Cotton Candy Meringues
Recipe type: Cookies
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Serves: 24
Like getting cotton candy at the circus, minus the weird carnies. These cookies will melt in your mouth!
  • 3 egg whites
  • ½ cup Cotton Candy Spinning Sugar*
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 pkt. Duncan Hines Frosting Creations in Cotton Candy
  1. First, I highly suggest putting on an evening gown, elbow-length gloves and setting out your nicest tea settings. Play some Mozart to set the tone. Sh*t's about to get fancy in huuuurrr. Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 175 degrees.
  2. Place your egg whites and both sugars into the bowl of an electric mixer. If you're using the stainless steel one, even better! Place the stainless steel mixing bowl over a pot of simmering water and whisk constantly, until the mixture has combined and the sugar has dissolved. Remove the bowl from the heat carefully and attach it to your mixer.
  3. Add the cream or tartar and the Cotton Candy packet. Begin whipping the egg whites with the whisk attachment on high speed until stiff peaks form.
  4. Spoon the meringue into a piping bag attached with a star tip. Pipe the meringues onto parchment or silicone-lined baking sheets. Bake the meringues in the preheated oven for 1 hour and 40 minutes. I know it's a long time, but have some caviar or something to tide you over. Once the meringues are done baking, crack the oven door open (and obviously turn off the heat) so the meringues can cool off in the oven for a bit.
  5. Bring the meringues out to the party and eat them. Edible party guests are always the best kind.
  6. *Note: I used American Candy Company's Spinning Sugar in Blue Raspberry flavor, which I found at World Market (Sur La Table also sells it). Using the cotton candy spinning sugar in place of regular granulated sugar intensifies the cotton candy flavoring and provides a deeper pop of blue color. If you can't find the spinning sugar, feel free to use white sugar entirely.*
Recipe by The Domestic Rebel at