Way easier to make than meringue snowmen. Light, fluffy and perfect for topping a fancy dessert or making a child smile. Not a #pinterestfail
Author:by Deanna Segrave-Daly, RD
Yield:12 snow angels 1x
3 egg whites
Pinch of salt
1/4 teaspoon cream of tarter
1 teaspoon vanilla (clear in color if possible; if not clear use 1/2 teaspoon)
1/2 cup powdered (confectioners) sugar
Optional garnishes: Colored sugar
Set the egg whites in a large bowl on the counter and let warm to room temperature for 30 minutes.
To the egg whites, add salt, cream of tarter and vanilla. Using an electric mixer (or stand mixer) whip for about 1 minute until eggs form soft peaks. Sprinkle in powdered sugar and beat on the lowest speed until sugar is incorporated, then beat on high speed about 2-3 minutes until egg whites are stiff and glossy.
Spoon meringue into a 1-gallon zip-top plastic bag. Snip off the corner of the bag to make a piping bag; start with a 1/3-inch diameter hole. I did make the whole a bit bigger to about 1/2-inch diameter. (But you may find 1/3-inch is good.)
On a parchment-lined baking sheet, pipe the head, large triangle for the dress, and 2 small triangles on either side of the dress for wings. Trim ‘wings’ to desired shape with a butter knife. Smooth ‘dress’ with flat edged spatula, or butter knife.
Sprinkle with colored sugar if desired.
Bake in a heated 200-degree oven for about 45 minutes or until outside is set. Turn off oven and leave in oven for a couple hours or overnight.