Pumpkin Spice Meringues

What you need:


4 egg whites

1 cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon pumpkin spice seasoning 

Orange and Green Food Coloring for the Pumpkins AND Green and Black for Frankenstein 


What to do:


Preheat oven to 175 degrees.


Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil.


In the bowl of the mixer, mix together the egg whites, sugar, and cream of tartar.


While this is mixing, fill a medium saucepan with about 2 inches of water and bring it to a simmer over medium heat.


Stop the mixer and remove the mixing bowl.


Place the mixing bowl on top of a medium sauce pan.


Using a hand whisk, gently whisk the mixture until the sugar dissolves. You'll need to continuously whisk this, just a slow whisk will work. Takes around 7-10 minutes. Do not the mixture get to hot or boil.


Once the sugar is dissolved, return the mixing bowl to the standing mixer.


Mix the egg/sugar mixture on high until stiff peaks form.


Should take about 5 minutes, maybe less. It should look like thick white glue.


Stir in the extract and pumpkin pie seasoning.


Separate the meringue into 3 bowls. Mix in the food coloring. Making one bowl, orange, one green, one black.


Fit a icing piping bag (or a Ziploc bag with one of the ends cut off) with a large round tip.


Fill the piping bag with the orange meringue.


Pipe pumpkin shapes onto the lined baking sheets. Don't let them touch.


Pipe as many pumpkins as you'd like.


Next Fit a icing piping bag (or a Ziploc bag with one of the ends cut off) with a smaller round tip.


Fill the piping bag with the green meringue.


Give the pumpkins green tops, and then use the rest of the green to pipe the green squares for the Frankenstein heads. 



Next Fit a icing piping bag (or a Ziploc bag with one of the ends cut off) with a smaller round tip.


Fill the piping bag with the black meringue and pipe on faces onto Frankenstein.



Bake the Meringues in a 175F oven for 1 hour and 45 minutes.


Meringues should be crisp and a stiff to the touch when done.


Turn off oven and crack open oven door. Let cookies set in oven for about 30 minutes. Remove carefully from oven, pan may still be hot.


Store Meringues in an airtight container!


Add to Hot Chocolate for a Special Treat!

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