Easy to make meringue cookies dyed pink naturally with blood orange juice.
Looking for a last minute Valentine’s Day treat? These kiss cookies couldn’t be easier and they come to you courtesy of my 8-year-old self (circa 1978.)
This is a recipe I copied down in 2nd grade. I swear my mom keeps everything. And as much I as do the opposite (alas, my daughter’s saved mementos will be a much smaller pile), I admit, I enjoy the trip down memory lane from my mom’s
So, this is a classic recipe for meringue treats: whip up egg whites with sugar, pipe them onto a cookie sheet and put in oven. Turn off oven and leave them be overnight.
I wanted to give a pink Valentine’s Day tint to this recipe using natural coloring so I first tried fresh pomegranate juice because I figured those seeds definitely know how to stain.
But that was a fail – turns out it took a lot of juice to barely tint the cookies. My second attempt using fresh blood orange juice worked much better and bonus, it gave a nice citrus flavor to the cookies.
So, there you have it – the ultimate last-minute treat that’s even simple enough for a 2nd grader to make.Print
Are you making any homemade treats for your sweetie (or yourself) this Valentine’s Day?