Trinity Meringue Cookies

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Who can resist light and crunchy – not to mention mint chocolaty – meringue cookies? You don’t have to be an advanced baker to pull these off, or an artist to shape them like shamrocks. These treats are sure to be a hit wherever they’re served! Recipe makes about 3 dozen cookies.

  • 3 egg whites at room temperature
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tarter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon mint extract
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • Several drops of green food coloring
  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Beat egg whites, salt, and cream of tarter in a glass or metal mixing bowl until soft peaks form
  3. Slowly add the sugar while continuing to mix. Continue beating until stiff. Add the mint extract, chocolate chips, and food coloring, and beat for an additional 30 seconds.
  4. Put the mixture into a gallon-sized zipper plastic bag and snip off about 1/4 inch of the bottom corner.
  5. Squeeze the mixture out onto parchment paper in the shape of shamrocks.
  6. Make 1 teardrop-shaped blob for each of the shamrock leaves, and finish with a line at the bottom for a stem.
  7. Bake for 90 minutes or until dry and crispy.

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