. Dot tops of wreaths with red hots. Put into preheated oven that was set at 400 degrees. Turn oven OFF
and leave meringue wreaths in oven overnight. I like to add a little bow made out of icing at the tip of the wreath.
Sending out a big *thank you* to Overwhelmed With Joy for hosting ~ Holiday Cooking Blogger Style recipe exchange with no limit on ingredients. Quick, put together your holiday recipe, then click on the link on my sidebar and join us, anyone is welcome and it is lots of fun! You can copy and paste the picture at the top of my post if you'd like.
So there you have it, just the two of us love this time of the year and hope you and your families are looking forward to the holidays, as well. To all of our Canadian friends, we wish you a very happy Thanksgiving on October 9th! As these little Meringue Wreaths are truly perfect for Chistmas, here is a little picture to get you in the mood. lol