Meringue Surprise Cookies
shared with me by Alisha
4 egg whites
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups white sugar
16 caramels, cut into 1/3's
Heat oven to 250*F. Line two large cookies sheets with parchment or wax paper.
In a stand mixer, combine egg whites, salt, and vanilla. Beat until foamy.
Gradually add in sugar, beating until peaks form.
Pipe or spoon mix into 3/4" wide mounds 1" apart on parchment. Top each mound with a piece of the chopped caramels, then pipe or spoon mix on top, covering caramel piece completely.
Bake for 45-55 minutes or until crisp. Immediately remove from cookie sheet. Cool for at least 10 minutes [or you'll burn your tongue on hot caramel!]
Makes about 48 cookies.
What is your go to recipe for cookie exchanges?