Speculoos (Biscoff) Swirl Meringues
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Recipe type: Cookies
 
Ingredients
  • ⅓ cup speculoos spread, such as Biscoff
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 6 to 8 crushed speculoos (Biscoff) cookies, optional
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (180 C). Line baking sheet(s) with parchment paper or Silpat mats. If using crushed cookies, place about 2 to 3 teaspoons of cookies in small piles, about 2 inches apart. flatten the piles of cookies, spreading them out a bit (see photo illustration above); set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, warm the speculoos spread until just melted (about 30 seconds). Set aside to cool.
  3. In a large bowl, or the bowl of a standing mixer, whisk together the egg whites, sugar, cream of tartar, cinnamon, and salt. Place the bowl on top of a medium sauce pan filled with a couple of inches of barely simmering water and set over medium heat. Gently whisk the mixture constantly until the sugar dissolves, about 10 minutes. Transfer the bowl to the standing mixer (if you're not using a standing mixer, just remove the bowl from heat and use a handheld mixer), and whisk the mixture on high until stiff peaks form.
  4. Using a spatula, gently stir the melted speculoos spread into the meringue until it is swirled throughout. Do not overstir - you don't want the spread to be completely combined with the meringue.
  5. Place about 3 tablespoons of meringue on top of each area of crushed cookies on the prepared baking sheets. Sprinkle the tops of the meringues with extra cookie crumbs, if desired.
  6. Bake cookies (at 350 degrees) for 10 minutes, reduce temperature to 175 degrees (80C), and continue baking for 1½ hours, until cookies are crisp but not brown. Let cool completely on sheets on wire racks.
Recipe by Bakingdom at http://bakingdom.com/2015/01/speculoos-biscoff-meringues.html