Raspberry Almond Meringues

Raspberry Almond Meringues

  • Servings: 40 cookies
  • Course: Dessert

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Ingredients

  • Reynolds® Parchment Paper
  • 3 egg whites
  • 4 ounces blanched almonds (3/4 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup raspberry preserves or jam
  • Powdered sugar

Directions

Step 1

Allow egg whites to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 300 degree F. Line 2 large cookie sheets with parchment paper. Meanwhile, place almonds and the 2 tablespoons sugar in a food processor. Cover and process until almonds are finely ground (you should have about 1-1/3 cups). (Or, if you have a coffee grinder or nut grinder, work in small batches to grind the nuts and sugar.)

Step 3

In a large mixing bowl, combine egg whites, almond extract, and salt. Beat on medium speed of an electric mixer until soft peaks form (tips curl). Gradually add 1/3 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high speed until stiff peaks from (tips stand straight).

Step 4

Fold in almond mixture.

Step 5

Spoon mixture into a decorating bag fitted with a small open star tip or a round tip with a large opening. Pipe into 1-1/2-inch circles 1 inch apart on prepared cookie sheets, building up the edges. If the tip gets clogged, use a toothpick to unclog.

Step 6

Bake on separate racks in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Turn off oven and let cookies dry in oven with door closed for 1 hour. Transfer cookies to a wire rack and let cool completely.

Step 7

Just before serving, spoon about 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of the raspberry preserves into the center of each cookie. Sift powdered sugar lightly over filled cookies.

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