Photo courtesy of The Bitten Word.
As a college student, I don’t always have the resources I need to make what I want to eat. But this Valentine’s Day, I am letting nothing stop me.
This week I made cookies with my brother called “kisses” that I will hopefully be able to replicate for my sweetie by improvising in ways I never have before. They’re so sweet and scrumptious with their marshmallow-y taste!
This recipe is so easy; no wonder these cookies are called “kisses” (Keep It Simple, Stupid!)
Contrary to the traditional Hershey’s Kiss cookies, these cookies are dainty, thin and crisp.
The only ingredients you need are two eggs and sugar and any sweet touch you’d like to add. (Red food coloring, mashed strawberries, honey, lemon, etc.)
Photo by Cassie Neiden.
Start by cracking the eggs, separating the yolk from the egg white, and pouring both egg whites into a measuring cup. Be careful to get no yellow at all in the egg white because that will ruin the consistency of the batter.
Add sugar and then stir until you can create stiff peaks. Do this by using a mixer…that is, if you have one.
We, unfortunately, do not have such a sophisticated kitchen tool. So we decided to make one using a POWER DRILL and a flat plastic spoon.
Warning: This drill is a kitchen tool that is NOT dishwasher safe.
As we were mixing our egg whites and laughing hysterically, we realized that we do not have wax paper either. You need to use wax paper to put over your cookie sheet so the cookies don’t stick to the pan when you bake them.
Bake the kisses in the oven at 350 degrees for just a couple minutes. They may need bake longer if they’re thicker. Just watch them until you see them just barely browning on the bottom.
After they’ve browned a little, take them out of the oven and let them cool until they harden. This should take anywhere between 10 and 20 minutes.
(Since we didn’t have wax paper, our cookies did not turn out so pretty once we literally scraped them from the pan. The picture shows what they are actually supposed to look like. We’re going to try to get the right equipment before V-Day and make them again. I’ll post a picture to show how they turned out.)
And there you have it! The simplest Valentine’s Day treat to share with your loved one.
If you’re feeling festive, decorate them by placing strawberries on the side or add food coloring to make them pink or red.
Feel free to share your experiences and show how you decorated your kisses!
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