Thursday, November 30, 2017

Rosé Meringue Cookies

What's better than a Freaky Friday recipe swap?  A Freaky Friday Virtual Holiday Cookie Exchange!  If you've been wondering what kind of treats to make for upcoming holiday festivities, here is your answer!  I've made the most wonderful Rosé Meringue Cookies, infused with Rosé wine, ideal for cookie trays and wine fans alike! What is Freaky Friday you ask?  It's a blog swap between myself and a lot of fabulous foodie friends.  We secretly cook and bake from one another's blogs and reveal our recipes on the same day.  This month we all chose a cookie or candy that would be delicious on a holiday cookie tray, just in time for your holiday baking... 
For this Freaky Friday swap, I chose a recipe from Mildly Meandering.  Madi is a student at Michigan State which absolutely amazes me that she has time to study English and manage a blog full of fabulous recipes at the same time.  When I was in college I could barely manage slice and bake cookies, let alone French Palmiers.  I ordered Domino's Pizza, and Madi is making Spinach Ricotta Gnudi.  So you can see she is an awesome young lady, and the rest of the bloggers in our group think she is pretty special.  She also has a hedgehog named Sir Humphrey Pricklemeister which I think is quite possibly the coolest pet name ever.  I was torn between all of the delicious baked goods on Madi's blog and then I ran across her Rosé Meringue Cookies.  Rosé wine is such a big trend right now, and it's something we always have on hand.  I'm a little embarrassed to admit that I make Rosé ice cubes and top them with Fresca.  We drink them on the patio and call them Porch Pounders.  
A "Porch Pounder" in my shatterproof Govino Wine Glass.
Perfect for the Patio!

So as you can see, I'm a little partial to Rosé.  The most interesting thing about this recipe is it only calls for 2 teaspoons of Rosé, but packs a true wine flavor.  If you've never had a meringue cookie, they are light, crisp and just a little sticky, similar to cotton candy.  Can you imagine Rosé flavored cotton candy?  Now imagine it in a sophisticated form, perfect for holiday gifting and entertaining.  I used just a bit of food coloring for the perfect pink color, and an icing tip that was reminiscent of a rose shape once I piped the cookie.  Only 4 ingredients to a gorgeous and delicious holiday treat.  These cookies will be the hit of any holiday cookie tray, because face it, any cookie that contains wine is the best cookie.
I love a recipe that is simple, but packs presentation.  These cookies are so cosmopolitan.  I'm excited to add them to my holiday menu.  I love the color variation from the traditional red and green.  Wouldn't these make a lovely gift with a bottle of Rosé wine?  Between Madi's wonderful recipes from Mildly Meandering, and all of the other participating bloggers, you are sure the find something tasty for your own cookie trays!          
I also have Rosé themed shoes.  I'm sensing a trend here.  Is it wrong when you enjoy wine so much you wear it on your feet?  Surely that isn't a problem is it?  We won't talk about that.  I'll just put on my favorite shoes, pour a glass of my favorite wine and bake a batch of my new favorite cookies!
Expressing the sentiments of tired bakers and holiday
shoppers every where!

Rosé Meringue Cookies


4 egg whites
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons Rosé wine
pink food coloring

Preheat oven to 200 degrees F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. In the bowl of a stand mixer, whip the egg whites until they are stiff peaks.  Slowly add in sugar and continue to whip until glossy.  Slowly fold in Rosé and food coloring.  Transfer the mixture to a piping bag fitted with a 1M tip and pipe 2.5-inch diameter circles.  Start from the center of the circle and pipe around until the it is the proper diameter.  Bake for 1 hour or until the cookies can easily be removed from the parchment paper.  Turn off the oven and leave the meringues inside for 2-3 hours.  This will help the cookie cool slowly and avoid cracking.

Prep Time:  Approximately 15minutes     Cook Time:  Approximately 2 hours Yield: 12 cookies


Notes on Rosé Meringue Cookies:

*Do Not make these on a humid or rainy day.  It is difficult to achieve a crispy, dry cookie if it is wet out.
*Make sure to have a piping bag and correct tip on hand to achieve the Rose look.
*If the cookies aren't stiff and crisp after 1 hour of baking give them an additional 20-30 minutes to help harden.
*Use a biscuit cutter, or similar round shape to trace a circle onto the back side of the parchment paper.  This will give you a guide for piping your circles.
*Use a chip clip to keep the meringue mixture from running out the tip as you fill your piping bag. 
       

  Make sure to visit all of the participating blogs for this round of Freaky Friday:
   
An Affair from the Heart - Mocha Rum Balls
A Dish of Daily Life - Cherry Pie Cookies
A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures - Black Forest Rum Balls
Bacon Fatte - Mexican Wedding Cookies
The Devilish Dish - Rosé Meringue Cookies
The Foodie Affair - No Bake Cookie ~ Copycat Samoas
Full Belly Sisters - Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
Hostess at Heart - Chocolate Caramel Cookie Bars
LeMoine Family Kitchen - Chocolate Chip Cookie Dippers
Life Currents - Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies
Mildly Meandering - Vanilla Bean Pizzelle Cookies
Pic Nic - Lemon and Blueberry Bars
Plattertalk - White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
Take Two Tapas - Savory Pecan Cornmeal Biscotti Bites
Seduction in the Kitchen - Orange Snowball Cookies
Who Needs a Cape? - Almond Raspberry Thumbprints  

   
















     




23 comments:

  1. Hehehehe I read this as rose. Definitely up for these if they're made with Rose! Love this idea.

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    1. Yes me too! The Rosé flavor really comes through, even though it's such a small amount!

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  2. Madi is indeed special just as these beautiful cookies that you've done an amazing job with. I'm wine everyday but don't drink until dinner. Cookies don't count so I'll take a dozen!

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  3. These are so pretty! Not only a great holiday treat, but would be lovely for a special occasion like a bridal shower!

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    1. That's a great idea. I think any group of ladies getting together would enjoy these!

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  4. What a beautiful Cookie!! The color is pink perfection & the light was of a merengue is such a nice addition to any cookie tray

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    1. I love a meringue cookie! They are so light!

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  5. These cookies are so pretty,and your slippers crack me up. I love the color of these cookies. Pinned for later.

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    1. Aren't those shoes a laugh!?! The pale pink of the cookie is really lovely.

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  6. Interesting use of rosé here! Wish I had one of these beauties in my hands right now!

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    1. The flavor of the Rosé really comes through. It's a great little cookie!

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  7. I love this!! I love that has rose!! YUM!

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    1. Me too, and the flavor really comes through!

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  8. Yum!! So pretty and such an awesome idea!

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  9. I think you've found the perfect cookie :) PS-I need to try a porch pounder!

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    1. I can't wait for the weather to warm up so I can make porch pounders again :)

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  10. Those cookies are absolutely beautiful!!

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    1. Thank you! I love how they turned out!

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  11. These are so pretty!! You and you cute house shoes make some awesome baked goods ... but these are at the top of my to bake list!!

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    1. They are really pretty and very simple to make!

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  12. Oh my goodness... These cookies are so pretty! I can't wait to make them!! :-)

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    1. Thank you! I made your Mexican Wedding Cookies over Christmas, look for the picture in an upcoming post!

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