The cinnamon-lover’s meringue!
I love cinnamon. I dump cinnamon into everything I can–oatmeal, yogurt, smoothies…I also love meringue cookies as a light, crunchy, sugary snack, especially when I’m working. These meringues are a cinnamon-addict’s dream!
Very basic, minimal recipe:
Cinnamon Overload Meringues
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
- Beat egg whites until bubbles form, to break up the whites.
- Add vanilla. Beat until whites form soft peaks.
- Add cinnamon. Gradually add sugar while continuing to beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.
- Dollop onto baking sheet. Bake for 2-3 hours.
Yield: 2 dozen cookies
It’s probably more professional to pipe meringues onto the baking sheet, but I’m lazy and just dollop them on with a spoon. Plus, it’s fun to see what shapes I can get with different sized and differently angled dollops!
I packed about as much cinnamon as possible into these meringues. My taste buds were thoroughly saturated with cinnamon. While it would have been physically possible to dump in more, I don’t think I would have been able to taste any additional cinnamon!
The meringues are like cinnamon sugar in crunchy form!
I may have had a bit too much fun photographing these meringues. It is surprisingly hard to get nice shots of irregularly-shaped meringues. It’s a bit embarrassing how many more photos I took with different set-ups and angles.