Recipe says it makes about 60 meringues; I had about 40 meringues.
3 large egg whites, room temperature
1/8 tsp kosher salt
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup powder sugar
1/8 tsp. peppermint extract
12 drops red food coloring
Pastry bag and 1/2" tip or plastic freezer bag with 1/2" corner cut off
Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using an electric mixer, beat egg whites and salt on medium-high speed until white and foamy, about 1 minute.
With mixer running, add granulated sugar in 3 parts and mixing for 2 minutes between each part. Beat until peaks form, about 2 minutes longer.
Add powder sugar and peppermint extract; beat to blend, about 1 minute.
Drop red coloring dots on the meringue. Do not stir!
Spoon meringue into your bag; twist the top and pipe 1" rounds onto your sheet. The food coloring will color the meringue as you pipe.
Bake meringues for about 2 1/2 hours, until they dry completely. They will loose their shiny look. Cool for one hour and enjoy!
Note: Once I piped a few round drops of the meringue, I got adventurous and piped candy cane shapes. I also piped hearts and used a toothpick to form the top of the heart. These would also be great for Valentine's Day. Maybe add strawberry extract instead? Raspberry extract? Yummy!