Here's an idea to dress up your wedding sweet table and/or to give in beautifully wrapped bags as favors for your guests: Classic French Meringue Cookies!
And depending on your taste, you can easily color the batter to any color of your choosing, if you want to stick to a particular color theme. There are plenty of other ways to jazz these up also, just by adding bits of chocolate and nuts, among other things.
But to keep things chic and simple, here is your classic, dry French Meringue cookie (by Food.com). If you're new to meringues in general, you should click here to see the three varieties of meringues.
French Meringue Cookie
3⁄4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons cornstarch
4 large egg whites
3⁄4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1⁄8 teaspoon table salt
Adjust the oven racks to upper-middle and lower-middle positions and heat the oven to 225°F Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
Combine cornstarch and sugar in a small bowl.
In a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, beat the egg whites, vanilla, and salt at high speed until very soft peaks start to form and the foam just starts to gain volume (peaks should slowly lose shape when whisk is removed) about 30-45 seconds.
Reduce the mixer speed to low and slowly add the sugar mixture in a steady stream down the side of the mixer bowl. This process should take about 30 seconds.
Stop the mixer and scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula.
Turn the mixer back on to high speed and beat until glossy, stiff peaks have formed, about 30-45 seconds.
Working quickly and carefully, put meringue mixture into a pastry bag fitted with 1/2" tip. Pipe the meringues into 1 1/4"-wide mounds about 1" high. Try to fit 6 rows of 4 meringues on each baking sheet.
Bake for 30 minutes, then rotate pans front to back, top to bottom, and bake for 30 more minutes.
Turn off the oven and allow the meringues to cool for at least 1 hour (or 2 if a humid or rainy day). Remove from oven and allow to cool to room temperature before serving (about 10 minutes).
Click here to learn how to make the Lemon Meringue Pie Cocktail, using these cookies!