I recently discovered the lovely world of meringues. I will admit that when I was younger, the thought of whipped eggs frightened me and I refused to eat it. The Lemon pie always called to me, but that pesky meringue always got in the way. So when Grandpa R. would sneak into the pie room at Thanksgiving and eat all the meringue pie, I was eternally grateful. (Is that lemon meringue pie? That doesn't look like lemon meringue pie!)- that was for Mom and sisters ;)
BUT... when I made that amazing frosting the other day I tasted it when it was just the sugar and egg whites and was ever so delighted by what I found. I decided to make meringue cookies, and everyone told me how they were very difficult to make. Maybe I'm just awesome, or it was beginners luck- or perhaps its my super awesome mixer with a timer that did it- but I made them and they were a huge success. Brittle at first bite, melty and chewy and oh so delicious. They aren't that bad for you comparably- gluten free and I loaded these puppies up with cocoa powder and crushed dark chocolate. The kids LOVED them!