The old adage, if you love something let it go, should be revised to say - if you love something, share some of it, keep most of it, make lots more so that you are never without it.
Okay, put mildly, my adage crafting skills are lacking, but I guarantee after just one bite of these cookies, you'll quickly see the flaw in that love them and set them free business.
I absolutely love these cookies and set out to make them for gifting purposes, but as hard as I try, there is just no setting them free. And if I am not mistaken, K might just feel the same way about them - he ate half the Cocoa Rouge Meringue Cookies within hours of me taking them from the oven. BTW - he claims to not have much of a sweet tooth...
With hardly any of the first batch left, I set out to make a variety of flavours for gifting purposes. I made sure K was not around. First, I made coconut flavoured meringue and piped them onto a lined cookie sheet. I separated the remaining batter and added some raspberry flavour and a touch of pink gel food colouring to half. Using a double piping bag inserted into a large piping bag fitted with the star tip, I swirled to my heart's desire.
Heaven in a feather-light cookie! Yup, those are my teeth marks. It's called testing the product - over and over and over... I had more jars than I had cookies left, so another batch was in order. If you have never made or eaten meringue cookies, I urge you to try them. Your tastebuds will be forever indebted.
As it's the season for giving - they also make great gifts! So get in the kitchen and start whipping. Only eight more sleeps before Christmas!