Meringue Mushrooms

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Serves 2-3 dozen | Prep Time 1 hr | Cook Time 5 min+5hrs "dry" time

Why I Love This Recipe

I was making cream puffsat Christmas,and had all these egg whites left... what to do,what to do... I also had a yule log cake that needed decoration...hummmmm

Ingredients You'll Need

4 Egg whites; room temperature
1/2 ts Cream of tartar
pn Salt
1/2 c Granulated sugar (superfine is best)
1 ts ground cinnamon
1 ts Vanilla extract
8 oz Semisweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 375 F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.

In medium bowl, with electric mixer on medium speed, beat egg whites until frothy; add cream of tartar and salt. Beat on high speed until stiff; add cinnamon to sugar;beat in sugar 1 tablespoon at a time. Add vanilla,beat in until extremely stiff

Drop 2/3 of batter by heaping teaspoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet. Make 1" long "stems" with rest of batter. Place in oven. Turn oven off; leave cookies in oven 5 hours.

When done,melt chocolate. then slightly hollow out bottom of meringue mounds filling with spoonful of chocolate.Then sticking stems in place set on tray to harden.

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